Writing Conferences


7 Best Pieces of Advice From Creative Writing Workshops

Prepare to be inspired, fellow scribes! The Artist’s Way was one of the creative writing workshops; the rest of this best advice comes from a variety of writers’ sessions I attended this year. Last night I attended a talk by Natalie Goldberg at the Vancouver Public Library. She’s the author of Writing Down the Bones. Unfortunately she didn’t share her […]

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Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball 1

This inspirational speech sample – and my tips for speaking at a charity ball – is from my experience with a fundraising gala with Big Sisters. The best ideas for raising funds for a charity involve sharing how your charity affects people. If you’re raising money for a charity, read The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising by Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey […]

Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

Business Books for Writers – A Writing Career Vs “I Want to Write” 1

These business books for writers will help you build a writing career and take you from “I want to write” to earning a living with your words! Every month I make more money as a freelance writer and blogger, because I treat writing like a business. Being businesslike about writing includes a steady diet of books for entrepreneurs and small business owners […]


Writing for Magazines – How to Get Published for New Writers 4

Writing for magazines is a snap when you tap into the right freelance writing brains! I attended a “how to get published for new writers” workshop, and even though I’ve been freelancing full-time for almost four years, I learned a lot from experienced freelance magazine writer Daniel Wood. The background: The BC Association of Magazine Writers hosts an annual “Writers […]


How to Find Your Blogging Voice – 8 Tips for Bloggers 18

Knowing how to find your blogging voice – who you are as a blogger – is the first step to loving your blog! These tips for bloggers will help you answer these types of questions: What kind of blogger are you? Do you advise and instruct, or are you sharing your journey? These tips for finding your blogging voice are inspired […]


5 Tips for Sitting on a Blogging Panel at a Writer’s Conference 3

Participating in a blogging or writing panel is my favorite way to attend conferences for writers! If you’ve been invited to sit on a writing or blogging panel, these five tips will help you prepare and improve your experience. And here’s a bonus for the non-panelists in the crowd: the top three takaways from the last blogging panel I was on (the “Writing […]


Web Writing Tips From the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference 4

Angela England shares her web writing tips from the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference – where she was a speaker. This blogger is one of my fellow writers at Suite101 (an online magazine). Before the tips, a quip: “A blog is a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list.” – unknown. However, unless […]