642 Things the Third

Welcome to the third instalment of the 642 things series. Find the first two prompts here and here. Let’s get right to it, shall we? This week’s prompt reads as follows: You are a customer lying face down on the floor during a bank robbery. Describe the robbery from this vantage point.  T he floor […]

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How to Create Quality Characters


I don’t know about you guys, but I have a hard time creating well-rounded, interesting characters (like the incredible TV ones I have featured here). As a fiction writer, this is … well, a bit of a problem. It is one of the aspects of my craft that I continually struggle with and constantly try […]

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642 Things Numero Deux


Hello and welcome to the second instalment of 642 Things to Write About! (Find the first go around here) For those of you who missed our maiden voyage, I received a great book for Christmas from my friend Bri entitled – you guessed it – 642 Things to Write About. I decided to use it […]

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642 Things: The Inaugural Prompt

For Christmas, my good friend Bri bought me a great book called 642 Things to Write About. It is exactly what it sounds like: 642 random things to write about. I love this type of thing. There are few things that get the creative juices flowing better than a prompt that has nothing to do with anything […]

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Camera Lucida – A Short Story, and an example of finding alternative creative outlets


I’m a photographer. Jessica is a writer. These are what we identify as. However, in limiting the scope of your artistry to the confines of a specific medium it can the focus to drift away from the actual content and more on the process (pigeonholing our whole imagination). Sometimes you have an idea, an inspiration, […]

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A Love Letter to Cork

When I visited Montréal six years ago, I was immediately struck by a feeling of belonging. I set foot in that city and felt like it embraced me. It was the first city I ever fell in love with. Cork is the second. Cork is beautiful, bursting with colorful buildings and friendly people, my two […]

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Become a Wealthy Photographer in Two Simple Steps.


People often go into a business for the wrong reasons. Maybe they come into a large sum of money they can invest, and they’ve always wanted to get out of their 9-5 job with a boss. So start a business. Whatever, doesn’t matter as long as they are free to be their own boss, right? […]

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Climbing the Cliffs of Moher

Last week, I checked off the first of my must-sees in Ireland: the Cliffs of Moher. I had seen many epic pictures of these incredible cliffs, and knew I had to see them for myself. So the first day tour that I booked, I chose the Cliffs of Moher one with Paddywagon Tours. It is […]

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Visual Puns – a new photo series and the importance of long-term personal projects

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Last saturday was a big night for me. My photo class presented our Thesis projects to a full-house at the NAIT Shaw Theatre (Thesis being a semester long personal project where we selected our own theme and produced at least 15 images corresponding to it). My final presentation can be found below, and the high […]

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One Week to Go

It’s just over one week until my departure for Ireland. There are so many emotions roiling inside of me right now, I couldn’t name them all if you asked me to. In general, though, I alternate between nearly peeing my pants with excitement and wanting to puke with nervousness. I keep thinking, “I have no […]

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