Author Archives: Linda O'Toole

About Linda O'Toole

Women's Fiction Author

Celebration Days

Over the past few days both Canada and the United States have had celebrations. Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1st. There was major fanfare in cities, towns, and villages all across our vast land. Lots of … Continue reading

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Happiness is… When all things come together.

What an amazing day I had yesterday. The sun was up and shining brightly with nary a cloud in the sky and the temperature was a balmy 16 degrees on my back deck before 7am. It was shaping up to … Continue reading

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First Day Of Summer

Tomorrow, June 21st is the first day of summer where I live. The day with the most hours of light all year. Both good and not so good realizations occurred to me as I wrote the date. The good: Summer, … Continue reading

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More Inspiration and Motivation

Inspiration and Motivation are funny things. Sometimes we have all kinds and sometimes we seem to be running on empty. Sometimes both can come from unexpected things. As I said in the blog last week, I was running on empty … Continue reading

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Where does inspiration come from?

Inspiration for stories can come from almost anywhere. Sometimes, even when you don’t think the subject matter in question is for your stories. This past weekend I attended the year-end workshop of our local Romance Writers group. It was amazing. … Continue reading

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The end of May

The last full week of May is upon us. Where has the first 5 months of the year gone? I’ve been in a writing slump and have not managed to finish anything worthwhile to send to an editor, let alone … Continue reading

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Change or Rest?

“They” say a change is as good as a rest, so I took a much-needed break from writing to fill up my creative soul. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on different types of crafts. My grandchildren … Continue reading

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