My Writing Life Archives - N. J. Lindquist

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A Review and an Interview

We appreciate the review Robert White wrote of our book, Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected places. Like a cup of hot apple cider warming the body on a cold day, the Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon anthology will warm the soul. The fourth in the Hot Apple Cider series, […]

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Proud To Be a Canadian Author Who is Christian

I wrote this in March of 2005 when I was Executive Director of The Word Guild, an organization I co-founded a little over three years earlier. I posted it here last year in honour of Canada Day, and because it’s still relevant, I’m posting it again today. Although I’m no longer actively involved in leadership of […]

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A character sketch of my hero – Glen Sauten

If pressed, I usually say my favourite character is Shane Donahue, the “hero” of my standalone coming-of-age novel, In Time of Trouble. But to be honest, only one of my characters has four books written about him. And that isn’t Shane; it’s Glen Sauten. And, funnily enough, in many ways, Glen’s story, unlike Shane’s, is that […]

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Working with Photos for a Memoir

I’ve often thought that if we should have a fire, the one thing I’d most hate to lose would be my pictures—the printed ones before digital cameras and smartphones took over. Last week, I got smart and paid a student to scan all my “old” pictures—the ones that came from my mother’s photo albums. Then […]

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My fantasy novel for tweens progresses

I just changed my fantasy novel thermometer from 5% to 90%! I’ve been editing the 40,000 word novel I originally wrote for granddaughter #2 for her 9th birthday. Yeah, that was a few years ago. This is at least my 5th thorough edit. I’ve been doing it for an hour or two a day over […]

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Being an author involves promoting yourself

Some days, I really hate the direction the publishing industry is going. Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve become jaded, cynical, and a bit of a wet blanket. These days, it all seems to be about sales. Authors are constantly asking me to buy their latest book, watch their new and amazing  YouTube video, download a […]

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