Writing In A Pandemic

Author Victoria Heckman Struggle. Isolation. Loss of focus. Job security. Exhaustion. Health. Shortages. Hoarding. Election. Holidays. Money. Frustration. Quarantine. Death. In the course of the last nine months, perhaps one or more of these words resonates with you. It has … Continue reading

Making Peace With Canadian Winter

Author Mar Preston in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada It’s no use sitting inside grumbling, looking at the birds frolicking outside in the snow. So far, and it’s only early January, it hasn’t been that cold, hovering up and down around freezing … Continue reading

Kindness in a Locked-down World

Today’s post is a bit different. It’s not about writing. It’s about kindness. That’s a great way to start off a new year. Kindness in its most elemental form is defined by small actions, by everyday things. But how can … Continue reading

How To Train A Human

Adjusting Attention Spans Humans are fickle creatures. They have either very long attention spans, or very short ones, and no one can say for sure at which point each one comes to the fore. Just understand that these spans tend … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s a strange little sentence to open your writing day. Where will it take you? What is the situation and why is it happening? Have fun with this one! Set your timer, 15-20 minutes, copy the opening sentence, and start … Continue reading

How to Train a Human

Lesson #5: Meal Times Food. It’s the most important item in the universe. Never doubt that for a moment. One thing you have to keep in mind is that humans never understand the importance of food. They will fuss over … Continue reading

How To Train A Human

You Put What In My Bowl? Food. It’s the most important item in the universe. Never doubt that for a moment. One thing you have to keep in mind is that humans never understand the importance of food. They will … Continue reading