Author Archives: Linda O'Connor

A light spring salad!

Spring is definitely in the air in my neck of the woods. The temperatures are rising, the snow has melted, Robins are back, and when I go for a walk, I can hear the birds singing in the trees. What … Continue reading

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Searching for a Perfectly Reasonable Job

Sometimes a job isn’t quite what you expect. One summer, I worked for a hydroponics expert. I had visions of spending my days with beautiful flowers, learning the intricacies of horticulture, nurturing a love of growing plants. Nope. I washed … Continue reading

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Horoscope and Zodiac Fun in Perfectly Honest

Do you read your horoscope? They’re fun to follow – especially when they predict good things happening! That’s the allure of horoscopes – they’re usually broad enough that you can find at least an inkling of personal relevance. In Perfectly … Continue reading

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A little fun with Christmas Crackers!

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is setting the table with Christmas crackers. Before we start to eat, we pull open the crackers with a bang, put on the paper crowns, and go around the table reading the fun fact … Continue reading

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Writing Medical Romance

I write medical romance. A tip for others who want to write about doctors: they cannot/would not date their patients – unless they want to lose their licence to practice medicine. I know that readers are sometimes asked to suspend … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Honest Coincidence

One of the cardinal rules of writing is that things can’t happen by coincidence. If your character uses a magical key to unlock a critical clue to the mystery, then the key must appear well before the magical moment – … Continue reading

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The Awkward (Rewarding) Curbside Grab

One of the projects I tackled this summer was to revitalize an old dresser. The top had water damage and the paint was peeling. The gold curly-cew decorative carved out detail was a little fussy and old-fashioned for my taste. … Continue reading

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Sing, Dance, and Laugh!

I’ve watched some outstanding and hilarious videos, and I thought I’d share three of my favorites. I hope they brighten your day! Michael McIntyre is a comedian and has made clips of his routines. This one of him at a … Continue reading

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A Refreshing Recipe

I thought I’d share one of my favorite salad recipes. It’s nutritious and gluten-free – and the addition of sliced oranges brighten the flavor of the spinach. If you like your dressing a bit spicy, you can add a splash … Continue reading

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Celebrate and Stay Active!

Happy Easter! This year’s celebration probably looks very different in light of the pandemic as we all respect the quarantine measures to try to keep everyone safe. I wanted to thank you for staying home and give you a gentle … Continue reading

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