Productive Procrastination for Writers

A slippery slope of knowledge and musings to tickle your fancy between writing sprints!

Author KATHLEEN LAWLESS on Writing + Life

Meet Kathleen... Kathleen Lawless’s earliest memories are of wanting to be a writer. To create stories that would touch the lives of others who love to read the way she does. “I’m working on my 24th novel and it’s amazing to see the changes in traditional publishing, including ebooks and...

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How Becoming a Writer Helped Me Grow Up by Sharon E. Anderson

by Sharon E. Anderson Sharon Anderson writes paranormal romantic comedy novels, short stories, and non-fiction articles. Her short story, Stone God’s Wife won first place in a regional contest, and she’s been published in the online magazine, ParentMap.com. She lives in Skagit Valley with her...

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Celebrating with author Ken Johns for his book release Lost In Time

Is there anything better than seeing all your hard work pay off? Nope. Let's all raise a glass today in celebration with Creative Academy member Ken Johns for the release of his new book. About the book: One Family’s tourist experience is about to get a whole lot more authentic…For their...

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Author KAY GREGORY on Writing + Life

Kay grew up in England and moved to Canada with her parents as a teenager. Shortly after arriving in B.C. she met her husband, then serving in the Canadian navy, in the unromantic setting of a dog club banquet. Following marriage, she and her husband lived in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay before...

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A Horrible Warning to Young(er) Writers by JEANETTE HUBBARD

by Jeanette Hubbard Jeanette Hubbard was brought up in Iowa to be a very good girl. Then she moved to Portland, Oregon, the city that prides itself on weird. She has utilized her degree in English from the University of Iowa in a variety of jobs, including driving a school bus, selling car...

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Author JOHN MAVIN On Writing + Life

Meet John... John Mavin has taught creative writing at Capilano University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, with New Shoots (through the Vancouver School Board), and at the Learning Exchange in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He's a graduate of SFU's The Writer's...

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The Best Time to Write Your Fiction Book Blurb by GLENNA MAGEAU

Glenna Mageau an award-winning suspense/thriller author, who works with Indie/Self Published authors to create attention grabbing fiction book blurbs. Her first attempts at writing fiction book blurbs were dismal, time consuming and very stressful. Finally figuring out how to write interesting,...

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Author DENISE JADEN on Writing + Life

Meet Denise... Denise Jaden wrote the first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, in 21 days during NaNoWriMo, and she loves talking with writers about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough, Foreign Exchange, A Christmas...

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The Power of Asking, "What if..." by WENDY DELANEY

by Wendy Delaney Seattle-based Wendy Delaney writes fun-filled cozy mysteries and is the award-winning author of the Working Stiffs Mystery series. A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America, she’s a Food Network addict and pastry chef...

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Celebrating with author MARY JANE MUIR since success has no expiration date

Author Mary Jane Muir shared her own story about the first time she saw her published book "in the wild" after reading our post, "Achieving every writer's dream... sort of..." We were so moved by her story that we wanted to celebrate it. The first time I saw my book on a book shelf was at a...

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