Mike McCardell shares some advice for finding stories in his delightful memoir, None of This Was Planned. He suggests that we go out and find something unusual, and tell it to someone else. We will have something truly valuable, a story that will make memories. He doesn’t want to be the only one doing this. He wants us all to take part. Tonight I followed his advice.
On Monday, August 15, TV personality and author Mike McCardell visited White Rock. I learned that he actually spent his first days in British Columbia living in a tent here. There was a housing crisis when he and his young family arrived in 1973. Sound familiar? Earlier, I had been in touch with the White Rock Library about possibly filming Mike’s presentation.
I was invited to read poetry at White Rock City Hall
I finally did it. I have a website as a writer. I want to welcome you, dear reader, to my fledgling site. I hope you will find it fun and informative.
The other day I entered the writing contest of the Friends of the White Rock Library. It helped sharpen my prose and gave me a project to work on intensively for the month of July. I also just received the final entries to the literary contest of our local writers' club. It's a ton of work, but I'm sure that having a contest inspires people to write things that they never would have written otherwise. It's been that way for me.
Irene Plett is a writer, poet and animal lover living in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.