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Courting Controversy in comic form!

May 14, 2011

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Noise to Signal Cartoon Intrepid social media cartooniste extraordinaire Rob Cottingham (seriously, that toothpaste guy isn’t in it) attended the Courting Controversy: Dancing with the Devil panel at the Northern Voice blogging conference, and what you see above is the result. Pretty spiffy note-taking if you axe me. The panel was moderated by Rebecca Coleman […]

Blogging for Writers Online Workshop starts May 18

April 29, 2011

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Yes, we’re starting a new round of workshops mid-May online via Skype. As long as you’ve got a broadband connection and a headset with a mic, you can sign up for this, my favorite workshop to teach. Blogging and Social Media for Writers is taught on Skype, starting 7pm-8:30pm Wednesday, May 18, lasts ten weeks, […]

Comments and Community Management: A raincoastermedia Workshop at WordCamp Victoria

April 7, 2010

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Image by Kjirstin via Flickr Yes, I’m teaching at WordCamp Victoria again, May 15th. I love Victoria, and it’s an easy day trip from Vancouver; moreso for us carless ones now that the Canada Line connects with the bus out to the ferry terminal. I’m really looking forward to this and to spending another day […]

WordCamp Victoria this Saturday

November 11, 2009

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I keep telling myself it’s “WordPress,” but I’m just lazy enough that I keep typing “WordPress” instead with a small P, much though I know it pierces Matt to the very heart and makes the Babby Jeebus cry. But now this post has been posted I see they’ve got an autocorrect so that you can’t […]

Blogging for Writers: Surrey Writers’ School

November 9, 2009

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I’ll be teaching this at the brand-spanking new Surrey Writers’ School this coming Spring. I’ve got several versions of this course, including a ten-week online one where we work through the exercises one by one together. This is an abbreviated version, focusing on the most efficient, results-oriented facets of blogging. Here’s the precis: Blogging for […]

Blogging as Writer’s Practice November 7th

November 5, 2009

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This is happening at Okanagan College in Penticton this Saturday. And may God help me get up that early, especially if I end up taking the midnight bus. Blogging: A Writer’s Practice Break out of your writer’s rut with the exercises you’ll learn in this short course. Finding a tool that will both motivate and […]

WordCamp Fraser Valley 2009: Creativity and WordPress

September 8, 2009

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As part of the second annual WordCamp Fraser Valley, Gary Jones of Bluefur (Organizer Extraordinaire) asked me to give a presentation on the topic of WordPress and Creativity. I was plenty chuffed, since there’s nothing I love so much as the dynamite combo of the sound of my own voice and a captive audience, and […]