A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

I have asked friend, fellow Anita Factor writing group member, and historical fiction author, Gabriele Goldstone, two questions: Do you have a set writing schedule? What is it? I write in the mornings. First I journal...this is my exploring time. Anything is possible. Some of my novel ideas started as journal writing. I give myself up… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

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A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Christina Albig, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

I asked long time Anita Factor member, Christina, the following two questions: I’m aware of many of your artistic outlets: writing, reading, painting, drawing, baking, crafting, home décor... Which is your favourite and why? My favourite artistic outlet would be drawing/painting. It’s very satisfying to start with nothing and create something beautiful. Finished reading anything… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

I have asked friend, author, and fellow Anita Factory member, Pat, the following two questions: What was your favourite book as a teen? As a teen I loved to read Archie Comics; I couldn’t get enough of them. My favourite book for teens (as I was an adult) was "Are You There God? It’s Me,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with MaryLou Driedger, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with MaryLou Driedger

I asked my friend MaryLou the following two questions: You have traveled extensively; can you write a list of all of the countries you've been to? Do you have a favourite place? I hope I didn't forget any but I think I have been to thirty different countries. Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with MaryLou Driedger

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete

I took a break from blogging, but am working back into my pre-summer routine, and I have Anita Factor members who answered questions for me back in the Spring that I didn't get posted. So, time to catch up! I asked fellow Anita Factor writing group member, Larry Verstraete, the following question: Of all the… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen

Meet wonderful author, friend, and fellow Anita Factor member, Melinda Friesen. Melinda is one of the most deadline dedicated people that I’ve ever met. She consistently sets goals for herself and meets them which is truly inspiring. And I need to mention – she’s the plot queen! A true gift to think of plot solutions […]

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese

I asked children's author, editor, fellow Anita Factor member, and friend, Deborah Froese, what book she's finished reading lately and would she recommend it? I recently completed Middlemarch, a novel set in late 19th century England. It wasn't an easy read—the English of that time almost feels like a different language—but it fascinated me. Through a cast… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael

Award-winning author and good friend, Jodi Carmichael, spent almost two years living abroad in England with her family and recently returned to Canada. What was your favourite part of living in England? What was it like to learn to drive there? How is that even possible to answer. There was so much that I loved;… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

I have asked friend, author, and fellow Anita Factory member, Pat, the following two questions: What inspires you? Watching people giving their utmost to make a difference in others’ lives. The weekend Free Press highlighted Grant Park high school students, living with cognitive and physical disabilities, preparing for their January performance, The Little Mermaid. These… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

I have asked friend, fellow Anita Factor writng group member, and historical fiction author, Gabriele Goldstone, two questions: You recently said these beautiful words -- “I love my life since retirement.” What’s the best part? Best part about retirement? Two things…time and energy. When I was working, time was measured, chopped up into little pieces,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone