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More book reviews added for Lost Lagoon/lost in thought

More book reviews have recently been added to my Web site. To read these review exerpts along with links to the original, see the Books page for Lost Lagoon/lost in thought.

Here is an excerpt from Geist:

The miracle of Lost Lagoon / lost in thought: prose poems (Caitlin Press) is that although Warland does all the talking during this walk, you come away feeling like you’ve been closely listened to.

We have a Giveaway winner!

Sarah Turner is the lucky winner of our Lost Lagoon Ebook giveaway held earlier this month.

Congratulations Sarah!

Call for submissions — Anthology

Don’t Tell: What Families Hide

Family secrets can have power to hold shame, to breed fear of exposure, of ostracism. They can create unusual bonds and shape the direction of family members’ lives and can span generations. On reflection, some family secrets may appear humourous; others may still yield emotional pain, lingering trauma, and estrangements.   

How do family members describe and consider these secrets? How are these secrets managed and who performs this task?

Submission guidelines:  Stories of secrets in the writer’s family can be of up to 3,500 words. Poetry will also be considered. Deadline for receipt of submissions is April 10, 2021.                                                                                              

Co-Editors: Donna McCart Sharkey and Arleen Pare.  Please send your enquiries and stories to Donna McCart Sharkey at: dsharkey@sympatico.ca

Last chance to sign up for the MasterClass

January 18-29, 2021

My author-friend, Traci Skuce, has brought together 20+ writers, creatives, and influencers for this free 12-day training series, Write Your First (or Next!) Book Masterclass series on ways to prioritize your writing, organize and manage your projects, bring fresh energy to old ideas, and carry them to completion.

For more details and to register, visit https://www.traciskuce.com/write-your-first-or-next-book-summit/ .

Whether you’re starting out, revising your tenth draft, or struggling with writer’s block, this summit has something for you.

Meet Tracy Skuce as she interviews me in the video below.

You’re invited to Traci Skuce’s Write Your First (or Next!) Book Masterclass Series

Have you ever had this experience? Struck by inspiration—that amazing book idea! You write and write and write… and then things get, well, hard. And then stuck. And then your energy for that project dwindles and fizzles out. 

Well, you know the story. A computer-drive full of false starts and half-scenes, character portfolios and memoir fragments. Why did you even think you could write a book?

Here’s the good news. My author-friend, Traci Skuce, has brought together 20+ writers, creatives, and influencers for this free 12-day training series, Write Your First (or Next!) Masterclass series on ways to prioritize your writing, organize and manage your projects, bring fresh energy to old ideas, and carry them to completion.

This series will gather writers who’ve had to rethink time management and creative blocks, catapult out of negative self-talk and beliefs, and understand the value of craft and form and starting small.

I’ll be speaking in this summit, along with these dynamic people you’ll get to hear from:

  • Wild writing guru Laurie Wagner
  • Secret library podcaster Caroline Donahue
  • Memoir master Marion Roach Smith
  • Corporeal writing co-founder Domi Shoemaker
  • Traci Skuce
  • And more!

Whether you’re starting out, revising your tenth draft, or struggling with writer’s block, this summit has something for you.

To claim your spot here and for more information, visit: https://www.traciskuce.com/write-your-first-or-next-book-summit/

Giveaway Alert

As a special New Year treat, I wanted to thank you all for all your support this year and give away one lucky newsletter subscriber a free ebook version of Lost Lagoon!

To enter:

  1. Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter and I’ll randomly be choosing one winner. 

** Giveaway open worldwide; entries accepted until January 18, 2021 at midnight. The winners will be announced and contacted shortly after. For now, my publisher is only able to distribute to Kindle, Apple Books and Kobo. Good luck!

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