Textbooks and trickery

- by Sharon Ashwood

Somehow, I’m always swimming upstream. This time, as everyone else is getting ready to go back to school, I’m just entering the book-free zone. As one of this summer’s big goals, I finished an educational certificate I’ve been working on for a number of years. Reaching the finish line is satisfying, but I’ve gained more […]

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What if?

- by Sharon Ashwood

Here’s our platitude for the day: Life is a series of “what if” propositions. What if I had done A instead of B? Made this choice instead of that one? “What if” isn’t just a plotting device; it’s the stuff our lives are made of. Unfortunately, most of the time it’s not a terribly useful […]

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Point, counterpoint

- by Sharon Ashwood

It’s been a while since I tread the halls of academe, so I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to write a critical paper on one of my favourite book series. I hadn’t forgotten the research process or the dialectic form, but I could still hear rusty gears as I fired up my lit […]

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Promo: tales from the eleventh hour

- by Sharon Ashwood

I’ve noticed the topic of author promotion coming up again and again on various writer loops, and often it seems that the same ground is being covered. If I, new to this industry, am recognizing the arguments floating past, that’s saying something! But I can understand the high level of interest in this topic, because […]

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