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!
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🌼
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.😂
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. 👏🏻
/- HAUNTING -\
Thanks for reading..! Hope all is well with you and your's. ✌❤
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.
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Talking, listening, watching . . . a moment captured at RLabs project headquarters.
🍁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. ❤️🦄
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🤦♀️
A Woman's Ramble, Ebook available worldwide April 2nd 2019!
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.
Cape Town skies—almost always dramatic!
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!
Access Copyright Foundation - Professional Development Grants for writers (Deadline Apr. 3)
- Professional Development funding that covers attending workshops (Rotating deadlines)
Provincial - Sask
Micro-Grant Program (Due 1st of each month)
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
💫 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.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#HateshipFriendshipCourtshipLoveshipMarriage #AliceMunro #bookeverlasting #CanadianWriter #ShortStories #BookFeature #bibliophile #bookshark #booksparks #shereadsfiercely #ilovetoread #bookphotography #books #booknerd #booklover #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igreads @penguinrandomca @planoly #planoly
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. »💫
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. 📚
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!🤷♀️📚