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Alberta Floods – A Reflection

I know that today is meant to be the weekend writer post, but in good conscience I have to postpone that post and reflect a little bit on the Alberta Floods of 2013. This time last year, I was at an after-work event on Stephen Avenue. We were getting more and more reports through on […]

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100 Blog Followers!

Hi everyone, Yes, you’ve already gotten your Travel Tuesday update for today, but today’s article led to me reaching 100 blog followers! I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who follows Girl Tries Life. It’s incredibly gratifying to have triple digits of people tuning in twice a week to see what I […]

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A Writer Since Childhood

I’m going off my blogging schedule – I know, but I HAD to share these frightful discoveries with you. Whenever I read author bios, for the most part they talk about how they’ve been writing since they were children. I never really connected to that, only remembering one story that I wrote as a kid, Deakin […]

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#GiveIt100

If you haven’t yet seen this video, please take a couple of minutes to watch it now. It shows the change in the life of Lakeisha Shurn (@lovethyself365) who commits to go to the gym for 100 days straight. Now, let’s just think about that for a second. 100 days. In a row. Regardless of […]

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Adventures into Show Don’t Tell – Part 1

I’ve officially finished my first novel. That’s great! It’s exciting. But then… then comes the first kick-me-in-the-face round of edits. I’ve been lucky enough to have some phenomenal beta readers including a critique group, friends and my mother, a fellow writer. Ultimately, everyone seems to like the story – or so they’re telling me – […]

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