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At the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting a woman whom I had met before, years ago, but whose path hadn’t crossed with mine since. 987 more words


Weekend WIP #3: Copy Editing (for Content)

Thursday night, after 3 weeks ‘in the drawer’, I took Planes Shifter out and began to read through it – with a new ally: Track Changes. 443 more words

Being A Writer

Giving Clarity to a Story

The point of storytelling is to allow the audience to experience things that aren’t of themselves, to let them go on an adventure. It’s harder for readers to do that if it’s difficult for them to understand the writing, and lack of clarity is often the reason readers put down a book. 439 more words


Mirror Interview # 4 Rishika S.

Thank you so much Rishika, for joining us on Readful Things today. It is so much fun to get a glimpse into the mind of an author and learn about their process. 1,717 more words

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My first mirror interview - thanks to Ionia Martin and readful things blog!

What's Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. 412 more words


Hang on to your dream.

It is difficult sometimes, when there are so many things for you to do. You have a job to hold on to, run your home, catch up on your tax filing, take the kids out on weekends, watch your favourite comedy show late in the nights… your life is just like so full. 431 more words

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Carrie Fountain, interviewed in New Orleans Review

A 2009 winner of the National Poetry Series, Carrie Fountain’s Burn Lake weaves together several narrative strains: the young speaker’s internal life and interactions with others, a New Mexican city expanding and changing, and the expedition of Don Juan de Oñate, the Spanish explorer whose hapless expedition into the southwestern United States was ultimately a disaster. 2,664 more words