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Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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Building Tires in Waterloo Region

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 29, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. In Between Worlds,…

Absence Seizures in Children: What’s It Like?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 25, 2021
I was diagnosed with absence seizures when I was 11. I’m now in my 40s, and although I’ve never actually asked my parents what they thought when they heard the…

“I Thought I Could Never Make a Living From Art”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 6, 2021
Candice Leyland, watercolour artist and art teacher, never imagined she’d be where she is today: making a living from her art. As a writer, I can empathize. One stereotype that…

2020: The Year of Empathy, My Book List

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 9, 2020
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to encapsulate all of this year in a word that encompasses both the pain that many have felt but perhaps also the…

3 Ways to Help Local Businesses Without Spending Money

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 7, 2020
Please forgive the headline: Depending on the context, it can come across as originating from a cheapskate. But my intention is good. Because of the pandemic this year, you’ve likely…

Discovering the Allure of Black Tea

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 2, 2020
When I tried my first cup of loose-leaf black tea, my first reaction was, “Oh, it tastes like black tea.” Hardly a culinary epiphany of gastronomical proportions. I was disheartened…

Giving Books as Gifts to Voracious Reader

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 11, 2020
It can often be difficult giving books as gifts to an avid reader in your family: You have to know their favourite genres, favourite and disliked authors, and what books…

Coming Soon: Lori Wolf-Heffner’s Online Store

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 24, 2020
Just a very quick heads-up: If you live in or are shipping to an address in Canada, you’ll soon be able to order signed books directly from me. I do…

Book Release! Between Worlds 7: What Will Come

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 21, 2020
Between Worlds 7: What Will Come releases today! The last of the “second season” of the series, I’m excited to enter into the last few months of such a downer year…

World Mental Health Day and Me

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 9, 2020
Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a day I’ll admit I’m always conflicted about. I sometimes worry that some of the messaging on mental health and mental illness makes…

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