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Monday, March 25th, 2019: Today’s choice is Rimani by @mattiacupelliofficial off the album Frammenti. Whenever I’m going through periods where I can’t seem to think of anything for Xeno, I love listening to different kinds of music that helps rejuvenate my creativity. School and life are a huge bother right now so I can’t write on Xeno, but songs like Rimani are little bits of relief because they continue to inspire me and my writing, even when I can’t work on it. When I was writing more frequently, I love this song because of its pacing and composition. I use this song for the more sensitive, emotional beats for the novel. In this lull period when I’m not writing, I use Rimani to build and generate more authentic, niche dialogue for the characters and make it as realistic and as nuanced as possible. I’ll usually jot down the lines or moments that work really well and try to note where I can implement it in the story. . . . . #writing #writer #youngwriter #yycwriter #internationalwriter #canadianwriter #workinprogress #lore #characters #setting #fiction #fictional #fictionbook #novel #story #originalstory #xeno #xenoseries #novelinprogress #book #music #inspirationalmusic #trailermusic #epicmusic #videogamemusic
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If your life doesn’t scare you, then something is missing. ✨ ⁣Extraordinary things can only happen when you leave the warmth of your comfort zone. Nothing exciting ever happened from the couch so stop making excuses and get out there! ⁣ #TRAVEL #mondaymusings
Long weekends made for long weeks. Totally worth it though, can't believe it's almost the end of the month #MondayMotivation #writersofinstagram #writerslife #SkGirl #saskatchewan #regina #saskatoon #yxe #yxelife #canadianwriter #mondaygoals #MotivationMonday
You know that spring is finally here, when wicker bags (that someone dared to call "a lunch basket") are pulled from top shelves of the wardrobe🌼 #wickerbag
I am sitting on the pier, the sun warming my back as it begins its decent far off on the horizon. Notes of salsa music fill the air as dancers show off the steps they have been practicing for years. An occasional piercing scream interrupts the beat as roller coaster riders hurl down the tracks at breakneck speeds. Above seagulls cry hungrily as they swoop over the surf looking for food. Down the beach surfers sit patiently waiting for the perfect wave. It feels as if time has momentarily stopped. There is only this moment right now, today. . . . . . . #styleontheside #santacruzbeachboardwalk #storiesuntold #storiestotell #storyoftheday #storytellers #visualstorytelling #visualwritingprompts #writers_den_ #writeups #whatdoyousee #writerssociety #writtenword #writingprompts #writerlife #writerofinstagram #writingtips #writinginspiration #writes #googlelocalguides #letsguide #liveforthestory #canadianbloggers #canadianwriter #torontowriter #torontobloggers #igerscalifornia
Beautiful skies at the silos.
I’m always saying to Jordan, “I wish I lived in Toronto so we could be real friends”, and she always replies “But we ARE real friends, Elle!” Either way, I could not be prouder of this girl for publishing her first book! I’ve been a fan of a Jordan’s writing for over five years now, and I was so excited to get my hands on this book. It’s hilarious, honest, heartwarming, hopeful and relatable. Outside of being a writer, she’s got a ton of other kickass projects and jobs on the go (best juggler I know 😉), and her go get ‘em attitude is so inspiring. Pick up a copy of Korkscrewed, and keep your eyes out for her second book! 👀 (Calgary, Alberta — March 2019)
We did mommy and me matching dresses last night. When my boyfriend saw me he said, “you look like you’re going to your sweet 16.”😂⁣ ⁣ I decided to embrace the dress, do a little photo shoot in the hallway with my dog staring at me like WTF lady you need a hobby, and make this entire post about me.😂⁣ ⁣ Enjoy.💁🏾‍♀️⁣ ⁣ If you want to see me AND my kids in our frilly tutu-type dresses, check my stories. 🙌🏾🤷🏾‍♀️❤️
🍷OH What a Night.....Full or book signings, lineups, tears, laughter, naked truths and most of all FUN! Huge 🙌🏻Shoutout to Oromocto Galleria for hosting and for believing in the 🙅🏻‍♀️POWER of #supportinglocal with over 120 vendors in her shop. As well, to @ensobevco for the delicious and local 🍷wine, including my fav, warrior. 👏🏻
Big and little doggos 😍🐕 Caught this shot a couple months ago. Poppy, on the left, absolutely loves Maggie. She’s always so excited when I arrive at my parents with Maggie. Maggie on the other hand gets a little irritated at Poppy because of her overexcitement, lol 😂 #jackrussellterrier #igwriters #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram #jackrussellterriersofinstagram #doglife #writerslife #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #igwritersclub #yawritersofinstagram #yawriters #canadianwriter #canadianauthor
There is something so magical about stumbling onto a tiny community library during your vacation. A dream of mine is to one day put my book in one of these! What is the best book you’ve found in one of these hidden gems? 💙 . . . #writersofinstagram #writer #writerscommunity #writers #writersofig #writerslife #writers_den_ #writers_together #writersofinsta #write #library #bookworm #readersofinstagram #readersofinsta #booklover #writing #amwriting #amwritingfiction #amwritingromance #lgbtbooks #writinginspiration #writingmotivation #littlelibrary #yafiction #canadianwriters #canadianwriter #bookstagram #books #booklove #bookobsessed
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Beta reader feedback review complete! Now I just need to figure out how to fix it... So, I’m hopping on the #savethecat bandwagon because it seems like a good place to start! . . . #savethecatwritesanovel #movingon #nextstep #draftfour #hereicome #writersofig #writingcommunity #amrevising #aspiringauthor #canadianwriter #sundaymorning #teaplease
His black, Brylcreamed pompadour gleamed under the dining room light, a front wave rolled into place by a careful flick of his comb. That wave was the last thing he used to do on the mornings when I sat in the bathroom and watched him get ready for work. He washed first, then whipped up some shaving cream in a little Gillette kit he’d brought from Holland. After carefully examining the blade to make sure it was still sharp, he’d start by running fresh lines up his neck, head back, little rows cleared as the blade pulled and tugged the hairs. By the time he was done his face was covered with torn bits of wetted toilet paper, stuck here and there to stop the flow of blood from the nicks and scrapes the razor just scratched out. “Everyone needs life insurance,” he said, his moustache bristling as he spoke. “They just don’t know it. A careless driver, a wet road, something you just don’t expect. Your number can be called. Just like that!” Opening paragraph from "1967 - a coming of age story", recently reviewed as "A triumphant, emotionally insightful debut" novel. #writersofinstagram #comingofage #writerslife #writer #writers_den #writercommunity #writersoninstagram #novels #bookclubs #bookclubsofinstagram #fiction #novel #authorsofinstagram #creativewriting #readers #reading #reader #book #books #canadianauthor #canadianwriter #canadianauthors #novelspot .ca #indiebookstore #readlocal #yorktonsaskatchewan #yorkton #yorktonsk #bookishcanadians #indigoemployees
Talking, listening, watching . . . a moment captured at RLabs project headquarters.
Driving down the California coast. There's something about the raw power of nature that I find very satisfying. The rumble of the waves sounds like thunder, the fierce crashing of the waves is rhythmic in its unpredictability. This is inspiration. (I took this with my new @moment lens which I have to say is pretty amazing) . . . . . . . #styleontheside #surfphotos #visualstorytelling #visualwritingprompts #writers_den_ #writeups #whatdoyousee #writerssociety #writtenword #writingprompts #writerlife #writerofinstagram #writingtips #writinginspiration #writes #canadianbloggers #canadianwriter #torontowriter #torontobloggers #googlelocalguides #letsguide #liveforthestory #californiacoast #igerscalifornia #shotonmoment
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🍁The power of writing out your goals. Studies show that your goals are up to 40% more likely to be achieved, just by writing them down. . Get it out of your head and in front of your eyes where you can see it. I remember writing these exact words at the beginning of 2017. I’m so glad I kept these photos. 🙏🏻 I knew at the time I was taking them for a reason, I just didn’t know what.
Go Check out this article about my Dad. It's by Canadian writer 'Gary Perry'. Click link in the bio of @hamiltonspottery 🇧🇧
I may get more than a few things wrong in this life But I’m proud as hell of the things I got right. ❤️🦄
SWIPE right for full poem: I thought my darkness made me bold - until I felt the rapture of light. ______ I am so excited to be an @ownyourstigma ambassador! Mental health is such a big part of my life and of my writing. Platforms like Own Your Stigma promote openness and conversations that are so desperately needed. They also sell the cutest clothing (which basically sums up my life!). A portion of all clothing sales is donated to to charities that support those struggling with mental illness. Check out their website and use the code STIGMAFREE15% to get 15% off your purchase! Join me, and let’s spread awareness absolutely everywhere 🖤 ______ #ownyourstigma #mentalhealthawareness #inspireothers #writingcommunity #instapoet #poetrycommunity #mentalhealthsupport #depression #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #spilledink #anxietyrecovery #writingprompts #fitness #instapoet #artists #wordswithqueens #writerslife #poetsofig #instawriters #canadianwriter #womenwhowrite #resilience
Working on some short stories for you all!! Taking a break from I'm Not Crazy... Am I?
Who said birds don't need an education?👩‍🎓 Plans for Saturday: read to Matilda (the bird) with British accent, watching her priceless reaction when at first she's is exited, and then she's annoyed by my voice🤦‍♀️ #africansenegalparrot
A Woman's Ramble, Ebook available worldwide April 2nd 2019! #jsaunders
This week at Florence Editing I had the pleasure to work on proofing a delightful queer fantasy novel for a Canadian author. As an editor, I love when I get to work on a story that is a lot of fun, and that I genuinely enjoy reading as I work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have a novel that needs to be copy-edited or proofed? Send me a DM and let’s start the conversation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #askeditor #writerscommunity #florenceediting #grammarian #writerslife #copyeditor #proofreader #copyediting #digitalnomad #digitalnomadwomen #proofreading #freelancer #canadianwriter #canadianauthor #lgbtq #fantasy #selfpublished #selfpublishing #authorsofinstagram #weeklyupdate #writersofIG
I’m terrified to share this, but I’ve written a book. I guess it’s about time I tell someone other than my husband and my best friends.😂 ✨ *UPDATE* I have had an overwhelming amount of support from you guys!! Thank you for your interest but I have plenty of beta readers (for now)! ❤️ stay tuned folks.
Here we go again... . I’m in the home stretch with only 30 more pages of beta reader feedback to go through! Knowing that the next step after finishing this will be actually making changes based on the feedback is both daunting and exhilarating. I have NO idea where I’m going to start, but at the same time I can’t wait to dive back in and get some new words and scenes onto the page. . Writer buddies, any tips for the revision process? . . . #saturdaymorning #caffeine #teatime #amreviewing #novelwriting #writersofig #canadianwriter #whatsnext #homestretch #almostdone #betareader #timetochange #fixerupper #thirddraft
Happy Saturday Everyone☀️ Click the link in my bio to read this article by writer 'Gary Richard Perry' and his journey to @hamiltonspottery 🇧🇧 . . . . #pottery #barbados #tourism #publication #article #craftsman #readersofinstagram #clay #countryside #islandlife #madeinbarbados #caribbean #barbadian #246 #ceramics #contemporarycraft #canada #canadian #canadianwriter #freelancewriter
Cape Town skies—almost always dramatic!
To parentheses, or not to parentheses? (That is the question.) These round brackets are used when we want to add an afterthought, comment, or explanation that has to do with our main train of thought.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These days, the use of parentheses is primarily a stylistic choice. As an editor, I think that parentheses can be replaced by commas in almost all cases, and are generally not to be used in formal writing. I have noticed that bloggers and those writing informal articles tend to use parentheses fairly often, and that’s totally fine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hot tip: remember that punctuation goes inside of your closing parenthesis! (Like this.) (Not like this).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #askeditor #proofreader #authors #selfpub #amediting #grammar_tips #copyeditor #copyediting #femaleeditor #bookeditor #womanwriter #feministwriters #womenwhowrite #selfedit #selfpub #grammartips #tipsforwriters #canadianwriter #proofreading #writerscommunity
What is the last emotionally difficult book you have read? *** All the great authors tend to say the same thing; if you want to be a stronger writer, read more, and read in the genre you want to write. I have taken that advice to heart while working on the various drafts of my first novel and it has led to some books with heavy, tragic subject matter. It may not always be easy to read books like these, but I know they have helped me give my characters richer voices. I am forever grateful to authors who were brave before me. . . . #bookworm #bookaholic #yalit #goodreads #bookblogger #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #reading #reader #ilovebooks #booklove #bookstagramfeature #ireadya #bookshelf #yabooks #ilovereading #bookgeek #becauseofreading #bookobsessed #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #alwaysbereading #writer #writerscommunity #wannabeauthor #canadianwriter #prose #creativewriting #igwriters #wiltshirelibrary
Did you know that you can apply for grants to support attendance at Sage Hill?!!! Don't miss your chance to work with top-notch instructors from across Canada! National Grants Access Copyright Foundation - Professional Development Grants for writers (Deadline Apr. 3) http://saskartsboard.ca/menu/grants/grant-programs/access-copyright-foundation-grants.html #canadacouncilforthearts - Professional Development funding that covers attending workshops (Rotating deadlines) https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/explore-and-create/professional-development-for-artists Provincial - Sask @saskartsboard Micro-Grant Program (Due 1st of each month) http://saskartsboard.ca/menu/grants/grant-programs/micro-grant-program.html Check out your local provincial arts organization for more funding opportunities! #writing #canlit #retreat
Sometimes we just need a spark to get back to what we do, oddly anger has been the perfect fuel into creating some of my best stuff personally lol
Another book I wrote. My plan was to create a series where a person could pick up any book in the chronicle and start there. This one is also available on Amazon and at Audreys. If you like the book, feel free to repost. #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writer #writing #edmontonwriters #canadianwriter #authorsofinstagram #author #edmontonauthor #canadianauthors #lgbtqwriters #fantasy #adventure #fantasyadventure
A bit of shameless advartising. This book along with my other one are available on Amazon and at Audreys Books. Feel free to repost this one if you enjoy the book and want to tell people about it. #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #lgbtqfiction #lgbtq 🌈 #queerfiction #canadianauthors #canadianwriter #edmontonauthor #edmontonwriters #queer #lesbian #pansexual #bi #bisexual #gay #writer #writing #authorsofinstagram #author #lgbtqwriters #feminist #feminism
💫 Hello Bookstagrammers 💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s another great Canadian Female writer, Alice Munro. She’s even won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am amazed at how many accomplished writers/authors are from Canada and that I have their works on my shelves at home. I am proud to say I’m 🇨🇦 Canadian!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁉️ QOTD ⁉️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you prefer reading short stories, novellas, or novels (standalones or series)?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical joke. A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her best, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @bookeverlasting ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HateshipFriendshipCourtshipLoveshipMarriage #AliceMunro #bookeverlasting #CanadianWriter #ShortStories #BookFeature #bibliophile #bookshark #booksparks #shereadsfiercely #ilovetoread #bookphotography #books #booknerd #booklover #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igreads @penguinrandomca @planoly #planoly
So close yet so far. Almost a festival winner for my script Killer Door 10 which was a finalist and beat out by only one other script! Congratulations to my fellow submitters! #canadianwriter #americanfestival #writer #rewriter #horror #parody #script #storyboard #showcase #2019 #film #indie #short #LA #Hollywood
Something new I’m working on....
« Here’s the thing about being universally liked: NO ONE IS. Not a single soul. Some people hate Beyoncé. Some people hate Harry Styles. Some people hate Rihanna. Those people are idiots, and I hate them, but that’s the truth. And if not even the Holy Trinity are universally loved, what hope is there for the rest of us? So you might as well just be and do you. »💫
@soupdogg___ says: these sales are wild! Today is our closing day of the Book Sale, & it’s our best deal yet! 20$ gets you an EVENT tote bag that you can fill with AS MANY BOOKS AS YOU LIKE. Feel that, let it sink in. 10am-5pm @douglascollege New Westminster. 📚
Light.
One Russian writer of 19th century once said: "I simply want to eat, drink, sleep and talk about literature. So, basically do nothing, and at the same time feel like a decent man". And, that is exactly how I feel at the end of the week. Happy Friday!🤷‍♀️📚 #minimalism #bookworm
I was betrayed by a pizza Tuesday night, and got food poisoning. 😩 I'm mostly better now, but am still suspicious of all interesting food. I'm taking my mind off of it with my WIP, ensuring my characters don't eat anything more exciting than saltines or white rice.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (Full disclosure: This is actually my husband's cup of tea. I love his mug so much but it's his favourite so I don't actually use it!)⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #laptopglamourshots #writerlife #authorlife #authorsofig #authorgram #canadianwriter #writergram #fictionwriter #writemore #writewritewrite #amwritingfantasy #amwritingscifi #writingtips #livetowrite
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