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Sometimes I feel like writing is an underappreciated art form. Yes we need actors to bring our work to life but without our work their would be nothing to bring to life.
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"Writing has become the hand to pull me out of the water." So proud to speak with @whatshesaidtalk about this important topic. Masculinity is something that is misunderstood. We talk about it in detail here. 
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"Writing has become the hand to pull me out of the water." So proud to speak with @whatshesaidtalk about this important topic. Masculinity is something that is misunderstood. We talk about it in detail here. _________________________ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #masculine  #masculinity  #love  #writer  #toronto  #torontolife  #writerscommunity  #writersblock  #amwriting  #amwritingfiction  #podcast  #blackartist  #contentcreator  #contentwriter  #writersofig  #blackwritersofinstagram  #writersofinstagram  #canada  #canadianwriter  #teachme  #teachings  #nyc 
#internationalmensday 
So Men.
I am with you,
just like you are with us. 
Theres criminals that stand as shadows over your shoulder,
reminding you what society has grown to think of you.
But I do not see those shadows. 
I hear your #MeToo’s,
I see you applaud for ours. 
I understand the fear to speak your truth,
because tears have grown into rarities for you.
But it is important to let them out. 
I am sorry society has failed you too. 
Allowing your lives to go,
unnoticed. 
I am a women,
and I am sorry for the way women are putting you in a box. 
It is a box most men do not fit in,
but women are squeezing you in anyways,
forcing you to fit.
We ask our women to be believed,
but when is it the mens turn?
I am not talking about defending the rapist,
I am talking about believing the man,
who slits his wrists,
believing he should have enjoyed his torment. 
The men who are scared to talk about the gun, 
they have loaded in their bedside drawer.
The men who are put out on the streets,
because of their sexual orientation. 
The men who are raped by other men,
and instead of being supported,
are called gay.
The men who are scared to go to the doctors,
because being examined by another man,
brings back flashbacks from as young as 6. 
The men who are told their experience is LESS,
because of what is between their legs.
#internationalmensday  So Men. I am with you, just like you are with us. Theres criminals that stand as shadows over your shoulder, reminding you what society has grown to think of you. But I do not see those shadows. I hear your #MeToo ’s, I see you applaud for ours. I understand the fear to speak your truth, because tears have grown into rarities for you. But it is important to let them out. I am sorry society has failed you too. Allowing your lives to go, unnoticed. I am a women, and I am sorry for the way women are putting you in a box. It is a box most men do not fit in, but women are squeezing you in anyways, forcing you to fit. We ask our women to be believed, but when is it the mens turn? I am not talking about defending the rapist, I am talking about believing the man, who slits his wrists, believing he should have enjoyed his torment. The men who are scared to talk about the gun, they have loaded in their bedside drawer. The men who are put out on the streets, because of their sexual orientation. The men who are raped by other men, and instead of being supported, are called gay. The men who are scared to go to the doctors, because being examined by another man, brings back flashbacks from as young as 6. The men who are told their experience is LESS, because of what is between their legs.
Never place someone on a pedestal if they haven’t earned their right to stand on it.
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Tag a friend who needs this reminder today. 👇🏼
Never place someone on a pedestal if they haven’t earned their right to stand on it. . Tag a friend who needs this reminder today. 👇🏼
Editing is not my favourite thing but it goes with the territory. 
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El amor està muerto. 💀 .
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El amor està muerto. 💀 . . . . . . . . . . . . ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #romancinglife  #poetry  #womenwriters  #poem  #creativewriting  #spilledink  #wordsmith  #lovequotes  #writersofinstagram  #poetsofinstagram  #poetryofinstagram  #poetryofig  #writersofig  #poetsofig  #poetrycommunity  #poetrysociety  #poetssociety  #wordporn  #writerscommunity  #writingcommunity  #igwriters  #torontoartists  #wordofig  #lovepoetry  #wordsofwisdom  #writing  #wordwithqueens  #poetryisnotdead  #canadianwriter  #poetryinmotion 
My whole life I have struggled in some way, as all of us do. It has nothing to do with the amount of wealth. we'll be tested in some way. It's how you rate a situation. Once I started rating my life by the positives and blessing it held.  I felt the power was in my hands. Life can drag you down and make you feel as if you ( can't) succeed but if a girl with an incurable disease can push through and be happy, so can you. Happy writing. #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingfiction #writingthoughts #writinglife #writerslife #writingcommunity #writingadvice #writingtips #fictionwriter #fantasywritersofinstagram #fantasywriter #indiewriter #writingblog #novelwriting #novelplanning #nanowrimo #NaNoWriMo18 #neurologicaldiseases #motivation #multiplesclerosis #chronicillness #positivity #pushyourself #canadianwriter #writingmotivation #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #motivational
My whole life I have struggled in some way, as all of us do. It has nothing to do with the amount of wealth. we'll be tested in some way. It's how you rate a situation. Once I started rating my life by the positives and blessing it held. I felt the power was in my hands. Life can drag you down and make you feel as if you ( can't) succeed but if a girl with an incurable disease can push through and be happy, so can you. Happy writing. #amwriting  #amwritingfantasy  #amwritingfiction  #writingthoughts  #writinglife  #writerslife  #writingcommunity  #writingadvice  #writingtips  #fictionwriter  #fantasywritersofinstagram  #fantasywriter  #indiewriter  #writingblog  #novelwriting  #novelplanning  #nanowrimo  #NaNoWriMo18  #neurologicaldiseases  #motivation  #multiplesclerosis  #chronicillness  #positivity  #pushyourself  #canadianwriter  #writingmotivation  #mondaymotivation  #motivationmonday  #motivational 
This morning I wrote my last column for @ferniefix. It’s hard to know when to let go of something that has for so long been a part of your life - 92 columns! That’s bananas! Holy moly was it fun! Life takes us to the strangest of places, and it’s time for the next writing venture. Life is exciting! I’m not crying, you’re crying! It’s just dusty in here.
This morning I wrote my last column for @ferniefix. It’s hard to know when to let go of something that has for so long been a part of your life - 92 columns! That’s bananas! Holy moly was it fun! Life takes us to the strangest of places, and it’s time for the next writing venture. Life is exciting! I’m not crying, you’re crying! It’s just dusty in here.
Prosecco and chips to celebrate the amazing @lindsayzv’s two-book deal last night! Lindsay’s one of the Semi-Retired Hens, my writing group. Crazy to think that I only met her a few months ago; it’s really incredible how something as seemingly simple as sharing your writing projects on a regular basis can make it feel like you’ve known someone for years. Congratulations Lindsay (and thank you for sending us home with chips)! Hens forever! ♥️
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#semiretiredhens #hensforever #chipsforever #writerslife #vsco #writinggroup #writingabook #canadianwriter #chipsandprosecco #bookdeal
Prosecco and chips to celebrate the amazing @lindsayzv’s two-book deal last night! Lindsay’s one of the Semi-Retired Hens, my writing group. Crazy to think that I only met her a few months ago; it’s really incredible how something as seemingly simple as sharing your writing projects on a regular basis can make it feel like you’ve known someone for years. Congratulations Lindsay (and thank you for sending us home with chips)! Hens forever! ♥️ . . #semiretiredhens  #hensforever  #chipsforever  #writerslife  #vsco  #writinggroup  #writingabook  #canadianwriter  #chipsandprosecco  #bookdeal 
✍🏻I used to hold back my past for fear of hurting others.  In turn, it hurt me more. ✍🏻I used to hold back my emotions and how I wanted to end my life.  In turn, it hurt me more. ✍🏻I used to think time instead of talking to others would heal all my trauma. In turn, it hurt me more. ❤️STAND TALL • REACH OUT • GET NAKED • YOU ARE BEYOND WORTH IT❤️
✍🏻I used to hold back my past for fear of hurting others. In turn, it hurt me more. ✍🏻I used to hold back my emotions and how I wanted to end my life. In turn, it hurt me more. ✍🏻I used to think time instead of talking to others would heal all my trauma. In turn, it hurt me more. ❤️STAND TALL • REACH OUT • GET NAKED • YOU ARE BEYOND WORTH IT❤️
🍁 Are you overthinking...?🤔
🍁 Are you overthinking...?🤔
I wrote this piece a while back camping in Algonquin a few summers ago. Tonight, today, where I am-right now, all I wish is that I could be back in forest where my heart belongs. 🌲🌲🌲 this
is where 
we’re meant to dwell
deep in Muskoka forests
among the trees
as vital and connected 
as root to seed
between the 
flapping wings
of blackbirds
watching me
curiously hopping
as I
strange to them
only sit and stare
flying feeling life
deep in the woods
conformity unfathomed 
soul truth uniformed difference
particular imperfection causes
wild truth inflections
to live untethered in a freefall
beneath this sparkling 
whispering sky
listening
to the voice
of trees
in the untamed
unseen
unknown
Canadian
wilds 
rjk
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I wrote this piece a while back camping in Algonquin a few summers ago. Tonight, today, where I am-right now, all I wish is that I could be back in forest where my heart belongs. 🌲🌲🌲 this is where we’re meant to dwell deep in Muskoka forests among the trees as vital and connected as root to seed between the flapping wings of blackbirds watching me curiously hopping as I strange to them only sit and stare flying feeling life deep in the woods conformity unfathomed soul truth uniformed difference particular imperfection causes wild truth inflections to live untethered in a freefall beneath this sparkling whispering sky listening to the voice of trees in the untamed unseen unknown Canadian wilds rjk 🌹🍁🌹 #canadianwilderness  #canadian  #canada  #wild  #writersofig  #canadianwriter  #artilixirpoetry  #poetscorner  #canadianpoet  #algonquin  #Muskoka  #forest  #write  #nostalgia  #vagabondheart  #vagabond  #natureismychurch  #foresttemple  #treeoflife  #Ironrosewrites  #untwinemecanada  #poetryisnotdead  #wordsmith  #silverleafpoetry  #dtoslive  #herheartsreach  #untwineme  #untwinemelive  #wwqpack  #witchesofinstagram 
CANADIAN URBAN FICTION AUTHOR KAMILAH HAYWOOD 📚 We are proud to continue to represent this outstanding author, and excited about the journey ahead. The books of @KWoodz29 are the real deal, and are giving voices and faces and integrity to the under-represented characters and communities in #CanadianLiterature. Support her, endorse her, and recognize her...this author is the truth and we're happy to have her as a dynamic member of the #KyaPublishing team!!
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CANADIAN URBAN FICTION AUTHOR KAMILAH HAYWOOD 📚 We are proud to continue to represent this outstanding author, and excited about the journey ahead. The books of @KWoodz29 are the real deal, and are giving voices and faces and integrity to the under-represented characters and communities in #CanadianLiterature . Support her, endorse her, and recognize her...this author is the truth and we're happy to have her as a dynamic member of the #KyaPublishing  team!! . . #UrbanFiction  #UrbanWriter  #UrbanFictionAuthor  #UrbanBooks  #UrbanToronto  #UrbanVoices  #BlackAuthor  #BlackWriter  #CanadianWriter  #CanadianAuthor  #CanadianNovelist 
So here's the thing...
I'm utterly exhausted. 
I feel as though
My life is not lived
But instead
That I'm simply going through the motions
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Say wha?!?! I can’t believe that in 5 Days F*CK THE SCALE will be launched on @amazonpublishing as a @amazon.kindleebook ,💫DREAM come true!  The 📚hard copy will be available for purchase in January with all my amazing @kickstarter backers receiving their copy ❤️first. Stay tuned for my BOOK TOUR in your city, as I’ll be traveling 🇨🇦in the 🎉New Year. If you would like to see me in your city, ▶️COMMENT BELOW
Say wha?!?! I can’t believe that in 5 Days F*CK THE SCALE will be launched on @amazonpublishing as a @amazon.kindleebook ,💫DREAM come true! The 📚hard copy will be available for purchase in January with all my amazing @kickstarter backers receiving their copy ❤️first. Stay tuned for my BOOK TOUR in your city, as I’ll be traveling 🇨🇦in the 🎉New Year. If you would like to see me in your city, ▶️COMMENT BELOW
🍁 I finally get this. Sorry for taking so long, Dr. Seuss. .

My call to shed my own masks didn’t end when I left my corporate gig to go full fledged entrepreneur. Although, I thought it would! I thought I had ‘made it’. I thought all the masks fell off and I was standing there as my authentic self. Except I wasn’t. .

What was actually happening, was I was only just beginning to withstand the winds of standing in my truth. As myself. For myself.
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Stand tall. 
Be proud. 
Be seen. 
Take up space.
Make noise. 
Make waves. 
Rock the boat. 
Challenge everything. 
Disrupt the norm. 
Be confident. 
Shine your light. 
Because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
🍁 I finally get this. Sorry for taking so long, Dr. Seuss. . My call to shed my own masks didn’t end when I left my corporate gig to go full fledged entrepreneur. Although, I thought it would! I thought I had ‘made it’. I thought all the masks fell off and I was standing there as my authentic self. Except I wasn’t. . What was actually happening, was I was only just beginning to withstand the winds of standing in my truth. As myself. For myself. . Stand tall. Be proud. Be seen. Take up space. Make noise. Make waves. Rock the boat. Challenge everything. Disrupt the norm. Be confident. Shine your light. Because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Coming summer 2019
Written by Cody Vaters
Illustrated by Sonny Tararuta 
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The brambles on the plains today looked like the fur of a giant wolf—frosty, ragged, and wild. I knew I wanted to write about it tonight. #poemaday #poetryofinstagram #poetry #winter #wolf #winterpoetry #naturepoetry #canada #canadianwriter #winterishere #ilovewinter #explorealberta
Sometimes you gotta have your adjectives.
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Nicholas Metivier’s idea of a birthday bash is having Ian Brown interview John Hartman in front of Hartman’s portrait of Ian. Good call and happy birthday, everyone loved the talk and the cake!
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I just deleted my #goodreads  account and I feel good about it. Don't get my wrong the people at #goodreads are #awesome. I just don't think the site is geared towards writers who haven't made it.... #yet
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Being physically present for your loved ones can be draining.
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Parenting is exhausting. Again, in a good way. I’m just talking really, none of this is terrible.
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Parenting is a continuous act of giving yourself, giving your love, without the expectation of receiving it in return.
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You should hope to inspire love. You should model characteristics your child will (ideally) reflect.
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But you can’t give love with the expectation to receive.
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This is why those little moments, those hugs, the acts of genuine love are far superior than simply saying the words I love you.
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But i love those too.
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Read the full blog post, link in my bio.
Being physically present for your loved ones can be draining. • Parenting is exhausting. Again, in a good way. I’m just talking really, none of this is terrible. • Parenting is a continuous act of giving yourself, giving your love, without the expectation of receiving it in return. • You should hope to inspire love. You should model characteristics your child will (ideally) reflect. • But you can’t give love with the expectation to receive. • This is why those little moments, those hugs, the acts of genuine love are far superior than simply saying the words I love you. • But i love those too. ❤️ Read the full blog post, link in my bio.
Moments in time can never be reversed or erased.
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If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years, it’s that the energy you put out into the world always has a way of reverting back to you in some way, shape, or form. The impact isn’t always immediate—but when it hits, it hits hard. When I think about this for a second, I wonder how many of you actually believe it. Some may call it karma, but I like to think of it as the law of attraction.
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When a word is spoken or an action is taken towards you that affects your moral compass, you naturally feel hurt. You feel angry, upset, disappointed, and confused. You have a difficult time comprehending how a person can be so cruel. When you find yourself in a situation similar to the one I’ve just described, it’s easy to fall into the trap of questioning yourself and wondering if it’s worth holding onto the person you are. You become more prone to change—and not for the right reasons. The world gives you a taste of its coldness and you retaliate by allowing your circumstances to make you turn just as cold. You become driven by revenge sugar-coated in justice. As a result, you feed into the problem, rather than use your purity to melt the stoniest of hearts.
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No one is perfect and we all make mistakes. The important thing is that we are actually learning lessons from our errors.
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The next time something bad happens to you, move your focus away from the issue itself and more towards bettering yourself. Because when you fight fire with fire, you always risk being burned. Spread nothing but love wherever you go. Make that your responsibility. The rest is not yours to control.
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📸: Heather White-Ernteman
Moments in time can never be reversed or erased. . If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years, it’s that the energy you put out into the world always has a way of reverting back to you in some way, shape, or form. The impact isn’t always immediate—but when it hits, it hits hard. When I think about this for a second, I wonder how many of you actually believe it. Some may call it karma, but I like to think of it as the law of attraction. . When a word is spoken or an action is taken towards you that affects your moral compass, you naturally feel hurt. You feel angry, upset, disappointed, and confused. You have a difficult time comprehending how a person can be so cruel. When you find yourself in a situation similar to the one I’ve just described, it’s easy to fall into the trap of questioning yourself and wondering if it’s worth holding onto the person you are. You become more prone to change—and not for the right reasons. The world gives you a taste of its coldness and you retaliate by allowing your circumstances to make you turn just as cold. You become driven by revenge sugar-coated in justice. As a result, you feed into the problem, rather than use your purity to melt the stoniest of hearts. . No one is perfect and we all make mistakes. The important thing is that we are actually learning lessons from our errors. . The next time something bad happens to you, move your focus away from the issue itself and more towards bettering yourself. Because when you fight fire with fire, you always risk being burned. Spread nothing but love wherever you go. Make that your responsibility. The rest is not yours to control. . 📸: Heather White-Ernteman
Sometimes,
People act superior to you.
But just because someone’s experiences, joys, and frustrations are different then yours, does not mean yours are any less. 
Everybody has valid thoughts, feelings, lives. 
Those who act like yours are inferior; simply do not understand what it means to be you. It is independently your job, to live for you, and nobody else. And to never question, your authenticity. 
At the end of the day, 
We all entered the world the same way.
Sometimes, People act superior to you. But just because someone’s experiences, joys, and frustrations are different then yours, does not mean yours are any less. Everybody has valid thoughts, feelings, lives. Those who act like yours are inferior; simply do not understand what it means to be you. It is independently your job, to live for you, and nobody else. And to never question, your authenticity. At the end of the day, We all entered the world the same way.
Forever ♾
Forever ♾
🍁 Let that land, homegirl.
🍁 Let that land, homegirl.
Collecting some reference material for another #wip 🤔 
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At the Japanese 🇯🇵 Cultural Centre in #Rome tonight to watch the artistically magnificent 1961 film “Onna wa Nido Umareru“ / “A Woman Is Born Twice” by Yuzo Kawashima #film #director #classiccinema #cinema #classicfilm #japanese #japanesefilm #japaneseculture #filmmaker #producer #screenwriter #canadianwriter
I was 3 hours under my average screen time today.

@apple I feel attacked by this whole screen time monitoring system... I think it’s unfair that it counts text messaging as social media time.

Texting my friends and family is my therapy. How about we have some self-care monitoring, huh @apple??! After working at the library for a few hours I took the dog to the dog park. I’ve been worried about bringing him to a big, open space but he did great!

Now it’s time to flex my scroll finger and catch up on the ‘gram.👍🏾
I was 3 hours under my average screen time today. @apple I feel attacked by this whole screen time monitoring system... I think it’s unfair that it counts text messaging as social media time. Texting my friends and family is my therapy. How about we have some self-care monitoring, huh @apple??! After working at the library for a few hours I took the dog to the dog park. I’ve been worried about bringing him to a big, open space but he did great! Now it’s time to flex my scroll finger and catch up on the ‘gram.👍🏾
Eat like a Russian, party like a russian. All you ever wanted to know about #russian #cuisine in my book. Available in Amazon and in major book stores. #eatlikearusdian #partylikearussian #holidaygift #giftideas #nicelist #dearsanta #русскаякухня #russiancuisine #foodie #foodiesofinstagram #vegan #vegetarian #omnomnom #ethnic #holiday #canadianwriter #imadethis #kawaii
I think it’s safe to say we have winter. I wasn’t expecting a big snowfall like this for another month. 😳

Will it stay? ⛄️❄️ #canadianwinter
#winterwonderland
#wintercameearly 
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#writer
#ontariocanada 
#ontariowinter 
#snowisbetterwithfriends
Detachment from Delusion
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thanks for reading!! ✌💜
Detachment from Delusion . thanks for reading!! ✌💜
the path always travelled
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We had our first significant #snowfall of the season in #Toronto
It reminded me of how much snow creeps into my writing. This particular scene, any Canadian will tell you, is an experience we've all shared. We all have that one friend... #writersofinstagram #canadian #canadianwriter #canadianauthor #snowballfight #houseofgoths #rockstarromance
House of Goths 💀 📚 ♡
Not Your Average Fraternity House

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#NewAdult • #College • #RockstarRomance
Buy the House of Goths Duology for 3.99 each "I seriously could not put the book down. I was just so engaged in the characters. Don't be put off by the Goth thing, it's a refreshing change to millionaires in suits." ~ Goodreads Review.

College Newbie, Becky, shows up unannounced on goth rocker Kell’s front porch, suitcase in hand. Trouble is, not all housemates welcome her arrival. Will Kell listen to his heart and take her in, or will he give into peer pressure and turn her away? ✭ Caution: Highly Addictive Content ✭

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#Teasergraphic by @chloe_belle_arts 🎨
House of Goths 💀 📚 ♡ Not Your Average Fraternity House Link in Bio 📚 #NewAdult  • #College  • #RockstarRomance  Buy the House of Goths Duology for 3.99 each "I seriously could not put the book down. I was just so engaged in the characters. Don't be put off by the Goth thing, it's a refreshing change to millionaires in suits." ~ Goodreads Review. College Newbie, Becky, shows up unannounced on goth rocker Kell’s front porch, suitcase in hand. Trouble is, not all housemates welcome her arrival. Will Kell listen to his heart and take her in, or will he give into peer pressure and turn her away? ✭ Caution: Highly Addictive Content ✭ #moderngothicromance  #igreads  #readinglife  #contemporaryromance  #BarnesandNoble  #Kobo  #RomanceNovels  #iBooks  #Nook  #GoogePlay  #igbooks  #indieauthors  #bookstagram  #selfpublished  #indiebooks  #booklove  #steamyromance  #steamyreads  #instareads  #NewAdult  #torontorocks  #kingston_on  #universitylife  #canadianwriter  #queensuniversity  #fraternityhouse  #christmasromance  #Teasergraphic  by @chloe_belle_arts 🎨
Almost at 30k words and 65 hours ahead according to the #bastardwidget ! I got this! Such a good writing session today! Much progress. How is your #nanowrimo coming along?
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We sat in my apartment, it’s walls covered in textiles and art and keepsakes from my world travels. We sat like the grown-up high school kids that we are, still insulting each other in jest. It was then, just after I recounted the highlights of my recent failed romance in Ghana, that he paid me my favorite compliment to date. “Yamuna, you just have this unending faith in love.” Bam! There it was. So obvious and yet I hadn’t quite seen in that way before. 
Though truth be told, I have never stopped letting love be what I live for. It is the force that inspired my elementary school self to put chocolates in boys lockers; my obsessive teenage self to contemplate suicide to join the already dead Kurt Cobain, and the hopeless romantic adult self that I am to fall in love everywhere I go. 
I have always been a girl who walks the fine edge of rapture and heartache. 
I used to make myself wrong for it as if the pursuit of love made me weak or foolish or even less than. But at thirty-six, with my endless devotion to living life with an open heart, I’m the one that's got it all figured out.
No matter what situation I come to face, may I always walk with faith in love. 
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Photo by @ger13an | Indian Himalayas | 2009
We sat in my apartment, it’s walls covered in textiles and art and keepsakes from my world travels. We sat like the grown-up high school kids that we are, still insulting each other in jest. It was then, just after I recounted the highlights of my recent failed romance in Ghana, that he paid me my favorite compliment to date. “Yamuna, you just have this unending faith in love.” Bam! There it was. So obvious and yet I hadn’t quite seen in that way before. Though truth be told, I have never stopped letting love be what I live for. It is the force that inspired my elementary school self to put chocolates in boys lockers; my obsessive teenage self to contemplate suicide to join the already dead Kurt Cobain, and the hopeless romantic adult self that I am to fall in love everywhere I go. I have always been a girl who walks the fine edge of rapture and heartache. I used to make myself wrong for it as if the pursuit of love made me weak or foolish or even less than. But at thirty-six, with my endless devotion to living life with an open heart, I’m the one that's got it all figured out. No matter what situation I come to face, may I always walk with faith in love. Amen : Photo by @ger13an | Indian Himalayas | 2009
“I should have waited, I know. But it felt like the right moment, and I didn’t want to miss my chance. Perfect timing doesn’t happen twice.” - Edie Tuck, Kindred
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#betareadersneeded #writer #writersofinstagram #canadianwriter #wip #kindred #trilogy #meetravenlux #excerpt #novel #witchesanddemons #book1 #neworleans #nanowrimo2018 #crushinggoals
“I should have waited, I know. But it felt like the right moment, and I didn’t want to miss my chance. Perfect timing doesn’t happen twice.” - Edie Tuck, Kindred . Do you fall in love with your own characters the way I do? . How much of yourself do you put in them? . Do you find yourself writing, and being so emotionally involved that you bring tears to your own eyes, give yourself goosebumps, make yourself laugh out loud? . . . #betareadersneeded  #writer  #writersofinstagram  #canadianwriter  #wip  #kindred  #trilogy  #meetravenlux  #excerpt  #novel  #witchesanddemons  #book1  #neworleans  #nanowrimo2018  #crushinggoals 
This Christmas, don’t miss the first book launch and signing on 
December 20, 2018, 6-8pm., at St. Louis Bar & Grill, 202 Clair Rd. E., Unit 1, Guelph, ON, Canada, N2L 0G6.
Come out, grab your copy and have it signed by the author! And while you’re there enjoy a drink with other like-minded people!
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#abuse #book #bookwriter #metoo #metoomovement #enoughisenough #timeisup #timesup #guelph #guelphwriters #colorfulmontaha #colorlanding #colorful #booksigning #memoir #amreading #booklaunch #goodreads #greatreads #truestories #nomore #believesurvivors #strongwoman #canadianwriter #harassment #togetherwearestronger #survivors
This Christmas, don’t miss the first book launch and signing on December 20, 2018, 6-8pm., at St. Louis Bar & Grill, 202 Clair Rd. E., Unit 1, Guelph, ON, Canada, N2L 0G6. Come out, grab your copy and have it signed by the author! And while you’re there enjoy a drink with other like-minded people! . . . . . #abuse  #book  #bookwriter  #metoo  #metoomovement  #enoughisenough  #timeisup  #timesup  #guelph  #guelphwriters  #colorfulmontaha  #colorlanding  #colorful  #booksigning  #memoir  #amreading  #booklaunch  #goodreads  #greatreads  #truestories  #nomore  #believesurvivors  #strongwoman  #canadianwriter  #harassment  #togetherwearestronger  #survivors 
exam and essay season is starting really soon but at least my first semester of uni will over in a month or so 📚
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exam and essay season is starting really soon but at least my first semester of uni will over in a month or so 📚 ________________________________________ . . . follow @_dyingemberspoetry_ for more original pieces . . #poetsofinstagram  #poetryofinstagram  #poetrycommunity  #writersofinstagram  #writing  #poetry  #poemsoninstagram  #writersociety  #poemsociety  #writingcommunity  #quotes  #quotestagram  #heartfeltcreations  #heartfeltquotes  #canadianwriter  #worldofpoets  #poemsporn  #writerslife  #excerptsofstories  #storiesiwillneverwrite 
“Sometimes it’s not enough to believe in yourself. 
Ideally, it would be enough but, for me, it’s not. Having support is instrumental.

I’m lucky to not only meet someone who embodies the phrase Community over Competition, but to also have a spouse who is always in my corner.”
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Head on over to the blog and read what I wrote because it’s the nice thing to do.😂 #linkinbio
“Sometimes it’s not enough to believe in yourself. Ideally, it would be enough but, for me, it’s not. Having support is instrumental. I’m lucky to not only meet someone who embodies the phrase Community over Competition, but to also have a spouse who is always in my corner.” • Head on over to the blog and read what I wrote because it’s the nice thing to do.😂 #linkinbio 
Nile Seguin @nileseguin is a stand up comedian, actor and writer who has been to the Just For Laughs festival, San Francisco Sketchfest and the Halifax Comedy Festival. "Mind-blowingly funny...no stone left unturned. Put this guy on TV!" - Montreal Mirror.
See Nile perform THIS Saturday at @peacockpub #Toronto where he’ll share is first Tinder Tale. Ticket link in bio
Nile Seguin @nileseguin is a stand up comedian, actor and writer who has been to the Just For Laughs festival, San Francisco Sketchfest and the Halifax Comedy Festival. "Mind-blowingly funny...no stone left unturned. Put this guy on TV!" - Montreal Mirror. See Nile perform THIS Saturday at @peacockpub #Toronto  where he’ll share is first Tinder Tale. Ticket link in bio
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...for who you are. ♡ @j.saundersxo ♡ Order your copy today!
perhaps one day.. #hopeful
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thanks for reading! ✌🧡
perhaps one day.. #hopeful  . thanks for reading! ✌🧡
This place always forces me to slow my brain down. It's so calming and I have no idea why. The main road just a block away is noisy and packed with Tesla's and self-driving cars but the side streets are quiet and still. It's an odd feeling for someone who usually thrives in big city madness.
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This place always forces me to slow my brain down. It's so calming and I have no idea why. The main road just a block away is noisy and packed with Tesla's and self-driving cars but the side streets are quiet and still. It's an odd feeling for someone who usually thrives in big city madness. . . . . . #styleontheside  #visualwritingprompt  #visualjournal  #storytellingphotography  #storiesmatter  #storytellers  #storyoftheday  #writtenword  #storiesuntold  #storiesofmylife  #storiestotell  #writingislife  #writersconnection  #writersociety  #writethevision  #write_on  #writersblock  #writingprompts  #writinginspiration  #canadianwriter  #canadianblogger  #torontowriter  #liveforthestory  #letsguide  #writingchallenge 
In the spring Ben and I went to #parliamenthill in #Ottawa for a tour. I was researching for my book. I was particularly interested in what scriptures were on the wall in the memorial chamber. 
If I ascend up into heaven thou art there: if I lay down in hell, behold, thou art there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me and thy right hand shall hold me up. 
Psalm 139:8-10 
Also mounted is the poem #inflaundersfield By #johnmcrae. In a time of such enormous loss they also chose to post from Psalm 139. A reminder that no matter what God is always with us, always has His hand on us. They took comfort in this very thing. No matter how good or bad life is, God is always with us. •
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In the spring Ben and I went to #parliamenthill  in #Ottawa  for a tour. I was researching for my book. I was particularly interested in what scriptures were on the wall in the memorial chamber. If I ascend up into heaven thou art there: if I lay down in hell, behold, thou art there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me and thy right hand shall hold me up. Psalm 139:8-10 Also mounted is the poem #inflaundersfield  By #johnmcrae . In a time of such enormous loss they also chose to post from Psalm 139. A reminder that no matter what God is always with us, always has His hand on us. They took comfort in this very thing. No matter how good or bad life is, God is always with us. • • • • #scripture  #psalm139  #canadianwriter  #research  #amwriting  #memorialchamber  #histfic  #acfw  #acfwcommunity  #writersofinstagram 
👉🏻This is Sam. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam was working 80+ hours a week. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam didn’t listen to her body. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam thought she was immune to mental illness because she had recovered. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam is now fighting the fight. 👉🏻Don’t be like Sam.
👉🏻This is Sam. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam was working 80+ hours a week. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam didn’t listen to her body. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam thought she was immune to mental illness because she had recovered. 🤦🏻‍♀️Sam is now fighting the fight. 👉🏻Don’t be like Sam.
The oldest standing bridge in Rome, the Ponte Fabricio, built when Julius Caesar was 38 years old, in 62BC. It spans the eastern leg of the Tiber that flows around the island. And in the story of #VenusAnh ? This bridge is sacred! See Scene LV in the poem and watch for the upcoming #documentary #film. •
#bridge #oldbridge #ancientrome #rome #roman #anticaroma #historicalfiction #canadianwriter #romanhistory #director #poetrycommunity #storia #river #tiberriver #classicalstudies
The oldest standing bridge in Rome, the Ponte Fabricio, built when Julius Caesar was 38 years old, in 62BC. It spans the eastern leg of the Tiber that flows around the island. And in the story of #VenusAnh  ? This bridge is sacred! See Scene LV in the poem and watch for the upcoming #documentary  #film . • #bridge  #oldbridge  #ancientrome  #rome  #roman  #anticaroma  #historicalfiction  #canadianwriter  #romanhistory  #director  #poetrycommunity  #storia  #river  #tiberriver  #classicalstudies 
When I say that I am my own worst enemy, I'm only half joking.
When I say that I am my own worst enemy, I'm only half joking.
His face.
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We had a very early morning at the eye doctor. Despite the look on his face, he did great!
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I’ve been taking this kid to his ophthalmology appointments for #ptosis at the Stollery since he was a little baby. The staff are AMAZING. Also, I always get lost. Every. Single. Time.

In the beginning, there were a lot of tears at these appointments (from both of us). Now we have bribery and I’m forever grateful for Fruit by the Foot.😂 We’re coming up on five years and need to start making decisions regarding surgery to lift his eyelid.😩 Any of y’all have experience with #ptosis #ptosiscorrection #ptosissurgery ?

Any opinions? Lemme know!👇🏾
His face. 😂 We had a very early morning at the eye doctor. Despite the look on his face, he did great! ⠀⠀ I’ve been taking this kid to his ophthalmology appointments for #ptosis  at the Stollery since he was a little baby. The staff are AMAZING. Also, I always get lost. Every. Single. Time. In the beginning, there were a lot of tears at these appointments (from both of us). Now we have bribery and I’m forever grateful for Fruit by the Foot.😂 We’re coming up on five years and need to start making decisions regarding surgery to lift his eyelid.😩 Any of y’all have experience with #ptosis  #ptosiscorrection  #ptosissurgery  ? Any opinions? Lemme know!👇🏾
Getting judged—it happens to each and every one of us. If there’s one thing you should always remember, it’s to never allow the opinions of others to become a reality in your own mind. You know yourself more than others know you. And as long as you have love inside for the person you’ve become, their thoughts and words carry absolutely no meaning. 🍂
Getting judged—it happens to each and every one of us. If there’s one thing you should always remember, it’s to never allow the opinions of others to become a reality in your own mind. You know yourself more than others know you. And as long as you have love inside for the person you’ve become, their thoughts and words carry absolutely no meaning. 🍂
the universe spent eons creating you • all your atoms • all your cells • every • little • detail • every single strand of your DNA • to create your eyes • paint your lips • sculpt your nose • and you’re telling me • you want to take all that cosmic energy • and change it • just to look like something else? • -me to me, sometimes.
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#poem #poetry #writersofinstagram #wordporn #qotd #quoteoftheday #writersofig #canadianwriter #stories #womanempowerement #love #beautiful #confidence #selflove #canadian #poems #igwriters #thoughts #wordsofwisdom #beauty #writing #poetrybook #poet #writingcommunity
the universe spent eons creating you • all your atoms • all your cells • every • little • detail • every single strand of your DNA • to create your eyes • paint your lips • sculpt your nose • and you’re telling me • you want to take all that cosmic energy • and change it • just to look like something else? • -me to me, sometimes. . . . #poem  #poetry  #writersofinstagram  #wordporn  #qotd  #quoteoftheday  #writersofig  #canadianwriter  #stories  #womanempowerement  #love  #beautiful  #confidence  #selflove  #canadian  #poems  #igwriters  #thoughts  #wordsofwisdom  #beauty  #writing  #poetrybook  #poet  #writingcommunity