Joanne Van Leerdam

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Tennyson, Whitman, Bronte, Poe, Dickinson, Paterson, Lawson.

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Joanne Van Leerdam is a poet and author of short stories. Her body of work consists of aix poetry collections, one general short story collection, a play, four collections of horror short stories, and a contribution to several anthologies.

When she's not writing, Joanne is a teacher of English, History and Drama/Production. She is an active member and performer in her local theatre company.
Her hobbies include reading, photography, and music.

She is proud to be both an Australian and an honorary Canadian.

She does like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
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Joanne Van Leerdam 1. Keep writing.
Even if what you write isn't perfect, it's still meaningful.
And the more you write, the better you'll get.

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1. Keep writing.
Even if what you write isn't perfect, it's still meaningful.
And the more you write, the better you'll get.

2. Your/you're.
Their/there/they're.
Where/we're.
Been/being.
Commas, apostrophes, and semicolons.
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Joanne Van Leerdam Lots of things inspire my poetry.
I write about my own experiences and feelings, but also about situations and experiences that I witness in other peo…more
Lots of things inspire my poetry.
I write about my own experiences and feelings, but also about situations and experiences that I witness in other people's lives, in world events, and in all aspects of life.
I aim for the poems and stories I write to be understandable by everyone. There's no point in writing if the language is so convoluted that people can't understand what you're saying, but I still work to make it sound beautiful when it's read. (less)
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“Whatever your dreams may be, never dismiss them as impossible. Always hope. Always try. You just never know when things will happen.”
Joanne Van Leerdam

“As writers, we should remind ourselves, and each other, that Jane Austen and JK Rowling got rejected by publishers, too.”
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“Doing anything worthwhile will present challenges, but everyone who achieves their goal is an ordinary person who becomes extraordinary.”
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