Category Archives: Writers

Pitch the Publisher – Word on the Street

The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association invites you to bring your book idea or simply your curiosity to Pitch the Publisher at this year’s Word On The Street Festival on the Halifax Waterfront. Continue reading

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When Do Dreams Die ? A Story of Leo the Late Bloomer

Leo the Late Bloomer is a story to encourage pre-schoolers. Here, Cat’s Eye Writer uses it to springboard into a mature student’s story (her daughter) and encourage late bloomers to never let their dreams die. Continue reading

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Late Blooming, Serious | Writers’ Dojo

“More and more, I suspect blooming only happens when we stop talking about whether it’s early or late. When we stop comparing our idiosyncratic creative trajectories tit for tat. When we simply sit down and do the work, our work. … Continue reading

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Offbeat Lessons From Three Late-Blooming Writers

Offbeat Lessons From Three Late-Blooming Writers Debra Eve, a finalist in the “Write it Sideways” (from a fresh perspective) contest, brings us the whimsical stories of three offbeat writers who bloomed later in life and reminds us to ‘follow our … Continue reading

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Harriet Doer – National Book Award at 73

Late Bloomer With “A Flawless Lens” The ultimate late bloomer, Harriet Doer finished her degree at Stanford at 67 and won a national book award at 73 (Stones for Ibarra). A heart warming story of a woman with “an almost … Continue reading

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Top Ten Late Bloomers of All Time

Not all writers, but venerable, nonetheless. Here you’ll find Harlan Sanders, who founded his Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at 65 and went on to become a multimillionaire, Grandma Moses, who first picked up a paint brush at 75 and the … Continue reading

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West Coast Poet & Author Says “It’s Never Too Late”

“My advice to ‘Late Bloomers’ is to realize that time is passing and that if you are ever going to write, there is a certain urgency that you do. Also discard all non-supportive friends and family members – that doesn’t … Continue reading

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