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The Process

Making art is a process. Lots of trial and error, mistakes, failures – lots of failures. In watercolour the failures just end up cut into pieces and the backs are used for testing colour mixes. With photography pictures are either … Continue reading

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Choosing a journal – long form fiction

My first choice for getting Concrete Memories out into the world was The Fiction Desk. I thought, and still think, it would have been a good fit. A story about a war bride in an English literary journal. They didn’t … Continue reading

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Concrete feedback

A while back I gave Concrete Memories to a teacher I know and asked him to blue pencil it for me. He obliged and when he returned it he told me he enjoyed it then asked if he could show … Continue reading

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The Fiction Desk and waiting.

I finished the final edit of Concrete Memories today and immediately sent it off to The Fiction Desk in the UK. It’s all over but the waiting now. The two agents in the US haven’t gotten back to me about … Continue reading

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Hurdles ahead

Concrete Memories falls squarely into the category referred to as “literary fiction” which is another way of saying I’m going to have a hard time finding an agent for it. The rewrite is going well and has added a couple … Continue reading

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The wait is on

Around this time last year I was doing two things. I was getting ready to move out to Alberta for six weeks of Power Engineering, steam time, classes at NAIT, and I was waiting on a response from my slush … Continue reading

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Donna’s Bear

The new project – a board book – is coming together nicely. Nikki put the art work in the mail last Monday. I did a mock up of the story and emailed it to her and she is thrilled with … Continue reading

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Surrounded by artists

Donna sews and has been learning to make soap. What you need to understand about Donna is that there is nothing half measure when she takes up a task. When she learned to cook she became a chef. When she … Continue reading

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Art is written too

Sing to silence exist in notes bent to ephemeral breath. Our daughter just rolled her 78th day in hospital which is far more than either of us ever anticipated. A smidge over 11 weeks with more to come. Things are … Continue reading

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I almost forgot – the ISBN came in.

Yes, the ISBN for The Ultimate Great Basin Relay came in and the short story is now for sale on Amazon.ca. Woohoo. It can be read by anyone who has a Kindle or the Kindle app on their iPad or … Continue reading

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