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Ravens
Ottawa
Photographer, writer, grandfather, graffiti mural promoter, social activist
Interests: current affairs, writing, fiction, grandkids, quality assurance, photography, graffiti, social activism, urban art, graffiti murals
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I keep looking for ways to deal with my poor productivity, as I procrastinate and often get distracted by sparkly things. As do many of us. ROW80 is a good way to proclaim your goals to your peers, and thus... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Ravens' View
I just liked the title when I was creating the story. But it is a cool concept - woman trapped in the 'cloud' basically. www.ravensview.ca Author of Kirk's Landing, and Return to Kirk's Landing, published by Deux Voiliers Publishing and available as paperback from Amazon or Chapters, or ebook, or from your local bookstore.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2017 on ROW80-1 - 01/03 -Wandering By at Ravens' View
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I've really lost the twice a week check-in habit here, haven't I? Second book is out, I'm waiting for more copies before promotion, winter is fading away and spring is being shy. Basically, I'm in a holding pattern, but I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Ravens' View
It's been a couple of weeks since my last check in. Not a lot of progress, but I'll add what I have. Winter is fading, days are longer, the weather is warming up, but I still do have a bit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Ravens' View
I posted this to ROW80 FB 10 days ago from the VIA rail train, on my way to Toronto. Never did add it to my blog, so here you go . . . I'm not sure if this counts as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Ravens' View
This was actually a fairly writerly week - who knew? My biggest success was my critique group, followed by some heavy duty library promotion and ground work for book signings. Status: Write Okay, none, but I am deciding on my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Ravens' View
Thx - will check it out.
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These were the goals I'd set for this year. write write better publish enjoy life stay healthy I'll expand on some objectives and add my status: Write - Too bad the weekly challenges for Flash Fiction Friday are done, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Ravens' View
Thanks ladies. I definitely saw potential once I started writing this, and will keep it as a novel outline. Arthur's search for a saviour could either be the end of it, or the beginning.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on Saved at Ravens' View
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This is written for the final prompt from Flash Fiction Friday - due December 29th so I'm just a tad late. I started and abandoned several ideas, and this one is more of an outline for a novel, but what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Ravens' View
I guess it's time for a new set of goals/aspirations for the next year - or longer. They remain pretty well the same: write write better publish enjoy life stay healthy Details to follow, as I figure out some measurable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Ravens' View
I'm still late with these (blame Christmas) but here's the Flash Fiction Story that was due December 23rd. The challenge was to be a bit dramatic, starting with one of five given sentences. ------------------------------- One definition of drama is ‘an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Ravens' View
Glad you both liked it. Good point Joyce - I originally had her just leaving him. Maybe I'll change it back to that.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2016 on Evening the Score at Ravens' View
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Here's another Flash Fiction Friday story. It's a little late but preparations for an early Christmas, plus a book launch, got in the way. -------------------------------- It’s time once again to head ‘em up and move ‘em out. You had a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Ravens' View
Here's this week's challenge from Flash Fiction Friday. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that NaNoWriMo is over, we’re back, and we’re putting you to work. A crime has been committed, and we’re assigning you to the case. The detective in your story can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Ravens' View
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Ravens' View
Thanks Joyce I'm hoping to re-use this idea and/or characters in other Flash Fiction to see how well I might fit it into a longer short story and/or a novel.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on The Game at Ravens' View
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Thanks Rose -I'm thinking this might go even farther.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on The Game at Ravens' View
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This week's FFF challenge was NaNoWriMo related. --------------- With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, let’s have some scary fun with a few terms from that yearly event. Prompt: Write a horror story that includes the following: Writer, 50,000, month, goal,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Ravens' View
Thanks Joyce, I started with androids, then realized my error and changed to golems. But either one works. The husband and Andre of course see no problem wit their decisions - these ae only tools, not real people. But perhaps as this happens to more, the might join together in a revolution.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2016 on Portrait of the Artist at Ravens' View
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This week's Flash Fiction Challenge was as follows: If three people witness an event, when they’re asked to detail what they’ve seen, there will be something different about each of their stories. While there will be some similarities overall, each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Ravens' View
Finally getting to the final check in of what was a very non-productive round for me. I'm trying to finish up yet another round of editing on a book that I've been fiddling with way too long. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Ravens' View
Okay, I really need to get this novel edited and out to my publisher. So - last chance here. I'll create my own NaNoEdMo and commit to spending September editing. 30 days, 2 hours a day - unless I want... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Ravens' View
The challenge for this week's Flash Fiction Friday was to write a medical thriller. This week, we want you to take us into a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. Most of the time, we’re in and out. All we require... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Ravens' View
I'm in Toronto at my gf's for a week, mellowing out. Not that my normal week is that hectic, but this has been mostly time to hang out together, drink craft beer/cider in the backyard, reading the Globe/NYT on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Ravens' View