What Happens When You Bring 20+ Writers Together?

Magic! The Calgary Chapter of RWA (www.calgaryrwa.com) is a small but active group of romance writers who have the stated purpose of helping its members establish and build careers as romance writers.  They are the most supportive group of women and one man that I’ve ever met. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month and annually sponsor two all day events.  The spring event usually features a professional in the field who can...

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Bandit Creek Books – a Life Changing Opportunity

Not many of us get the chance to change our lives through the generosity and action of others.  I’m one of those few. After the Annual General Meeting of my writing chapter last June, a group of writers were sitting around playing the ‘what if’ game.  This can be a dangerous activity for writers.  With our imagination and creativity, almost anything can come out of such a conversation. And last June, Bandit Creek Books was born.  ...

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Wild Weather in the Canadian West

I live in Calgary, a city of one million plus on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about two hours north of Montana.  Yes we get winter and lots of it, but when you live here, you get used to lots of snow, icy roads and temperatures of -20C.  It doesn’t feel extreme to us – it’s just winter.  But we never get gale force winds – until this past Sunday. We’re the center of the Canadian Oil Industry, which results in...

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