Monday, May 27, 2019

News News

Dementia has been part of our family for a few years now. My sister and I are first-generation Canadians and we didn't have an older generation around for us to see the differences between normal aging and dementia.

As a writer, one of the ways I process things is to write about it. The result is Dancing With Dementia which I plan to publish sometime this summer.

I've got a YouTube channel coming up too that will be filled with Quick Tips that help people dealing with Loved Ones in the early stages of Dementia. I've also got another blog set to go that is focused on Dementia.

In preparation for stepping out into the publishing world, I've created a newsletter signup. You'll find the link in the right sidebar of the blog. -->

I promise I'll only send out newsletters for new releases and sales. I'm not a spammy type person so there will definitely not be an overload of newsletters.

The newsletter will focus on all of my writing - Nonfiction, Romance, Short Stories. My Bloo Moose Romances aren't too far off in the future.

I'm also looking for early readers for Dancing With Dementia. More info will be in the newsletter or you can let me know in the comments or via email (jemifraser@gmail .com) if you're interested in being an early reader. I'm hoping to be able to have a few honest reviews ready to go by launch date.

So, that's my news - what's up on your end?
Any tips & hints for setting up my newsletter? I'm using MailChimp and I'm mostly getting it! 😀

Monday, May 20, 2019

Where's Jemi?

Hi everyone!

I'm over at the WEP blog today talking a bit about how I started writing shorts 
and a bit about my whole writing journey.

I hope you'll pop on over and say hi!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

IWSG & The Power of Story

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. He, his clones, minions, friends, and fellow authors make it an amazing event every month.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.


May 1 question - What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

Great question!

One of my earliest memories of the power of the written word was when I read Little Women.

Major Spoiler Directly Ahead!

In the book, one of the characters, Beth, dies. It was the first time I'd read about the death of a character. It was the first time fiction ripped into my soul and cracked my heart.

Devastated, I sobbed, raced through the book, and started it again.

Maybe this time, Beth would be okay.

I was obviously pretty young - young enough to hope that the words might have magically changed, that this character I loved would live.

Not sure I ever looked at fiction the same way again. The power of story continued to lure me, but I kept one eye on the author, wondering what choice he or she would make. And why.

How about you? Do you remember that first tragedy that you read?The first book that broke your heart?