Author Archives: Rhonda Douglas

How to Start a Writing Group You’ll Love and Get the Feedback You Need

For most of the past decade, I’ve been in one writing group or another. Mostly for fiction, although I’ve also shared work with poetry friends in smaller numbers (less group, more #girlgang). Deadlines and feedback have been critical to my growth as a writer and one sure way to get this is through sharing your… Read more…

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Writing Mentor, How to Find One and What (Not) To Expect

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Nothing has made more difference to my writing life than working with mentors — writers with more experience than I had at the time who could encourage me to push myself and my writing further than I know I’d have been able to do working on my own. I can’t say enough about how that… Read more…

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Immense Gratitude for Writers Writing Good Books Right Now

The world feels upended these days. Is it just since this past November and a certain election, or has it been building for some time? Today as I write this, it’s continuing to rain in the Ottawa area and people living near the Ottawa River are sandbagging their homes against flooding. As a poet, finding… Read more…

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Looking for something good to read?

I have read this blog and the blogger (Anne Logan) has read WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS. She has some lovely things to say about my stories, but also about short stories in general. Book Review: Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas

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Gobsmacked by Good Reads

Good Reads is a great site — I use it for finding out about books that others have read but I haven’t yet discovered. And then today I realized that’s how other people use it too. Feeling very grateful for the folks who read the book and took the time to post these generous reviews online…. Read more…

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