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I’m still waiting

As a whole, we are not a thankless race. There are far more of us who give thanks than those who do not. When I do something for someone, I can boldface lie and state I do not need thanks, but as mentioned, that would be untrue. I need it. I want to hear that…

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The curse of being a ‘People Pleaser’

It’s real. When you think you have risen above the anxious nerves and stomach aches, suddenly someone is not happy with you, and your nerves of steel start to resemble a plate of half eaten jello. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, then you must be a super human. I thought I had it…

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Moving past false guilt

As I juggled multiple projects this week, I found myself often forgetting meals, cutting corners with my kids, and drinking more coffee than normal. Now this is normally where most would expect me to perform a repentance of sorts, but I am completely unapologetic. I am embracing the perks and quirks of writing as a…

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Monday – A bit more about me

And not in the narcissistic way. I am constantly fishing for writing tips, contacts, opportunities, and resources, and as a result of that, I spend a lot of time browsing other people’s websites, blogs, and online content. One thing I’ve noticed, is quite often there isn’t a lot of information presented about the author. No…

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Where does your inspiration come from?

Back in 2009, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat Pray Love” did a TED talk (almost 4.2 million views) about personal success and societal expectations of a writer. She speaks about the roots of inspiration and how we find and use them. This entertaining speech talks about the supernatural writing experience for some, and how they…

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Happy Paramedic Week

First, watch this. It’s important. Wow, right? Did it get you right in the ‘feels’? That was only a small portion of a paramedic’s world, but even I watch that video and get emotional. I’ve been a paramedic for 11 years. Despite that rather seasoned number, I can still vividly remember my first shift, first…

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Big plans on the horizon

Stay tuned and check back daily for exciting new content including writing tips, satire, writing exercises and much more.

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The best writing tip I ever received

Hasn’t happened yet. Do you like how I got right to the climax of my title’s interest, then boom – nothing. I have never had a sage writer pull me aside and say, “Leah, the secret to being an uber successful writer is…” For that to happen, I would need to personally know a sage…

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Spring into Change

Have you ever talked with a Canadian in their Spring season? Were they edgy? Manic? Sad? Excitable? If so, take heart that their behaviour is not directly related to any recent drug use or coffee intake – this is just how we are when Spring rolls along. Spring is a season of hope for Canadians.…

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