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  • Writer’s Conference: WordBridge

    By Steffanie Costigan April 17, 2024 Once in a blue moon, the writers and authors emerge from their writing sanctuaries to come together for writing conferences. One of the fun things to do as an author is to meet up with a large community of authors to learn together more strategies and skills for writing.…

  • Expanding Your Books Roots into Other Communities

    By Steffanie Costigan April 10, 2024 Being a journalist, I often start things off with a quote, so here I go. “The secret of making progress is to get started.” ~ Mark Twain This weekend I took my family’s visit to Calgary as an opportunity to deliver some books to local Chapters and Indigo Spirit…

  • Land of the Dragon Free eBook Giveaway

    By Steffanie Costigan April 3, 2024 Today I wanted to start my blog off a little different than I normally do. I wanted to talk about this month from April 1st to the 29th the Land of the Dragon free eBook giveaway and a one-on-one talk with me as the author. In order to enter the draw…

  • Something Old, Something New: Something Worth Looking Into

    By Steffanie Costigan March 27, 2024 What goes into writing? An idea, a thought, a dream, or even history. It’s the things we are surrounded with that we can easily overlook or even take for granted. For example, an old safe… When I originally moved into my house with my young family an old safe…

  • Shine Bright Not Holding Back

    By Steffanie Costigan  March 13, 2024 Entering book contests is not just about getting recognized it is a healthy way for authors and writers to measure their skills and improve. In order to shine as bright as you can you first need to find out the level you are at.  That is why I worked…

  • Growing Your Roots Before Growing Your Tree

    By Steffanie Costigan March 2, 2024 It’s always been my dream to publish Land of the Dragon ever since I was 12 years old. I will admit when I dream, I really dream big however I am quite realistic at the same time even referred to at times as a pessimist.  I knew I wanted…

  • Blossoming Your Character’s Development: Advancing Tips.

    By Steffanie Costigan Feb. 28, 2024 Whether or not you are reading or watching a movie. A character’s personality, choices, actions, and development can make or break a story especially when it comes to a series. Just as plot holes can be irritating to a reader so can holes in the character development.  There are…

  • Turning Weakness into Strength: How Dyslexia Didn’t Interfere with Passion.

    By Steffanie Costigan Feb. 27, 2024 Growing up I have always struggled with severe dyslexia; academically it has always been such a hindrance to my education and self-esteem. Despite this learning disability I felt trapped by, it didn’t hinder my imagination and curiosity. As a child, I took a very different perspective on the world…

  • First-time author the Bitter & the Sweet

    By Steffanie Costigan Feb. 26, 2024 First blog on my new awesome website was created by Wallaby Designs. Being a first-time author is bittersweet; bitter because you’re in a new community, a sea full of experienced authors all shouting for attention for their books to get awareness. Constantly competing for your book just to be…