More Adventures in School Visits

Last Monday I had my first paid school visit. Note, I didn’t say, “my first school visit”. That actually happened last month when I spent the morning with a Grade 3 class at Ecole’ Holy Name school. That first visit was done as a donation of time for a school fundraiser. This time, however, I went as an honest-to-goodness paid author. It was done through a Writers In Schools program and I was to do two presentations to two Grade 8 classes Monday morning. Forty-five minutes each in the school library. I’ve known for a few weeks what I was going to talk about: Writing from Experience. I chose that topic because, when I first started to write seriously, I […]

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I Followed Some (Great) Writing Advice

I am a firm believer that every writer is different. What works for you might or might not work for me. That is part of the reason I have interviews with writerly types on Get Published. If enough people tell their personal story to getting their work published, one of the stories might resonate with you. Last week I got some great advice regarding revisions. I have been struggling a bit on my current revisions and I was discussing it with another writer. He said he approaches revisions differently. He treats them as another opportunity to spend time with the characters. Time he wouldn’t ordinarily have. That made it more enjoyable for him. What I was doing wasn’t working so I […]

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Get Published Episode 129 – David Laderoute

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode129.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI had the privilege to talk to David Laderoute. David is a Geologist, retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Army Reserves, entrepreneur and a writer. He has several short stories in print in various small press publications and has written extensively for role-playing games. He is active on Wattpad and his debut novel, Out of Time was released by Five Rivers Publishing in December of 2013. We had a great conversation that I think you will get a lot out of. I’ve also been working my way through first revisions of Mik Murdoch: The Power Within for my editor for almost two months now. I won’t deny that […]

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