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Actually Doing!

Oh my goodness! Another 2 weeks have passed! What have I done (besides my usual tutoring and editing business)? As I mentioned in my last update, I really want to back off a bit on my “learning” and get busy actually doing some writing, speaking, and more editing. And I’m starting to succeed with that … Continue reading

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More workshops and learning

It is astonishing how quickly time passes! How have more than two weeks passed in the blink of an eye? What have I been doing? Writing: Reading through over 830 blog posts in My Church Journey and contemplating on how I might put some of  them together as a book. Copy and pasting possible posts to … Continue reading

speaking engagements / workshops

Workshop on Promotion and the Business Side of Writing

  On October 22, 2016 I presented two workshops to the Okanagan-Shuswap branch of The Word Guild,  on the topic of Promotion and the Business Side of Publishing. The first workshop focused on “Platform and Brand” and the second on “Christian Authors and the Business of Writing.” Comments from the participants included: “A lot of … Continue reading

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I’m driving again!

I’m driving again, as of October 23! Hurrah! My arm still hurts but it’s gaining more range of motion day by day 🙂 My editing and tutoring activities continue anon. Reading – Continue reading from The Art of the Personal Essay – From BC Ministry of Education: “Introduction to BC’s Redesigned Curriculum” – “Have a … Continue reading

speaking engagements / workshops / Writing activities

Workshop preparations and more

It’s been a busy two weeks for Pen and Paper Mama Services. I’ve been taking all that reading and research I did over the summer while my right arm was out of commission, and am turning it into practical and informative workshops to be presented in October and November here in the Okanagan Valley (this … Continue reading

editing activities / Learning activities / my reading / speaking engagements / tutoring

Back to normal life

Summer is pretty much over, and we’re having lovely early fall weather these days. My “enforced vacation” due to my fractured elbow is over (though I’ll still be working on some soft-tissue injuries for a while to come), so my life is getting “back to normal” — well, my normal, that is! Some folks would … Continue reading