On holiday

Despite COVID, I’ve been lucky enough to arrange for a second very brief holiday this summer. This time, my husband and I are heading to Galiano Island (see image above) where we’ll be spending six days in a very small, 650-sq.-ft (or so) cabin. While our adult daughters hold the …

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How a daily time sheet can help you

When my husband sees my daily time sheet, he rolls his eyes at me. “It looks like you’re a lawyer,” he says. He doesn’t mean that as a compliment. But do you know what? I don’t care. My daily time sheet, which I started using about three years ago, has …

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What’s an orrery?

Reading time: Less than 1 minute Increase your vocabulary and you’ll make your writing much more precise. That’s why I provide a word of the week. Today’s word: orrery… When my children were young, a dad in our social circle decided to acquaint all our young kids with the concept …

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PubCoach top 10: July 2020

Reading time: Just over 6 minutes (but highly scannable) Here are my 10 favourite articles or posts from last month, focusing on the most useful, helpful and healthful pieces for writers. Summer seems strangely surreal this year.  I just heard from a friend in Colorado, for example, that she must …

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What to do when you don’t have enough time for writing

Some clients tell me they just don’t have enough time to write. If you feel this way, here are four suggestions for you: 1-Choose to make the time for writing We all have 168 hours in a week. If we sleep eight hours per night and work eight-hour days five …

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On holiday

Desperate for a break from work, I’ve gone a brief socially-distanced holiday. We’re heading to the B.C. Okanagan for some sunshine (we hope), some swimming (dependent on the former) and lots of reading. We’ll be doing our own cooking, buying some cherries and wine and celebrating a significant birthday for …

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