About John R. Paterson

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I live in Victoria, British Columbia, a city on the southern tip of       Vancouver Island. It’s a beautiful place. Mount Douglas Park is a short walk away and has many hiking trails. Below is  a picture from the top of Mount Doug looking east over Harro Strait Mount Doug is a special meeting place for local Fist Nations. They call it ‘Pokols’. Standing on the top, it’s not hard to see why it’s special.

 

 

The Coulees and the Oldman River near Lethbridge

I grew up in Lethbridge, a prairie city in Southern Alberta.  As a boy, I spent many happy and carefree hours exploring the coulees and the Oldman river valley.  Waterton National Park, a short drive away  at the edge of the Rocky Mountains is another of my favourite places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I  spent several years living and working in Northern Alberta, and that part of the country is special for me as well. It was during those years  that I became aware of the conditions in which many First Nations people still live.

I’ve done some traveling and in addition to some of the usual holiday spots, we were fortunate enough to visit Denmark, Spain and Portugal. Spending some time in other countries gives different perspectives.

I like swimming, cycling and hiking and, I’m a certified Divemaster. Oh yes. I play the bagpipes and have an old 1957 GMC truck that I’m restoring.

We live in a small cul-de-sac which is more family than neighbourhood. We share good times together and help each other out. All in all, Life is good!

I write because I love to write. The White Limousine is now a published work. I hope that you’ll read it and enjoy it. I have other works in the works, and I’ll tell you more about those in future posts.

Thank-You for your interest

John

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    • Hi Cherie. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on the important question that you raised – how to get centered, and how to get started writing. The advice that I’ve found that works the best comes from a very credible source – Steven King. In his book “Steven King On Writing A Memoir of the craft,” King writes: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” His advice is easier said than done – he recommends writing a minimum of 1 to 2 thousand words a day. I must admit that it’s a hard target to achieve, but even if you only write 500 words a day, do it each day, every day. The idea is just to get your thoughts down – you’ll do lots of revision and editing work later. King’s book is excellent for both his technical tips, and the unique, humorous and entertaining way he presents them. Steven King certainly hardly needs me to help him sell books, but I strongly recommend this book. I’d also suggest that you consider taking a creative writing course – it doesn’t have to be a university or college course, but I’m sure that there must be adult-oriented and/or continuing education courses in your area. Writing clubs and critique groups are other great ways to meet other writers, and get positive feedback on your work – and provide your input to others. These are all great ways to develop and improve your craft. I hope that my comments have been helpful – and all the best in your writing endeavors.
      Best Regards,
      John

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