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Memories of my Involvement with Write! Canada and The Word Guild – How It Began

The road taken… – by N. J. Lindquist A few people have been talking about what they took home from this year’s Write! Canada conference this year.  (E.g. Janet Sketchley’s blog) What did I bring home? Memories. Most of us are familiar with the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” with its famous ending, […]

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My Current Works-in-progress and How I Keep Them All Going

Okay, this is actually pretty funny. The topic I was given was: “My current work-in-progress.” But I don’t exactly have a current work-in-progress. I have at least six. I suppose I could just pick one and tell you all about it. But instead, I thought I’d give you a glimpse at how this writer is […]

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My writing targets (and how I plan to hit them!)

Anyone who knows me well is aware that I have “To Do” lists I refer to on a daily basis. I’ve used everything from notebooks, to pads with printed numbers, to journals, to pages I created and printed to put into a binder, to random lists, to sticky notes. I frequently read books on being […]

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A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider news

I’m pleased that A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider was recently voted October Non-fiction Book of the Month by BookFun.org. Official announcement below. Here are the results of the October 2013 Book of the Month Voting October 2013 Nonfiction Book of the Month A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider [edited] by N. J. […]

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My fantasy novel for tweens progresses

I just changed my fantasy novel thermometer from 5% to 90%! I’ve been editing the 40,000 word novel I originally wrote for granddaughter #2 for her 9th birthday. Yeah, that was a few years ago. This is at least my 5th thorough edit. I’ve been doing it for an hour or two a day over […]

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Is today’s church (aka the “body of Christ”) healthy?

I‘ve always known God was my best friend, and been part of the “church.” But over the years, I‘ve often wondered if we’re living the way he wants, or if there might be more. I‘d had a busy day and I was very tired, so I sat down in the living room and began mindlessly […]

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How are you, really?

“You know you’re a writer,” said the toastmaster at a banquet I attended recently, “if, when you ask someone how they’re doing, you actually listen to the answer.” But even though I am a writer, I don’t always listen. I live, as you do, in a busy, multi-tasking world where the art of listening to […]

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Why I relate to Noah

The Commission by Tom duBois

When you put up a website, in essence, it represents you. People who don’t know you personally see your site and come away with a lasting impression. For years, I’ve been trying to find a look and tag-line for my website that feels right to me. It’s not enough to give my name and what […]

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Walking the Fiction Tightrope: Writing with Faith and Honesty

I was writing a scene around Paul Manziuk, my police officer in Shaded Light, and suddenly he decided to swear. I told him he couldn’t. I don’t swear myself. Why would I swear when writing? He said he wasn’t me. True. He said that he was hot, tired, and frustrated, and he really needed to […]

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N. J. Lindquist Closes a Chapter at The Word Guild and Write! Canada to Focus on Writing

Markham, Ontario—After helping to equip Canada’s Christian writers for 11 years, N. J. Lindquist is stepping aside from all leadership roles in Write! Canada and The Word Guild in order to concentrate on her own writing and speaking career. Lindquist is an award-winning Markham-based writer, editor, publisher, and speaker who has authored 10 books, edited […]

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They like us, they really like us!

So pleased that our anthology, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, edited by Wendy E. Nelles and me, and featuring 37 Canadian writers, has won the 2012 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award in the Gift Book category.   All award winners are listed on the Christian Small Publishers Association’s (CSPA) website […]

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Award Nominations

Unfortunately, the way it works is that when there are urgent things needing doing for The Word Guild, my own writing gets sadly neglected – including this site. I've actually been working like mad on Write! Canada and on starting a new site for The Word Guild Awards. But I was reminded last night that […]

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