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Mother. Nurse. Teacher. Crafter. Photographer. And now, writer…

Nurse. Teacher. Crafter. Photographer. Canadian; I am a woman who wears many hats but what defines me the most, is being a New Zealander and a mother.

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“Why on earth did you leave New Zealand?”

This is often the first question I am asked after the inevitable clarification of where my accent is from — usually confused with being English or Australian; even after 25 years, I cannot shake it.

I came to Montréal with my husband…

And some continued the Medium attack, sabotaging the Winners' glory.

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The sad part of writing contests is a selection process where one person wins, and the others who submitted work are left feeling rejected, displeased, pissed off, and bitter.

In the case of the Medium Writing Contest (MWC), there were four winners — one in each of the given categories…


An interview to shed more light on yours truly.

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What to do when you want to write and are avoiding the research required to produce a decent story? Answer some pub questions!

Here goes with my answers to TBIN and its excellent interview questions, concocted by its inquisitive editor, Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

I’ve been writing fiendishly since February…

The only time I really need them, they abandon me.

Photo by Holger Grünwald from Burst

Is it just me? Did I have a senior moment and not click some icon allowing them to infiltrate my comments as well as my actual writing?

I have been known to have a tendency where technology gets the better of me, and I'm not proud.

I find myself scrambling…

Barb Dalton

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