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Lindsey Rivait is a freelance writer and editor from Windsor, ON with over a decade of experience in the writing, editing, and publishing fields. She specializes in arts and business writing, grant writing, newsletters and mailing lists, press releases, press kits, and more. When she isn't busy with all that, she's plugging away at her first novel.

Her work has appeared in Windsor Business, The Lance, Our Homes Windsor & Essex County, Word on Windsor, In Business, The LaSalle Post, WAMM, Nails HQ Magazine, Zap Fort Myer’s Source Magazine, ROOM Magazine, The Executive Magazine, Generation Magazine, Windsor Salt, Quills, The Antigonish Review, and in poetry anthologies from The Canadian Authors Association Niagara Branch, Polar Express Publishing, Cranberry Tree Press, and Black Moss Press. Her work for the Lance has been reprinted in dozens of newspapers across Canada as well as included in the Gale/Cengage Learning Database "INFOTRAC" in Dallas, TX.

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Archive for August, 2007

Setting a work schedule

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

This has been my ultimate downfall in writing—setting up some kind of schedule. Here is my ideal schedule versus what I actually do: 9am: Wake up, eat breakfast and check my email. 10am: Do some research on what I’m writing (articles and the book) Noon: Lunch, relax. 12:30: Write (articles and work on the book) […]

How do you write?

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Like my post, “How do you feel?” the letter I received inspires this one from an out-of-town friend. For more details, scroll down and read the “How do you feel?” post first. My friend writes: “As a writer, Lindsey, do you have trouble writing for long periods? Do you stay with your train of thought […]

When contracts go bad

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Last summer, I did some contract work for a book my boss was ghostwriting. I transcribed hours of interviews of a family talking about their life story. I’m not allowed to give out any details of course, but I will say that they had very thick Italian accents that took a little time to get […]

Setting deadlines

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

I had been exchanging quick messages online with my friend, Maria, who invited me into the writing group she belongs to. We were talking about how we haven’t written anything lately. I have written articles for the newspaper (four features and one arts article this summer), a few poems (one that’s good, another one that’s […]

How do you feel?

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

I got a letter in the mail this week from a friend who recently moved to BC. We don’t really know each other well at all; I met her a couple times while I was covering local art shows for the Lance this past year. In her letter, she asks me about writing. While I’m […]

You gotta know when to hold ‘em…

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Most writers need a part-time or fulltime job to help pay the bills because let’s face it, writing doesn’t always pay the big bucks especially not when you’re just starting out. I recently quit my weekend job, which may or may not have been a good idea. I was excited to do it at first, […]