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Born in The Netherlands, I immigrated to Canada with my family at a young age and grew up in southern Ontario. I came into my own in my twenties when I arrived in Hay River, Northwest Territories, at the tail end of a cross-Canada hitchhiking journey, and stumbled into a writing career. I had all my worldly possessions in a knapsack on my back, was broke and in need of a job. This materialized as soon as the publisher of a community weekly newspaper, the Hay River Tapwe, found out that I could type — all the qualifications necessary to be a reporter.

I fell in love with writing about the North and never made it back to the road. After several years in Hay River, I moved to the capital of the territory, Yellowknife. I grew up, got married and
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Annelies Pool I am more of an intuitive writer, rather than someone who figures everything out at the beginning and then works from an outline. I start with a vague…moreI am more of an intuitive writer, rather than someone who figures everything out at the beginning and then works from an outline. I start with a vague idea and my writing process usually involves periods of flailing when everything seems mundane, I have no idea where a story is going and I question my right to exist, not only as a writer but as a human being. Then there is a moment when everything falls into place and the story or chapter I'm working on comes into sharp focus. I know exactly what the story is and what's going to happen and the words flow through me like mercury. I love that stage. It is like being favoured by the gods.(less)
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About that blog I was writing…

In late 2017, I launched a blog on recovery from alcoholism called “Recovery Notes.” Happily, the blog was very well received and I remain grateful that many of you took the time to comment on it, both online and in person. However, as I carried on blogging I found that the commitment to post regularly became oppressive.





As a writer, I have mostly worked in print where there is more distance betwe

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