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Opinions are a dime a dozen

by Rebecca

Are you familiar with Goodreads? If you’re on Facebook, and you read (maybe a lot), it’s possible you know of Goodreads, or even use it yourself.For those not in the know, Goodreads is a site where you can list books you’ve read, and you are given the option of assigning a star rating to them […]

It’s not easy being mean

by Rebecca

Today I decided I am officially a bitch.Backstory: I went to Staples this afternoon, to get an inkjet cartridge (colour black) for a new printer which was boxed without one. It came with a colour cartridge, but not black, which, when you think about it, is just plain stupid, but of course, is also probably brilliant […]

To review or not to review…

by Rebecca

The other day, I read a comment made by an author in regard to marketing and promoting of one’s work. The author (who may be fairly successful and fairly popular, though I really don’t know as I’ve never checked, and frankly, wouldn’t know how to even if I were interested) provided suggestions for promoting a […]

Own up, baby. Own up.

by Rebecca

I hate to sound like a broken record. But every day, literally every day, new developments come to my attention, and I feel the need to comment on these developments.

I am referring, of course, to being a newly published author. A newly published author in the age of the Internet.

Difficult choices

by Rebecca

This is what happened:I had boarded the plane from Winnipeg to Minneapolis. My seat was near the front of the plane, and when I reached it, my seatmate was already seated. He looked to be in his 40’s, roughly good-looking, and he gave me a perfunctory smile as I motioned that mine was the window […]

The Next Big Thing

by Rebecca

The very talented Jill Malone (see link below) tagged me to be a part of The Next Big Thing, where writers talk up their work in progress. That makes me #33. It sounds like a great idea, so here goes:

Ask me questions

by Rebecca

Today (and since it’s 11:31 pm as I write this, it is still today) I gave the first interview of my life. There may have been a time when I considered myself a nobody. That time is past. I am certainly somebody. And I am certainly someone to be considered. But I’m getting ahead of […]

Little stick girl

by Rebecca

Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Et ait faciamus hominem ad imaginem et similitudinem nostram et praesit piscibus maris et volatilibus caeli et bestiis universaeque terrae omnique reptili quod movetur in terra.

Life is life.

by Rebecca

I stumbled across a couple of fine books over the last 72 hours. By a writer I’d never heard of. And really, isn’t that how it should be? The author is Susan Wilson. The books, One Good Dog, which I read first. The second, The Dog Who Danced. No surprise there are dogs involved. I […]

In the name of research

by Rebecca

Sometimes, some people do things that you really just have to shake your head at. You know they deserve a smack upside the head, or a kick to the shins, but they’ve behaved so badly, all you can do is gape at them, before shaking your head and walking away..