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Pay It Forward

They say the best gift you can receive is the satisfaction you get from giving to others, so, since today is my birthday, I’m going to try something a little different. Instead of a post for the Unlikely Teachers Series, I thought I would share some of my favourite writing resources. In no particular order, here we…… Continue reading Pay It Forward

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Writing Lessons From My Cat

It’s no secret that I’m a cat lover, so I was thrilled when Craig W. Steele came to me with a post about his cat, Marble. Even though there has already been a cat post in the series, I just couldn’t resist. Without further adieu, I give you Craig and Marble!    The feline approach to…… Continue reading Writing Lessons From My Cat

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Writing Lessons From My Favourite Foods

Chocolate, chicken fingers, and chili. These are some of my favourite foods. I also feel the need to note that it is just a coincidence that they all start with C… Anyway, cutting to the chase, this is what my favourite foods taught me about writing.   Just macaroni and cheese Food: When I was a…… Continue reading Writing Lessons From My Favourite Foods

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Writing Lessons From My Guilty Pleasure Part 2

 (If you missed Part 1 of Writing Lessons From My Guilty Pleasure, you can read it here) Another show that’s part of my guilty pleasure is Phineas and Ferb.  I think that this show is the most genius and entertaining thing to hit the world of children’s television in the past decade. I would be more…… Continue reading Writing Lessons From My Guilty Pleasure Part 2

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Writing Lessons From My Guilty Pleasure

Guilty pleasures. We all have them. Mine is watching the Family Channel… even when there are no kids around. Yes, I’m probably way too old to indulge in shows like Hannah Montana, but isn’t a children’s writer really just a kid that had to take on life’s responsibilities? Plus, if I learned some great stuff…… Continue reading Writing Lessons From My Guilty Pleasure

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3 Things SATC Taught Me About Writing

The fashion, the R rated bits, and Mr. Big. Can you guess the show?  Sex and the City is one of my favourite comfort shows. The familiarity is soothing and even though I know what’s going to happen next, I can’t turn away. Now that I’ve figured out that  SATC has taught me some great stuff about…… Continue reading 3 Things SATC Taught Me About Writing

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3 Things My Vacuum Cleaner Taught Me About Writing

Cleaning is often a daunting task, especially vacuuming. After I accidentally sucked up a sock as a kid and made the vacuum smoke, I am especially not fond of those suckers! (Bad pun intended) Who knew that we could learn some great writing lessons from vacuuming? The fabulous Laura Wynkoop did, that’s who!  Please give her a warm welcome. I don’t…… Continue reading 3 Things My Vacuum Cleaner Taught Me About Writing