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Summer Reading – Authors, Artists & Thought Leaders

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Last week I was in one of my all-time favorite bookstores in…

Write What You Know - even in Fiction

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Write what you know. This may seem like the most obvious advice…

Mentoring Magic for Writers' Success

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Summer is often a season of declining motivation - but for writers,…

The Gift of Literacy: Reflections from the life of World War Two Survivor Eva Olsson

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Yesterday I visited the school where my husband is a vice principal.…

Christmas Article on Socks Generates Hate Mail

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It’s funny what will make some people mad. It differs from…

Distracted Humans Article, Edmonton Woman Magazine

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I’m proud to share my latest article for Edmonton Woman Magazine: Alexis…

The Cottage Days of Summer

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Where has the summer gone? I always feel this way as September…

A Writer’s Reading List

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There is not much in life where a person can succeed alone. Learning…

Edmonton Woman Magazine Column

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I want to share with you my July/August column: Alexis Marie…

A Day in the Life of the Writer

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I think people envision writers sitting around in over sized…

I’m an MFA Graduate!

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Graduations are bitter sweet. I loved my two years in the Masters…

Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July to all of you American writers! I wish you…

Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day fellow Canadian writers! I wish you all a great…

Writing Is Learning

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One of my favorite parts about being a writer is learning about…

The Social Media Seesaw for Writers

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Social media is a gift for writers who are now able to directly…

Encouraging Quotes for Writers

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Here are ten quotes by great contemporary writers on topics regarding…

Tips for writing your book proposal – from someone who has done it

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Writing a book proposal is a marathon, not a sprint. While many…

Alexis Marie Uncensored Debut Article in Edmonton Woman Magazine

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I have been reading Edmonton Woman Magazine for years, so when…

Photos of Words in 3 Dimensions Conference

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Last weekend was an awesome literary happening in Edmonton and…

Mentoring for the Modern Writer

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Your writing is too important not to search out the support you…

I'm Already Preparing for National Novel Writing Month

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NaNoWriMo 2015. This November. Are you planning ahead?

New Column in Edmonton Woman Magazine: ALEXIS MARIE UNCENSORED

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I am very pleased to announce that I have been asked to write…

Have you Registered for the Words in 3D Conference?

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Writing conferences are amazing. First, you get out of your lonely…

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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I love teaching writing – both in the practical nuts and bolts…

Publication Update

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As I diligently work away at some of my big writing projects,…

Happy New Year Fellow Writers!

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  Wishing you a 2015 full of creative inspiration and much…

Mentoring Aspiring Writers at the Blue Pencil Cafe

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  Not only am I teaching two awesome sessions at the Words…

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from Alexis Marie Writes! Wishing you a holiday…

I’m Teaching Two Sessions at Words in 3D Conferencence

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In May 2015 aspiring writers will convene to learn and be challenged…

Finishing Strong NaNoWriMo 2014

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  When I signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing…

Save the Date for a NaNoWriMo Write-In with the Canadian Authors’ Association in Edmonton

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First of all, Happy Halloween! This spooky season is sure to…

The Editing Stage: A Necessary Torture

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Do you love free writing? Do the ideas just flow out of you and…

Refocus your Writing Life this Autumn

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Summer lovin’, had me a blast. Summer lovin’, happened so…

A Pep Talk for the 3 Day Novel Contest 2014

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The 3 Day Novel Contest is not a marathon; it’s a sprint. It…

Free Writing to Unclog the Orifice

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I love that word: Free. It may just be my favorite word in the…

Writing about Difficult Subject Matter

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Writers amongst other artists have the amazing ability to challenge,…

Writers have important work to do...

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... But everyone deserves a day off.  Have a great weekend …

MFA Reflections: I’m a Booklover at Heart

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There are so many things I love about grad school. The keener…