• CRITICISM IS GOOD FOR YOU

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    CRITIQUE & REVIEWSHey writer, do you know that criticism can be good for you? It’s actually true, and today I’m here to tell you why. “The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale – In this…

  • HOUSEKEEPING

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    ABOUT US Welcome back to the second half of the grand tour of The Resilience that started over in the canteen earlier. If you missed that, I suggest you go back and start from the beginning. We’ll be here waiting for you when you return. So, as a quick recap…

  • ROLL ON SEPTEMBER

    FEAT ROLL ON SEPT

    NEWS & UPDATES Goodbye, August! You sure did your best to throw spanners in our wheels, so truth be told I’m rather glad to close the books on you. The heat was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced here in London, and the sun can be lethal...

  • WELCOME ABOARD THE RESILIENCE

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    ABOUT US: Welcome aboard The Resilience, If you are reading this, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you probably belong to one of the following three categories: 1. You received an invitation to sign on and were told this was the place to find out…

  • MY SELF-PUBLISHING LESSONS

    FEAT MARIE NEWS AUGUST

    NEWS & UPDATES: I’ve sat down and attempted to write something like this multiple times now, and I thought my August 2022 update for As We Write would make an appropriate venue for my thoughtful musings and general reminiscing over the events of the past few years. For those of…

  • DID YOU SAY IMPOSTOR SYNDROME?

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    WRITERS WEDNESDAY: For someone who struggles with impostor syndrome, evidence to the contrary doesn’t matter. They may be a renowned author, selling millions of books, or winning literary prizes and still feel like they don’t deserve any of it. They may find themselves amassing...

  • HOW I DATE THE STORIES

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    LET'S READ I think the very first encounter with a new story is pretty similar to the very first encounter with a new person: You spot them in the crowd. There’s something about them that sticks out and attracts your attention. Sounds familiar? So what do we do when we…

  • D.G. BARNES

    DG BARNES

    AUTHOR PROFILE Author D.G. Barnes, Doug to those who know him, hails from the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. He was born in New Brunswick, and being a military brat, he spent the first three years of his life in Belgium and sadly doesn’t remember a thing…

  • VANCOUVER MOSQUITOS SUCK

    FEAR BELLE AUGUST NEWS

    FK MARLOWE NEWS 15 AUGUST, 2022 WHAT KIND OF MOSQUITO AM I? – Or, A Writer Rambles Down a Lane, Rambling Vancouver mosquitos suck. They just don’t do it nearly as expertly as Beijing ones. I’m walking the dog down an evening lane still hazy with the unseasonal heat that’s…

  • ADD SALT FOR SWEETNESS

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    NEWS & UPDATES: Seclusion and experience, these are the poles between which writers are torn. The adage says that writers write and that is true. But it is also true that writers must have some well to draw from and that pool is experience. For those that remix ideas that…

  • NOVICE

    AWW WIKI NOVICE

    READER'S WIKI: A novice, when we’re talking about humans, is a noob. A newbie. Someone new to the job, or the place, with zero to little experience. In many religious communities, a novice is a person who has been admitted to probationary membership and will be in training to become...

  • NEPHILIM

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    READER'S WIKI: There’s some controversy in the religious world regarding the true nature of the nephilim. What we do know for sure, is that they are first mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. They are described as large and very strong mysterious beings. Sometimes described as giants...

  • THE WIDER CURRENCY OF CRITICISM

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    CRITIQUE & REVIEWS Hey writer, do you know that successful people tend to look at the wider currency of criticism? Instead of taking each review – whether positive or negative – too much to heart, they see it for what it is: Useful feedback to extract data from. And no, that…

  • LETO’S SUMMER READS

    LETO SUMMER READS

    LET'S READ. It’s time for some reviews and recommendations. I had originally planned to share some summer reading reviews from my bedside table that was frankly filled with a bunch of depressing nonfiction. So I backed up a little bit and said, you know what, it would be healthy for…

  • NEW ADULT FICTION

    AWW WIKI NA

    READER’S WIKI: NA, or New Adult fiction, is a category of fiction with an MC who’s between 18 and 30. It’s the older sibling of YA and tends to focus on more adult themes. Some examples of famous NA authors are Colleen Hoover, Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo.…

  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION

    AWW WIKI YA

    READER'S WIKI: YA, or Young Adult fiction, is a category of fiction written for adolescent readers, but it’s often widely read by adults too. Some examples of famous YA works are Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and the Twilight Saga. As a genre, Young Adult’s been around so long

  • KATE FLEMMING

    KATE FLEMMING

    AUTHOR PROFILE Kate Flemming is a queer Canadian author of sibling love and sapphic romance. With an honours degree in psychology, she draws on her studies in philosophy, law, and both creative and formal writing courses to inform her work. Kate has done extensive research in popular culture…

  • CONTACT KATE FLEMMING

    CONTACT KATE

    CONTACT KATE. Kate is a queer Canadian author of sibling love and sapphic romance. With an honours degree in psychology, she draws on her studies in philosophy, law, and both creative and formal writing courses to inform her work. Kate has done extensive research in popular culture and media, as...

  • KATE FLEMMING LINKS

    KATE FLEMMING LINKS

    AMAZON: GOODREADS: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: WEBSITE: Kate Flemming, Amazon Kate Flemming, Goodreads Kate Flemming, Instagram Kate Flemming, twitter Kate Flemming, website KATE FLEMMING Author Kate is a queer Canadian author of sibling love and sapphic romance. With an honours degree in psychology, she draws on her studies in philosophy, law, and both…

  • KATE FLEMMING BOOKS

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    FLAMES OF ALEXANDRITE Sibling Love NA Romance Contemporary Romance READ MORE ASHES OF AZURITE Sibling Love NA Romance Contemporary Romance READ MORE LIGHT OF OBSIDIAN Sibling Love NA Romance Contemporary Romance READ MORE KATE FLEMMING Author Kate is a queer Canadian author of sibling love and sapphic romance. With an…