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PPS 2015 Gift Guide

This is my favourite time of the year. Not only for the gift giving, but I just love curling up with a good book in bed while it’s cold outside. Or sitting at my desk by the window writing my next chapter. Here are a few gift ideas for the creative writer in your life…

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Salon de Livre Montréal

À des fins purement éducatives, sociales, charitables et philanthropiques et sans intention de gain pécuniaire pour ses membres:

Organiser le Salon du livre de Montréal et ainsi éduquer le public de tous âges, le sensibiliser et l’aider à mieux comprendre :

a) la diversité de l’expression littéraire;

b) l’importance de la lecture et du livre comme source de culture et de savoir par la diffusion du patrimoine littéraire national;

en offrant des activités éducatives et culturelles, entre autres au moyen d’ateliers, notamment sur les sujets suivants : histoire, humanisme, société, diversités culturelles, lecture, littérature, religion, santé et sciences.

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Word on the Street – Toronto

The Word On The Street Toronto is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading and writing, and champions literacy, primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival.

Every year, The Word On The Street aims to have lots of family-fun activities at the festival. TD KidStreet is a special area of the park devoted to families, and offers exciting children’s programming all day in the TVO Kids Stage, the TD Children’s Literature Tent and the Children’s Activity Tent.

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ePublishing Marketing, Sales: Pricing Matters

“What should I charge?”

It’s an exciting question for any new freelancer or entrepreneur, and they usually have little trouble enjoying the dreams of making a living and a life by doing what they love. From a practical standpoint, there are a few factors based in my ghostwriting experience that I’d like to pass along to everyone taking their first few ambling steps up the entrepreneurial mountain.

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5 Concrete Ways to Curate Your About Page

 

As a writing coach and mentor to entrepreneurs and creatives, I’ve learned that most people would rather be stuck in a snowstorm than write content for their website—especially if it’s about themselves. “I’m a really bad writer,” or “I really hate writing about myself,” are just two of the things I hear small business owners routinely say. Yet, in most cases I’ve found that these statements are rarely the truth.

In other words, the person who says they’re a “really bad writer” is typically a decent writer, yet perhaps she was told as a child that she wasn’t any good, or maybe she had a language teacher in school who embarrassed her when he asked her to read a poem she’d written in front of the class.

And, what about the entrepreneur who doesn’t like writing about himself or herself?

I think that part of the reason is because it forces entrepreneurs and business owners to take a good, long look at their motivations for starting their business in the first place. No easy task!

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