Querying literary agents.

August 26, 2013

If writing a novel is like having a baby then finding a literary agent must be a little akin to sending your child to finishing school. Make that novel round out its vowels, walk tall with a pile of heavyweight classics on its head, be seen but not heard… give it a fighting chance at […]

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Why Waiting for a ‘Normal’ Month Just Does Not Work for a Freelancer

March 22, 2013

In recent months I’ve experienced a lot of change in my life and, while this has been a good thing, it means that I’ve been waiting until things ‘settle’ before taking a firm grasp on where I’m at, professionally, financially and otherwise. It’s now almost April, almost my birthday, and I have an upcoming visit […]

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Free Online Courses to Enhance Your Medical Writing Career

March 16, 2013

When you work for yourself and are continually pitching, proposing, bidding and, finally, writing, it can seem that there’s never enough time to dedicate to ongoing professional development. Working as a medical writer, it is easy to become complacent. You’re always reading the latest studies on heart attack prevention through diet, or how Lyme disease […]

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Important Life Lessons from Day Three Without the Internet (sort of)

March 5, 2013

Welcome to my lovely new abode, perched on the third floor of an East Vancouver apartment building, with a balcony big enough for a desk when the weather turns warm. I even have my own office space where I can hide all the writerly things (read: thesaurus, pile of notepads with nonsensical scribbles, hip flask). […]

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What Kind of Writer Am I?

February 21, 2013

It has been almost three years since I handed in my notice for my job in the UK, sold or gave away most of my possessions, hopped on a flight to Canada with my, then, partner and cycled from Montreal to Vancouver to start a new life. With all that change came a chance to […]

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