Gail Whitiker

A NEW YEAR AND A MILESTONE!

Happy New Year! Before I start into my review, I wanted to mention a special event that took place in the lives of the Pen Warriors this month. As some of you may know, we came together as a group in 2001 and we’ve been meeting on a quarterly basis ever since. What you may not know is that this… Read more →

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

  Last weekend the Pen Warriors met at the Red Door for our weekend quarterly retreat. Amazingly, this is our 44th Red Door retreat! Amazing that we’ve had the special treasure of two days of discussing all things every 3 months for over eleven years! After an evening meal of Laura’s amazing beef bourguignon we planned the weekend, caught up on our… Read more →

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

February 14th is only a few days away and we all know what that means. Sales at jewellery stores, florists, candy counters and lingerie boutiques will skyrocket, restaurants will be filled to overflowing with lovers gazing into each other’s eyes, and romantic cards will fly off the shelves as we celebrate the people we love and show them just how… Read more →

A New Year, A Fresh Start

A New Year, A Fresh Start

I always enjoy the early weeks of the New Year. The frenetic days of Christmas are behind us; the mad whirl of shopping, planning, wrapping and entertaining done for another year. The overindulgence at holiday brunches, cocktail parties and dessert buffets has given way to healthier eating and the enthusiasm with which we wrote out our list of resolutions hasn’t begun to… Read more →

Best writing gifts ever - hold the $$$ and dish those stories!

Best writing gifts ever – hold the $$$ and dish those stories!

In this last post before Christmas, 2012, the PenWarriors would like to reflect on the some of the best writing gifts we’ve ever received. Gail Whitiker: Believe it or not, my first laptop. I’d been doing all of my writing on a desktop computer but when my parents moved to the West Coast, I started flying out a few times… Read more →

   Advice That Resonates

Advice That Resonates

It’s back to school time, a time that conjures thoughts of new beginnings and, with any luck, renewed vigor for our writing. To celebrate fresh starts, we thought we’d share with you some of the best writing advice we’ve ever received.   Gail Whitiker: ‘Set the book aside and let it rest for as long as you can.’ I can’t… Read more →