Claudia Osmond

Claudia writes middle-grade fiction; partly of the realistic kind, mostly of the magical kind.

She loves reading, writing, reading, knitting, reading, camping, reading, yogaing, and reading.

She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her husband, two doggos, and an aquarium full of darling little water creatures. (Doggos and water creatures may make occasional appearances on this site. Husband, most likely not.)

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I’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email sometime:

“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘One word at a time.’”

~ Stephen King

Welcome!

I’m far too much of a chicken to read most of Stephen King’s fiction, so the quote above came from a non-fiction book he wrote on writing. And it’s the best advice I’ve ever received. When writing gets hard, when it gets complicated, when I just feel like I’ll never ever be able to finish (or start!) what I’m working on, I think of this quote and it helps me type the first word. And then the next. One at a time. Until I have a sentence. A paragraph. A chapter. A book!

It’s the same with life sometimes, too, isn’t it? Sometimes it gets hard, sometimes it gets complicated, sometimes we feel like we’ll never finish (or be able to start!) what we want to. But if we break it down and take one step at a time, we’ll eventually get there. Maybe very slowly. But we’ll get there. If we don’t give up.

This site is where I’ll share my writing progress and things I’m thinking about, sprinkled with some every day random stuff — click on the “What’s Happening” button in the menu above for updates. But I’d also like to hear from you! Are you working on something that’s taking time to accomplish? A project? Or a story? What are you thinking about these days? What are you celebrating? Send me an email or comment below and let me know. I’d love to connect and cheer you on!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you’re keeping healthy and happy as you take your days one step — or one word — at a time.

Claudia xo

reader. writer. ruminator.

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