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The Royal We book review

Book Review: The Royal We

Tis the month of Royals fever with the birth of baby Princess Charlotte! Don’t lie… you read at least one news article about it. I fully own up to it. Here’s the thing, I think that as a North American I have a fascination with all things Royal because we tend to romanticize them. While the […]

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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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Musings in Frustration

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing. I LOVE writing. Finishing the first draft of my novel, Girl Tries Life, was euphoric. I had created it. All 68,000 words of it. Me. My imagination. It was one of those moments in life where I was really proud of myself. But that was back in December. Life […]

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My Plea: Let’s End the Book/Genre Shaming!

WARNING: This post might venture into rant-territory. I try to keep my official rants few and far between, but I’m fired up! So… I’ve now been to a few writers’ conferences and I’m noticing an irritating theme. In a community where we each struggle with the process of writing our books, screenplays, poems, etc. there […]

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Kiss Me In the Rain

Review: Kiss Me In The Rain by Sarah Kades

It’s an absolute joy when ladies from my writers’ group, Alberta Romance Writers’ Association, publish a book. While we don’t all write romance (even though there’s romance in our name), Sarah Kades does. And she wrote a Canadian one at that! Here is the blurb as described on Sarah’s blog. (more…)

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Shiny New Story Syndrome

Shiny New Story Syndrome

My name is Victoria, and I suffer from Shiny New Story Syndrome (SNSS). Shiny New Story Syndrome Definition: (noun) 1.When a writer struggles to finish the story they are working on, and is instead distracted by newer story ideas. 2. The writing equivalent of ADHD. Am I alone in my suffering of SNSS? I feel like […]

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