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Read and share your own stories about Canadian digital content, its importance and impact.

Read and share your own stories about Canadian digital content, its importance and impact.

 

What do you love best about Canadian culture & creativity?

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  • Canadian voices

    by LHank, over 2 years ago

    I am a writer, author, podcaster and storyteller. Working mostly in the digital space, I feel it's important that my voice is heard. Not because I'm someone special, but because I'm a Canadian voice in the wider world of digital media, and that landscape needs to hear from people from this country. We need to be represented so that we are recognized and heard from. The creativity and innovation that comes from Canada should not be quiet: we should be at the forefront of culture and technology, as the talent here is top notch.

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  • Sharing Canadian Experiences With The World

    by craigdritchie, over 2 years ago

    I grew up in a house where magazines and newspapers covered pretty much every horizontal surface. You couldn't put your drink down anywhere without having to move some dog-eared magazine or misfolded paper out of the way first. My father was a great story teller, so between his adventures and the stacks of magazines everywhere, I was doomed to be a writer from the start.

    I sold my first magazine article when I was 14. As a high school student, I was a semi-regular contributor for two different Canadian publications. By the time I finished school, I was hopelessly committed... Continue reading

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  • Author by birth

    by Eileen Schuh, over 2 years ago

    I am an author by birth, not by choice, having realized my calling was to write around the same time as I learned to read--at age 3.

    I'm both a Psychiatric Nurse and Journalist by training. Down through the decades I also became a wife, mother, office worker, editor, and businesswoman by experience. Through volunteerism, I became a second set of eyes and ears for the RCMP, a curler, a secretary-treasurer, and more.

    When the busy-ness of all that ebbed, I became a novelist. I now have eight books to my credit, with more in the wings.

    My local library... Continue reading

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  • Overcoming Obstacles.

    by David Cjharles Simmonds, over 2 years ago

    ‘MY STORY’

    My story begins by asking: Is there any difference between myself and so many working artists striving against often challenging odds to have their voices heard?

    The answer? Not really. Can I make a stronger claim because I am in my seventies and most emerging artists are younger? I don’t think so. I believe all working artists share common problems at various stages although maybe at different times in their development.

    Can I make a claim that because I live on Vancouver Island and geographically there are less resources available here? That doesn’t... Continue reading

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  • My Writing Life

    by ghost2200!, over 2 years ago

    All I've ever aspired to be is a writer, more specifically an author of books. It's hard for me to remember when that wasn't a goal for me. Happily, my dream has come true and I've been fortunate enough to have more than thirty books published.

    People say that the writing life is a solitary life and perhaps that's partially true but in my case I've met and made friends with dozens of people involved in the Canadian publishing industry. Had I chosen another career it's unlikely I'd ever have met any of those fascinating people and my life would... Continue reading

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  • Publish or Perish Your Own....Cookbooks (when traditional publishing forgets your name)

    by Marcy Goldman, over 2 years ago

    The Best Time NOT to Self Publish is…..(never)

    There are so many op eds these days on whether or when or if to self-publish but more so, features that still promote the notion of the implied inferiority of self-published works just by virtue of fact they are self-published. There’s the sentiment that even if the self-publishing author has the budget, foresight and professionalism to engage all manner of expert editors, proof readers, formatters, designers and thoroughly research the distributing and promotion of his/her work, the resultant book will be very bad. Worse, it will be amateur in content and looks.... Continue reading

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  • Canadians making a name in Natural Health Education

    by Lorene Benoit, MHH, over 2 years ago

    I feel many Canadians have a relatively educated approach to health issues that are plaguing society now. Diseases that can be controlled or mediated by lifestyle are on the increase and we need clear guidelines to know how to address these. Ones that go far beyond what Canada Food Guide can offer.

    Most natural health experts and authors are American and I have felt for years that we needed an educated perspective from a Canadian expert. Which is why I set out to write my book in 2010, "The Paw Paw Program - A "Christopher Columbus" Approach to Cancer:... Continue reading

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  • Why I write...

    by lezlie lowe, over 2 years ago

    My work in Canada's cultural industry takes shape as creative nonfiction and journalism, but its value is in sharing stories and bolstering our understanding of our world and ourselves.

    I knew I was a storyteller before I knew how important that role is in our communities and for our democracy. I wrote books as a kid and stapled them together at my mom's work. I mailed missives to friends in other cities — not letters, reports, stories, illustrations, accounts. I was carving a path, then, I didn't even understand.

    As the legacy media Canadians have counted on for generations change,... Continue reading

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  • Future Generations of Canadian Storytellers

    by Lisa Dalrymple, over 2 years ago

    I’m an author. I tell students that I’ve been an author since I was 8 years old as, even then, I was always writing. In Grade 7, I was fortunate to attend Whitby Senior Public School in Ontario (which was soon to become Leslie McFarlane PS) where we had a librarian who regularly brought in Canadian authors to work with students to help develop our writing craft. Through these visits, I was inspired to think that I could one day write books that would be published. With much perseverance, a little luck, and the passage of time (over 30 years!),... Continue reading

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  • Oh Canada You are not my native land, but Oh Canada you are my considered Home Land.

    by Peggy Godfrey, over 2 years ago

    There is little more for me to say, only my body to age.There was exciting time that I enjoyed along the wayWhile there are days that perhaps the opportunity may come my wayto train as a helicopter pilot would be great.I would like to control that magnificent, noisy machine, flyingup high then descending to help those who desperately need a rideAssisting, helping taking them far awayfrom where battles and despots’ use people as prey.Bringing them to safety, so they in turn can learn to computeand write things that memories complete their time in lifeFor in the past I loved my... Continue reading

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