• On Writing

    The Pictures Are All I Can Feel

    Various tones of streaky grey and white are brushstrokes across the sky today.  The trees, now in shades of crimson, rust and gold, look even more vibrant set against this monochromatic backdrop. The power is out today, so my only soundtrack comes from the traffic outside and the stack of CDs I've lined up for…

  • On Writing

    Flinging the Door Open

    I bought "First Draft in 30 Days" to help me with getting organized to write my book.  At first, I was totally gung-ho about it. I literally hit the ground running that first night by typing out all the first week's worth of worksheets and printing them out so I could start organizing my thoughts….

  • On Life

    Breaths & Gusts

    The change in seasons is almost palpable these days.  At night, there is already a hint of autumn when the breeze comes in through the open windows in breaths and gusts. There's something about fall that makes me want to crawl under a blanket with a fresh mug of coffee and my journal.   The…

  • On Writing

    Serendipity

    Just a few days ago I was thinking that I wanted to branch out in my paper journal, and today, in my new copy of The Writer, there was an article on how to use your journal to develop your writing, experiment with new writing techniques, and explore your creativity.  Serendipity, indeed!

  • On Life, On Writing

    Shade of Black

    Sometimes being an insomniac isn't so bad.  Like on those nights when I stay up late listening to dub beautiful collective and writing. But then there are those other nights where I stay up watching reruns, eating junk, surfing the net and just basically being completely unproductive and ruining my sleeping schedule.  Tonight (this morning)…

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Toronto-native Mary Rajotte is a self-professed bibliophile and wordsmith who pens dark, atmospheric fiction & creepy tales that explore myth, dream and nightmare.

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