From Our Home to Your Home

Wishing each of you a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for reading and for following along. Your friendship, comments and support have meant a great deal to me. I will be taking a blogging break from now until January. I look forward to seeing you then. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Write Drunk, Edit Sober: What I Learned in My Travel Writing Course

Earlier last month, I mentioned a five-week travel writing course that I had enrolled in through Vancouver Island University. A few commenters asked me to share key takeaways. Here's what resonated. 1. Sharpen Your Hook Think: Title, opening sentence and accompanying photos. A great hook captures your readers’ attention, draws them into your story and …

How Not to Die

I admit it. I've been jealous of the relationship that some people have with their cookbooks. I sense you grinning here, but it's true. Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, The Best of Bridge...they've all seemed to have chosen their prom dates, while I've sat on the sidelines longing. And that scene in Julia & Julia, where …