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Bryony Gordon

Mad Girl, Mental Health Mates and Prince Harry with Bryony Gordon

I am OVER THE MOON (yes, ALL CAPS) to be joined this week by mental health advocate, journalist for the Telegraph, author and all around kick-ass woman, Bryony Gordon. As many of you know, I’m incredibly passionate about decreasing stigma around mental health issues, so when I first heard Bryony’s podcast, Mad World, where she […]

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Designing Your Lifestyle, Creating Art and Working From Home with Joanna Penn

Imagine you’re in a job that pays well… really well. It’s an okay job. By many peoples’ standards you’ve got the ideal life. You occasionally get to travel with work, you have a lot of responsibility and it affords you the little luxuries that you want. But the golden handcuffs make it hard to admit […]

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The Dreaded Slush Pile

On this haunted Halloween, the only thing scarier than ghouls and goblins has to be the slush pile. When I first heard about the ‘slush edition’ at the annual When Words Collide conference, the idea sounded intriguing, exciting. In practice, it is intriguing and exciting, but also nerve-wracking and it plays havoc with your confidence. […]

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Author Q&A: Michele Gorman

Last week I reviewed author Michele Gorman’s Perfect Girl, a romantic comedy about a woman named Carol who tries to be everything to everyone in her life. Michele kindly offered to virtually sit down with Girl Tries Life for a little interview from one aspiring author to a USA Today Best-selling author. GTL: I feel a […]

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Novel Marketing by Kate Larking

Novel Marketing – Why I Write What I Write

I’ve definitely mentioned my fabulous writers group before, the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association, and that’s because it’s made up of a hell of a lot of smart women (and the token male or two). As an ARWA member, I had the absolute pleasure to take part in a workshop by Kate Larking, an ARWA member […]

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Hybrid Publishing – Why You Might Just Want to Try It

First, you may ask, what is hybrid publishing? Simply put, hybrid publishing is when an author publishes both through a traditional publisher and through self-publishing. At the recent When Words Collide conference in Calgary, we had the absolute pleasure of having Mark Leslie, author and Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo, speak to […]

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Brenda Novak Online Auction

Professional Development for Aspiring Authors

A while back, I came across a random link to the Brenda Novak On-line Auction to raise money for diabetes research. The thing that drew my eye was the number of auction items where you got to spend one on one time with agents or editors. Holy cow! For an aspiring author, is there a better […]

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