I was honoured to be asked by Avenue Edmonton Magazine to contribute March 2017's #YEG feature, a monthly segment in which writers with an Edmonton connection share what the city and its spaces mean to them in 500 words or less. My short and sweet piece is is about homesickness and setting down … [Read more...] about New Publication: Avenue Magazine #Yeg March 2017
Dear Friends, One would think that after writing professionally for over five years, I’d be better able to express myself. But, announcing this, the words just seem so little and so clumsy. I started YMF Writing Services while pregnant with my youngest daughter. Today, Littlest is a kindergarten … [Read more...] about Farewell, YMF: A Goodbye to Former Clients
When you really hope to win something, but have no expectation that you will, write an embarrassing acceptance speech. That way if you don't win, you will at least feel a sense of relief at not having to read embarrassing speech. That was my strategy in writing my acceptance speech for the Howard … [Read more...] about Howard O’Hagan Acceptance Speech
This post's a long time coming, so let me give you the scoop: About a year ago, I was thrilled to have a very small, non-paying online publication in their second issue accept one of my short stories. They accepted the piece within 24 hours of its submittal (which tells me they … [Read more...] about Editing the Accepted: Where’s the Line?