Author Archives: Finola

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.

Books of 2014

Here is what I think is a mostly complete list of books that I read in 2014. I used Goodreads to help me compile this list, but noticed some quirks; Goodreads wasn’t pulling up all the books that I had … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts

Writing prompts motivate me to write scenes that I might not have ever thought of writing. I keep a collection of them in a file on my computer, holding on to them so that I can use them one day … Continue reading

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Fall Updates

Oh, my poor neglected blog that I am updating mostly so that the first thing you see when you come to this page won’t be my driver’s licence picture. Honestly, what was I thinking? Some updates. I have had to … Continue reading

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Which Mug is Which?

People don’t willingly share their driver’s licence photos on social media, right? Right. I’m clearly not like most people. Well I just got a new licence, with a new photo, and it looks EXACTLY like my old one. I mean, … Continue reading

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Back to Back 

I bumped into a friend at the school’s big fundraiser a little while ago. This friend was a very supportive voice to me when I was looking for a way to explore my writing, and she was an important motivator for … Continue reading

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Writing

I’ve been working on a set of linked short stories on and off for the last three years and now I’m trying to figure out what to do with them. There are four of them, for a grand total of … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love a good coincidence?

In early February our family was lucky enough to spend a week in Florida being retiree-wannabees at my Dad’s snowbird home. I was flipping through Facebook while I was there and saw my friend Tash had posted this picture: Well … Continue reading

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