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5th August
2012
written by amber

Calgary and area writers and fans – I’ll be appearing on a panel at the When Words Collide festival next weekend. The panel is called A Quick Comment about Flash Fiction and is at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. You have to register for the convention to attend the panels (and it’s a great event, so I encourage you to register), but the merchant area is open to the public. My publisher, Edge Press, will have a table there and I’ll drop in to sign books.

30th June
2012
written by amber

Dear Readers,

I’ve taken a short break from daily writing in this blog, expecting that the time freed up from producing a daily short story might transform into time to finish some longer stories and to send some of my stories off to potential markets. Alas, that has not been the case. Job pressures and personal non-writing tasks seem to always take precedence.

Thus, I am re-committing to posting something for you to read every day, starting tomorrow with a serialized story from my first novel, The Healer.

See you on Canada Day!

Amber

30th March
2012
written by amber

I’m here in Calgary today and in less than an hour my team and I will receive the details about the prop, line of dialogue and genre for the 2 – 5 minute movie we’ll be making over the weekend. I’ll be posting updates throughout the weekend on my facebook page. Wish us luck!

9th February
2012
written by amber

It’s coming – February 12 – 18 will feature seven stories inspired by lines from Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Martian Chronicles.’

Readers, there are only three months of this project to go – if you have any requests, be sure to let me know! The continuing stories – Jonah and Jessie and Ship Cat will be concluded soon.

 

23rd January
2012
written by amber

Now that I’ve written over 265 short stories, I guess I’ve learned a thing or two! “Go Ahead – Jump” is the title of my workshop that I’ll be teaching from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28.

The most important thing the Story 365 project has given me is a knowledge of the necessity to be fearless. You can’t write a story every day for a year if you’re fretting over whether you’ll be able to finish or if the story is good enough or if you are distracted by surroundings that are too – noisy, quiet, full of mischievous cats, drafty or lacking in coffee. You just have to get writing and trust to the process.

Most of all, you have to have fun with it. This is what I’ll be aiming for in our workshop.

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