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About writingmama

Sylvia McGrath ~ AKA Writingmama, a freelance writer from King City, Ontario has worked in the business field for about forty years obtaining business management experience and business writing skills. She also spent several years in social work for Children’s Services. Now retired is living her childhood dream of being a writer. A few years ago Sylvia decided to take a course in freelance writing, which she really enjoyed as it was the key to follow her dreams. Since completing the course, she has worked as a professional writer, a published poet and co-authored a book with Two Maximum Life Coaches about living with chronic illness; this is titled After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond.” She also co-authored an E-Book of Resources for the parents of children with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges titled “The Treasure Chest of Resources,” part-one has already been sent to the Canadian National Library Archives. Sylvia has also written several articles on chronic illness for the following online sites. •www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/writingmama •www.helium.com/users/32475 •www.jacketflap.com/profile.asp?member=Writingmom Besides working as a freelance writer, Sylvia still finds time for two other passions of hers; to volunteer as a literacy tutor for her local Learning Centre, and assist in facilitating of workshops on disability awareness. Her main mission for the future is to write a series of books for young adults and children who have learning challenges and suffer chronic illness. At present she is also the co-owner and columnist for “Professor Owl’s Newsletter” which is published on-line monthly for children.

The Benefits Of Keeping A Journal


Writing morning pages is a way of discovering or re-discovering the inconspicuous things that would otherwise slip below our radar Continue reading

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Spring arrived on March 20th.,2017


The Coming of Spring By Sylvia W. McGrath Spring is here again I see, and many a bud do I see on the tree. I love the soft notes of the birds that sing, I love the sweet smell the … Continue reading

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Madi’s Story told by here mother ~ Katherine Ambos


I’m grateful we have a place like Variety Village. Our children are accepted, safe, comfortable, and included at their “second home.”  Madison and all the kids’ like her need your support. Variety Village is essential in the lives of so many children and families Continue reading

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ October 2016


National Breast Cancer ~A perfect time to have mammogram
All women are at risk of getting breast cancer and as you age your risk increases. On average, one in seven women will get breast cancer over a 90-year life span Continue reading

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Autumn Grizzly in Banff National Park — Discover


Photographer Christopher Martin captures a grizzly bear — stark against fall color in Banff National Park. via Autumn Grizzly in Banff National Park — Discover Source: Autumn Grizzly in Banff National Park — Discover

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Writingmama’ s Inspirational Thoughts for September 2016


How many of us do take life for granted? Source: Writingmama’ s Inspirational Thoughts for September 2016

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Interview with Author Mari L. McCarthy of @CreateWriteNow~Interviewed by bwitzenhausen September 22nd. 2016


I am thrilled to interview Mari L. McCarthy, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of CreateWriteNow and discuss her new book Journaling Power! Welcome Mari! Interview via https://bwitzenhausen.wordpress.com/author/belindawitzenhausen/ Continue reading

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Interview with Author Laurie Buchanan PhD ( @TuesWithLaurie ) — IgniteYourCreativity.net by Belinda Witzenhausen ~ Re-Blogged fr0m Belinda Witzenhausen


I am thrilled to have the opportunity to interview holistic health practitioner, coach and author Laurie Buchanan PhD. Welcome Laurie! Please tell us a bit about yourself and your new book, Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and … Continue reading

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Sylvia’s Monthly Book Review ~ June 22, 2016


A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Continue reading

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book review of the week ~ 12th. March, 2016


New York Times Bestseller! “Masterly crafted”—The Wall Street Journal The Globe and Mail ~ “Haunting, heartbreaking, hopeful and altogether gorgeous…one of the best young-adult novels … Source: Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book review of the week ~ 12th. March, 2016

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