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Those who think they can and those who think they can't.
And both are right."
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A note from me
I'm currently coming back after a year spent dealing with breast cancer. Before that, I was busy writing books as well as editing 5 Hot Apple Cider Books. Details here. All that to say I haven't been keeping this site up for several years. However, I still feel there are useful posts on it, and I'm slowly updating it.
N. J. Lindquist
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I’ve been writing since I was tiny. And over the years, I’ve probably made every mistake possible. Okay, maybe not every mistake. But a whole lot of them! Plus I have a medal in English, and I taught English in a high school. So I know a little bit about good writing and grammar and (Continue Reading)
Honestly, if all we had to write with were notepads and typewriters, I’d be the most frustrated writer alive. I love technology and all the things it helps me do! So here are the 10 tools I’d have great difficulty living without. 1. Multiple computer screens I’ve only had two screens for a couple of (Continue Reading)
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Where to Find IDeas
While working on my LoveChild memoir, I found the family photos my mother had kept invaluable.
Assuming the reader knows who you are is one of the most common mistakes I see both in personal stories and fiction. When using the first person point of view, many writers just start telling the story, assuming that the reader knows who “I” is. I mean, the writer knows who “I” is, so why
About This Website
Hi, I'm N. J. Lindquist.
I'm the award-winning author of various kinds of books, short stories, personal experience stories, newspaper columns, blogs, and more.
I'm also the editor and co-publisher of the Hot Apple Cider Books.
Since 1992, I've been teaching workshops for writers across Canada and occasionally in the US. I created this website so I could pass along some of my thoughts on writing.
You can check out my own writing at https://njlindquist.com
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Fast-paced, very organized. Provided helpful tips.
Informative and understood.
Not long enough, very good.
Very warm and helpful.
Well-organized, very helpful, excellent practical help!
The most helpful part of the conference.
Well-organized and prepared.
Fantastic! This workshop could easily have been a continuing class, very helpful material, encouraging, inspirational!
She was quite thorough and gave out very good hand-outs. I appreciated her input from her own experiences and organizational techniques.
Her straightforward way of presenting ideas and tips gained from her experience was the best!
You are a great writer and teacher!
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