Posts Tagged With: Creative Writing

Five child authors who have stayed successful


Rachel Muenz Writes About Child Authors - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Child Authors – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - James Valitchka - October 11, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

It’s a common story: An author gets published at a very young age. For a few weeks, she is the centre of media attention, people rave about her talent, her book may sell well, but then she vanishes from the literary world, never to be heard of again.

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Want the best Canadian writing? Read short fiction


Rachel Muenz Writes About the Canadian Giller Prize - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About the Canadian Giller Prize - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Rachel Muenz

A couple of weeks ago, British Giller judge Victoria Glendinning bashed Canadian writing in the Financial Times of London. She said our stuff is too homogenous and that it’s easy to get grants and be published if you’re Canadian, no matter how bad your writing is.

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The evil alternatives to Site 52: Part five of a five-part series


Rachel Muenz Writes About Politicians in Comise County as Parody - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Politicians in Comise County as Parody - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Zema Luncher

North Comise County politicians are disgusted with recent suggestions for the storage and use of garbage at Site 52. Protestors say a landfill is not the best option for the site and there are other methods that would be better for people and the environment.

“We could use one of those new-fangled methane things,” said protestor Shawn Ottens. “Yuh know, like they use over in Europe.”

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Stories in Red and Yellow to be Published This Week


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Potential Cover Art for Stories in Red and Yellow - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

I am currently working on a collection of stories that have been dug up from past work called Stories in Red and Yellow. It should be published this week. Look out for it! It’s going to be as fantastic as red and yellow. Look for the stories for free viewing on this website.  For my books, CD and audio stories, you can purchase them at:  http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. For the month of August there is a 10 per cent discount and the code to enter upon checkout is: README.

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A Good Home


Rachel Muenz Writes About Finding a Good Home - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Finding a Good Home - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Rachel Muenz

I don’t like cleaning because it’s not something where you use your head and when I don’t use my head, it wanders into things I’d rather forget. But I don’t like living in filth either. I’ve had enough dirt in my life as it is. So that’s why I’ve got my fingers down the bathtub drain and the smell of Vim burning the inside of my nose. I find the piece of hair and pull. It keeps coming and coming, a whole ponytail slimy with old shampoo.

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The Fool


Afro Almost Plays Dice With Her Life - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Afro Almost Plays Dice With Her Life - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

I was embarrassed to tell my boyfriend’s parents I was out of work again. It had been a year and I was on welfare, but at least I had love in my life. Richie, my boyfriend, just got a job as a public relations officer at the University of Toronto. He had been looking for a long time and was feeling lucky. When his parents came into town one mild January weekend for his birthday, we all decided to go down to Niagara Falls to the casinos. Gambling had never been my thing, but going was the only present I could afford for him.

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Abandon


Struggling Schizoprenic Mother Tries to Make it on Her Own - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Struggling Schizoprenic Mother Tries to Make it on Her Own - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Rachel Muenz

Uneven rows of umbrellas bobbed towards her. Their metal frames frightened her to the edge of the sidewalk and then back into the alley against the cold dumpster. The thin spokes reminded her too much of wing bones. Her fingers dug at the air around her knees. She looked down and jumped, shocked to find nothing there.

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The Discoveries of Columbus


Rachel Muenz Writes that Lorian Has a Deep Love for His Dog Columbus - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

Rachel Muenz Writes that Lorian Has a Deep Love for His Dog Columbus - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

By Rachel Muenz

Lorian sat in the sand, his lap cold without the dog. He glared at the black and silver points of the waves. His father had no right to get rid of it. But Lorian figured he should have seen it coming because his father had never gone out of his way to make him happy.

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Blue Death: A five-part series by the Teeny Tracer on how protestors are destroying money and lives at Dump Site 52


Rachel Muenz Does a Parody on a Dumpsite - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

Rachel Muenz Does a Parody on a Dumpsite – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

The plight of North Comise garbage: Part one of a five-part series

By Zema Luncher

In homes across North Comise County, the garbage bag is kept hidden from sight in cupboards or garages, unable to socialize with the families it lives with and treated as less than the family dog. After a week, it is stuffed into a bin and left for hours until it is hurled into a truck for a long, crowded journey to an even more crowded landfill. Here, it is dumped in piles with thousands of other bags, left to be torn apart by seagulls, crows and other scavengers, never knowing the taste of clean water or the smell of fresh air.

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SO IS THIS IT?


Hyacinth Harewood's Poem Illustrates the Struggles of Life - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Hyacinth Harewood’s Poem Asks So Is This It? – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Hyacinth Harewood

I’m a parasite on an interminable past that will outlast my gourmet greed,
I’m Tantalus in consummation, never stopping eating – under the curse of my past.
Yesterday’s spices drive me to wishing wells of the future that never fulfill water,
Not a drip from the cup to the caking lip.

Come tomorrow ….
Tomorrow never comes,
Intercepted by an interfering today.

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Financial degradation at Site 52 puts species at risk: Part three of a five-part series


Rachel Muenz Continues With Part Three of Her Series on Garbage - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Continues With Part Three of Her Series on Garbage – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Zema Luncher

Protests at Site 52 are putting a severe strain on the financial ecosystem, damaging the habitats of taxpayers and politicians, says Comise County Warden Tom Gudgeon.

Blockades at the proposed dump site in Teeny Township are not only harming these species but the protestors as well, he added.

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Bicycle Time


Rachel Muenz Explores Bicycle Time in a Short Story - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Rachel Muenz Explores Bicycle Time in a Short Story - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

By Rachel Muenz

The road unrolls before him, cracked and purple-grey. The pavement is worn but good, better than that behind him, cratered and half-repaired with uneven disks of tar. On either side, trees slide past the corners of his eyes, their branches reaching for his arms. Beyond the trees, the hunched forms of hills, shadowed and filmed with pale green, rise and fall. He feels the hum of the tires in his chest, right through to his heart. It is pure joy.

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Men and Single – Experimental Fiction Story


The hallway was washed in yellow light. Penny had spent many days trying to get there. She had seen it on TV and it looked just like the pictures.

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“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore.

Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5

Date: Monday, February 17, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

Note: For more information about the authors, please Google the following names:

Teresa Madaleno

Cynthia Reyes

Sheila Stewart

and,

Donna Kakonge

If you’d like to let us know you’ll be there, please RSVP here for free tickets:

https://www.uniiverse.com/jointhewriterscircle

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Author profile: James Valitchka


One of James Valitchka's Nine Books is Superheroes Don't Have Dads - Photo Courtesy of JamesValitchka.com

One of James Valitchka’s Nine Books is Superheroes Don’t Have Dads – Photo Courtesy of JamesValitchka.com

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By Rachel Muenz

James Valitchka’s writing has put him on an ambitious road.

His ninth book, Superheroes Don’t Have Dads 2, is to be released Nov. 3 and focuses on his link to President Barack Obama. Valitchka got to meet and speak with Obama for a few minutes as part of a school trip to Washington on Jan. 19, 2009, the day before the president’s inauguration.

The 14-year-old author says it’s his dream to follow in Obama’s footsteps and become President himself, either that or the Prime Minister of Canada. As a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., he would be eligible for either position.

That goal might be unrealistic to some, but Valitchka says this is the path he was meant to follow, though he adds he’s intimidated by the challenges he faces at times.

“It is strange because so many people tell me [being Prime Minister or President] is my calling and I feel it sometimes driving in the car with my mom,” he said in an email interview on Oct. 9. “I know that God has a purpose for my life and it’s scary and overwhelming but I have to be obedient.”

Superheroes Don’t Have Dads 2 is the sequel to the book that launched Valitchka’s writing career, Superheroes Don’t Have Dads. Published when he was just eight, that book went on to become a national bestseller and also proved Valitchka as a leader when he went on a tour to encourage literacy and discourage bullying.

Now an established motivational speaker as well as an author, Valitchka has plenty of good advice for young writers. He says his favourite part of writing is the creative aspect and adds writers shouldn’t be afraid of using their imaginations.

“I love escaping from the world as it exists and creating hope, new experiences, better experiences, with a pen or pencil or computer,” says the Appleby College student. “I always tell [other] students, ‘Go for it. Let your imagination run wild!’”

Valitchka says keeping a notebook with them at all times is also very important for young writers to capture that wild imagination.

“When I get the words I can lose them so easily and I don’t remember them later,” says Valitchka, who also runs two organizations that help youth, Stand Up and Speak Out – Voice for Children and Youth and Global Youth United for Success.

For Valitchka, overcoming the fear of sharing those words and finding the time to write are the biggest challenges he faces. But even with schoolwork, sports and hanging out with family and friends he still makes time to write for half an hour each day.

When he gets stuck with his writing, Valitchka says he takes time away from the problem, like he does with any other.

“I take a day off and usually in a quiet time a voice will speak to me and it is so beautiful I have to write it and those are always the best parts of the story,” he says. “When we are still we hear God’s voice and he is the best storyteller in the world.”

Writing in your own voice, no matter what editors or other people might say is also important for young writers, Valitchka adds. But he also points out that, although writing is fun, it’s not something people tend to make money doing.

“You have to be very realistic about a career in writing,” Valitchka says. “It doesn’t pay the bills.”

At the same time, he says staying positive is important, especially for young writers, who often aren’t taken seriously.

“You have to know who you are and believe in yourself and others,” Valitchka says. “When I’m faced with negativity, I say, ‘Nice to meet you, take care’ and I’m gone.”

As far as the writing process goes, the young author says he writes about what he’s experienced but also uses his imagination. He says he both plans and improvises when writing.

“For essays, I use an essay outline,” Valitchka says. “For story writing, I use my heart.”

However, he says he used more structure and planning when writing Superheroes Don’t Have Dads 2 because it is a sequel. He’s also working on another book, Mischievous Maiya, about his four-year-old sister.

Although being a world leader is Valitchka’s long-term career plan, he says he’ll still keep writing even once he’s achieved his goal.

“I will always write because that is how I connect with others and that is very important to me,” says Valitchka. “If God gives me a story, He expects me to do something with it and about it.”

It’s not mine, it belongs to the universe.”

For more information about James Valitchka or to contact him, visit his website www.jamesvalitchka.com. For more about Stand Tall and Speak Out, visit www.standtallandspeakout.com.

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Lizard in the Backyard on Life Rattle Radio


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life rattle show no. 1174


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Expressive Writing: EX. 12 – Love and Food


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Love and Food

“Eat it up!” the gold-digger said to her sugar daddy.

Caught up in the raptures of love, the gold-digger and her sugar daddy were enjoying the lap of luxury in a high-style luxury loft condo in the heart of downtown Toronto.

“Give me more, baby, baby…give it to me hard,” said the sugar daddy.

The sugar daddy is named John Smith and was wooing his mistress Jane Doe at the height of ecstasy night after night for a fortnight. John’s ball-breaking wife Gertrude was painting the town red with her boy-toy. Racking up John’s credit cards buying expensive clothes and jewelry. John had his own surprise for his bundle of joy that needed an unveiling.

“Diamonds are forever,” John said as he knelt down on bended knee before Jane.

“Oh! You shouldn’t have!” she said with tears in her eyes. “I’m getting misty.”

“Just wait until tonight,” John said. “There is a lot more in store.”

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Something to Write About!


Jennifer Winters Writes About Writing – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

Jennifer Winters - August 23, 2010

Written by: Jennifer Winters

Writing can truly be the essence of a new beginning for people.

A reality of seeing the words you write is usually the truth of how you feel. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for all of those words that you write that is the source of your feelings. It is never too late to journal when it is hard for people to express themselves out loud. Journaling can truly save lives, yes it is an extremely private thing, and usually, the thoughts are for no one to ever read but you. For those that do not have the ability to express their words verbally it must be extremely frustrating, and for those who are able to talk, we take for granted how valuable a pen and paper really is. I remember on every winter vacation that I took with my parents years ago I was to buy a new journal book with every intention of writing in it. I would get to about the 5th day and had stopped. That went on for 10 years, and then I started with writing entries on the computer, and then started with the blogs. Once again I had stopped, and I was trying to figure out why am I stopping the one thing I love. If you have ever felt like an outsider looking in, or never felt apart of it difficult to feel like one could engage in conversation. Anais Nin once wrote, “The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” If we didn’t have writing as a tool there would be no music, no great speeches from presidents (some we could do without), yet all done by writing it out first. It is very easy to get lost in writing, and some are way beyond the average Joe. However, that is needless to say we all can’t pick up a pen and paper every day and write what is on our mind even if doesn’t make sense.

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Walking to Dreams


Jennifer Winters Writes About Childhood Dreams – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

Jennifer Winters - August 7, 2010

Written by Jennifer Winters

As a child, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I always went with what everyone else said: A firefighter, a policewoman, a doctor. When really none of these things did I ever inspire to be.

At a young age do you really know what you want to do or who you want to be? Dreams are like clouds, they are scattered up in the sky, some are brighter than others, and some are darker, it doesn’t mean we still can’t reach for them. I am pretty sure Brittney Spears didn’t say my biggest dream is to get popular and then become one of America’s “pop disasters. Or something a little more realistic, no one really dreamed of being a high school drop out and barely making rent. If dreams didn’t exist reality wouldn’t really be what it is. Over a slow period of time we discover what we are good at, and things we should maybe lay to rest. I was offered a job being a financial advisor this afternoon, not a dream nor an aspiration, and trying to convince myself, well this is fast money it will be great I don’t have to worry and so on. If something is too good to be true, it probably is, there is no harm taking a peek at it, just knowing when to walk away. After many years of struggling with who I want to be, jumping from career to career at barely 30, I had to stop and do that “map of your life” chart to figure out who am I? Self-believe is going to get you far to your dreams. I still want to get on the red carpet and win an award, it is duo able, but am I willing to do the work to get it? Probably not, I, however, do want to help people and build a house for humanity within the next few years. This is not to win an award, but something I have always wanted to do. We live in such a world of (can’t, won’t, don’t,) that we sometimes forget that we can. We only have the present to make the future, in my opinion, I would rather fall on my face falling knowing I tried to do whatever I was I wanted to, rather than finding a faster way to do it. There are always two roads to go down, just pick the one that suits you!

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Old Romance Released


Old Romance

I have a new book called Old Romance. You can buy it at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. for $16.99. There is also a sale this month to get 20 percent off when you enter the code HOHOHO. It is also available on Amazon Kindle.

It is a book about past romances I have had written in a creative non-fiction format. You will enjoy it.

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Katie and Marc


Katie and Marc - November 3, 2009

Katie and Marc - November 3, 2009

Katie bumped into her boss as she was leaving the Radio Canada International building in Montreal.

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Excerpt from My Story of Transportation


Bicycle - November 1, 2009

Bicycle - November 1, 2009

My first bike had training wheels. I believe my Mom bought it for me and I would proudly ride around my neighbourhood in Greek town with my Mom nearby feeling free for my age.

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Airport Flirt – Excerpt from Do Not Know


Do Not Know is One of Donna Kakonge's 31 books - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Do Not Know is One of Donna Kakonge’s 31 books – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

 

It took an old man to touch my young breast toDo Not Know wake me up. I did not hear him come up to me as I sat in a plastic waiting chair because my Walkman blasted “Keep on Moving” from my Soul II Soul CD. I was in concourse E of Miami’s airport, waiting for my flight to Barbados. I was coming from Montreal in the February winter wonderland and did not know how to dress. I wore a beige cotton knit ensemble with my black winter jacket curled over my arm. I was also wearing the burgundy slightly padded bra I got for Christmas from my sister. The old man had touched more foam than flesh.

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Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction


Donna Kakonge Includes an Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Donna Kakonge Includes an Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

How To Write Creative Non-fiction - New

Chapter One Forms of Non-fiction Writing

Welcome to your first chapter! As you go through each chapter you will be asked to complete optional assignments.

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New! Dropouts Published


Donna Kakonge Just Published the Book Dropouts on Sale Now - Photo Courtesy of Dreamtimes.com

Donna Kakonge Just Published the Book Dropouts on Sale Now – Photo Courtesy of Dreamtimes.com

Dropouts

Fiction and journalism stories about the mind are hot off the presses. You can buy for today only with a 14.92 percent discount at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Just enter the code PINTA. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Five child authors who have stayed successful


Rachel Muenz Writes About Child Authors - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Child Authors – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - James Valitchka - October 11, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

It’s a common story: An author gets published at a very young age. For a few weeks, she is the centre of media attention, people rave about her talent, her book may sell well, but then she vanishes from the literary world, never to be heard of again.

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Away For Too Long


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Kirk Verner - Away - October 4, 2009

by Kirk Verner

Wake up, wander the streets, wind stings my eyes,
I have forgotten what a real prairie breeze feels like.

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Poison


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Rachel Muenz Writes About the Anger of a Man – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - Poison - September 10, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

Dolphin was going to kill the dog because it had desecrated the tree. The tree was the most beautiful monument he had ever seen. He liked it because it reminded him of a snake and he loved snakes and though it was carved with the names of kids who’d been shot to death, it didn’t call them heroes and it didn’t call their killers evil. It simply remembered the dead and he liked that.

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Murder?


Rachel Muenz Writes About Murder

Rachel Muenz Writes About Murder

Rachel Muenz - Poison - September 10, 2009 - 1

By Rachel Muenz

Stan hates Maude and her purple raincoat and the way she trips instead of walks. She even wears that ugly thing in the middle of summer when the air chokes you and sits heavy on your head.

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Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction


Donna Kakonge Includes an Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Donna Kakonge Includes an Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

How To Write Creative Non-fiction - New

Chapter One Forms of Non-fiction Writing

Welcome to your first chapter! As you go through each chapter you will be asked to complete optional assignments.

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Katie and Marc


Katie and Marc - November 3, 2009

Katie and Marc - November 3, 2009

Katie bumped into her boss as she was leaving the Radio Canada International building in Montreal.

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