The Word Grower

Category: Reflection


The pipes are bursting…

For the record – minus 30C is too cold, even for my standards. You know it’s bad when you need to wear three pairs of socks to bed, the dog’s tongue is stuck to his food dish, and the highlight of…

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Dormancy is an illusion

The wind is howling outside; the air is so crisp it bites me as I make the daily trek out to the barn. I gasp for breath, fighting the assault that comes with the frigid air. I’m bundled up with…

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Tearing out the weeds

I admit it’s been arduous at times, but elevating the craft of writing is an endeavour that doesn’t yield an immediate result. Producing a commodity that resonates with an intended audience requires an open mind, an aspiration for a higher…

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Fertilizing the garden

The fruits of my labour are beginning to blossom. I’ve been working diligently to produce portfolios that offer a stimulating and honest reflection of who I am as writer, and what compels me. I’m pleased with what I’ve accomplished so far but I think I…

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Cultivating design and structure

To say that I have learned much this week about the formatting, design, layout and presentation tactics for both academic and marketing portfolios would be an understatement. I believe the  amount of information related to Web 2.0 technologies is indeed “vast”. This week, not…

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Planting the seeds for a robust portfolio

This has been a productive first week. I’ve been able to organize my digital archives to include all the work I’ve produced in the program to date. When I first began studying for my Masters in professional writing, I set…

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