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  • Wordless Wednesday photo: 98

        Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. If my photo brings to mind a memory or inspires your creative writing, I hope you’ll share a comment below. Scroll through more of my photos here. And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday contributions […]

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  • "And then one good sentence": Interview with novelist Rebecca Silver Slayter

        “Now I watch it go by like a passing train, each car in sequence: hesitation, uncertainty, self-doubt, total panic, questioning of self-worth, and regretting of every act I’ve undertaken during my time on earth … and then one good sentence. And then a scene that has my fingers hurrying on the keys, struggling […]

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  • Wordless Wednesday photo: 97

        Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. If my photo brings to mind a memory or inspires your creative writing, I hope you’ll share a comment below. Scroll through more of my photos here. And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday contributions […]

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  • A Seven Treasures post by Sabrina Ramnanan

    SABRINA RAMNANAN was born in Toronto to Trinidadian parents. She completed her BA in English and BEd at the University of Toronto. Sabrina is also a recent graduate of University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program and the recipient of the 2012 Marina Nemat award. Her work has appeared in Diaspora Dialogues, […]

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  • Wordless Wednesday photo: 96

          Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. If my photo brings to mind a memory or inspires your creative writing, I hope you’ll share a comment below. Scroll through more of my photos here. And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday […]

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  • Writing from the Heart: Interview with prize-winning singer-songwriter Amir Brandon

    AMIR BRANDON was the first-prize winner in last year’s Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience. He has now completed his mentoring with multiple Juno Award−winning, Canadian singer-songwriter Luba and industry mentoring from contest judges Luther Mallory and Theo Tams. I interviewed him about his creative process, career aspirations, and advice for other aspiring songwriters.   Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Amir […]

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  • Wordless Wednesday photo: 95

        Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. If my photo brings to mind a memory or inspires your creative writing, I hope you’ll share a comment below. Scroll through more of my photos here. And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday contributions […]

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You may be thinking about writing for yourself, or for family and friends, or because you dream of publishing your memoirs. All life writing grows from the same seeds: your unique memories. Begin today, and see what flowers

As well as being an independent structural (substantive) editor, I’m a creative writing teacher specializing in memoir and personal essay writing. This website was conceived as an online resource to help my students and other developing writers. Scroll my Blog or click specific Categories (see sidebar) to find more thoughts on writing, interviews, guest posts, news of my students’ writing successes, and tips for writers. Discover ideas here that will spur your reading and writing.

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” ~ Carson McCullers