• Was it Something I Said?

    Was it Something I Said?

    … Or the Day I Made an Obvious Scammer Run for the Hills If you’ve spent any time at all on this blog, then you already know I have a very dim view on scams and scammers. In a previous life (and a previous position), I worked as a Fraud Analyst. Wild guess on what […] Read more

  • The Writing Process – Part 1 – Research & Plotting

    The Writing Process – Part 1 – Research & Plotting

    I’m splitting this into six parts – one for each definite stage of writing and editing. The Parts * I will be revisiting this list as I complete a post so that each post is linked together. Research & Preliminary Plotting Outlining First Draft Second Draft Third Draft Final Draft The Idea I’m not a […] Read more

  • Beyond Keywords: Taking Your Digital Marketing to the Next Level

    Beyond Keywords: Taking Your Digital Marketing to the Next Level

    The days of simple keywords are over… full stop. Read more

  • Is the Post-Apocalyptic Genre a New Take on the Western Genre?

    Is the Post-Apocalyptic Genre a New Take on the Western Genre?

    I’ll be straight up with my opinion here: Yes, it is. Read more

  • Put Your Pants Back On (and Other Tips & Tricks for Working From Home)

    Put Your Pants Back On (and Other Tips & Tricks for Working From Home)

    I may be an odd duck here, but the first thing I tell people when they ask for advice on how to work from home is to treat their home office as close to how they’d treat their work office. There is something about the ritual of that first shower of the morning, the coffee, and at least dressing in business casual that turns on that switch in the brain that says, “Okay, Kristan, it’s time to ‘go to work’.” Read more

  • Remembering R.M. Vaughan

    Remembering R.M. Vaughan

    Canada loses a writing icon. I won’t get into his death, but let’s talk about his writing. I had to read much of what he wrote in a few English Lit courses and comment on it. I won’t rehash those essays here. I will say that losing his icon is a major blow. He was […] Read more