Writing Samples: Inspirational

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What good is writing if it doesn’t inspire people to do something, improve themselves, or–at the very least–just feel better than when they began reading the piece? With these samples, I tried to achieve just that: using words to uplift the readers’ lives.

Dance student Grace Butler. Photo by Renata Templeton-Caughlin of Tempo Photography in Collingwood

Grace Butler in the Spotlight

(This article was published in just dance! magazine, in the summer 2015 issue.) “Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show must go on.” Most dancers know that phrase, and many treat it as a personal creed. The dedication to their art drives them to be on stage, on time, no matter what. […]

Postcards in a Closet

Katharina Wolf was born in a small town in Hungary in 1901. In 1914, the Great War broke out. In 1919, her hometown became part of Romania. In 1921, she became pregnant with her first child. What did she worry about? What did she want for her child? Using postcards Katharina wrote years later, discussions […]

"Happy" photo of sunflowers under a blue sky with wisps of clouds. For blog post on positive thinking.

The Role of Positive Thinking in Creativity

This blog post explains my stance on what positive thinking really is and how I believe it can help (and where I believe it can harm). Published in 2014.

A Selection of Companies I Have Written and/or Edited For

Lori Straus has written for FleetCarma.
Logo of the University of Waterloo
Logo for the Centre In The Square
Logo for just dance! magazine
Logo for the Dance Current
Logo for InfoSpire
Logo for Star Performance Academy
Masthead for Globe & Mail