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Combining The Colors

Released: 12/5/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. You're probably wondering where I am going with this and I'll tell you. Sometimes one uses colors to help them recharge their imagination and get things back on track. For example; Yellow may help someone to think of such things as ...
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Time of Year

Released: 12/5/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. I always find that the time of the year is another way to spark one's imagination and motivation. Especially so at this particular time of the year; at Christmas time. I have to admit that December is usually the time when I get a lot ...
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Imagining

Released: 12/5/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to focus some attention on imagining. I have found that the ability to imagine definitely helps me to move my writing forward. It does not cost anything to imagine. All you need to do is to allow yourself to ...
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Creativity

Released: 12/5/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to share my thoughts on creativity; a crucial ingredient which I believe is extremely important when it comes to becoming a successful author. Creativity goes a long way in helping any author to maintain longevity ...
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Using Music to Generate

Released: 11/21/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to focus on how one can use music to help generate ideas and get into the right mood. You would be really surprised to know how music can help you to generate ideas as well as help to put you in the right ...
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Using Colors and Shapes to Create

Released: 11/21/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to zoom in on how you can use colors and shapes to help you create. It probably sounds like what kids do and in actuality it probably is not that much different. You can definitely use colors and shapes to help you ...
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Listen and Learn

Released: 11/21/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to put forward the following suggestion: As an author I find that by listening and learning it sure helps me to generate ideas and in my world it's all about being able to listen and then learn from what ...
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Creative Thinking

Released: 11/21/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to offer the following tip: Creative Thinking. If you like to create through thinking then this is a good start and what exactly do I mean by creative thinking? I look at it like this; being able to think outside of the box ...
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How News Items Can Help

Released: 11/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. You would be amazed to learn how you can use news items to help kick start a sluggish imagination on any given day. Most authors often run into what we call writer's block and sometimes it is a bit difficult to pull out of it. Not to ...
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The Power of Quietude

Released: 11/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. You would be amazed to know how you can use quietude to help you think, create, and develop. Trust me when I tell you that there is absolutely nothing better than using the power of quietude to help you get ahead. I do most of my ...
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Using Images to Transform

Released: 11/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to introduce you to yet another neat way of transforming and creating. It all has to do with using images to help you do just that. As someone who is blind, I find this strategy to be very affective. You are ...
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Using The Sense of Smell to Develop Ideas

Released: 11/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month, I'd like to introduce another way for you to develop your ideas. You may find this suggestion a bit different but trust me when I tell you that it does indeed work. This may be a good month for you to try out ...
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Techniques for Better Thinking

Released: 10/31/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. I would offer this: When it comes to being able to think; there are techniques that work and techniques that do not. I do not believe that there is any one technique that will work for everyone. It comes through trial and error but for ...
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Brain Boosters

Released: 10/31/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. I know that many authors often suffer from writer's block and this is not unusual and one should not really panic when this occurs. What I find works for me is something I call brain boosters. I have been using brain boosters for ...
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Finding a Theme

Released: 10/31/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. One should never be afraid of the writer's block; it happens when you least expect it but I have found that one of the quickest and easiest ways to get out of this is for you to try and find a theme that you can concentrate on and ...
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Using The Seasons

Released: 10/31/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. You would be absolutely amazed to learn how you can use the four seasons to help you create and write masterpieces. Mother Nature sure has a way of helping us out whenever we need it and each season has its very own attributes ...
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Marshalling The Memories

Released: 10/24/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. Whenever I am a bit stymied for material to write about, one of the first things that I do is to try and marshal my memories. More often than not, it is not that easy to marshal them in some semblance of order but there is a technique to ...
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Triggering Thoughts

Released: 10/24/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. In the normal scheme of things it is our thoughts that almost always lead us to create, design, develop, and test our inventions. Call it what you may; inventions, creations, imaginations, products, and so on. At the end of the day ...
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Breaking Down the Boredom Barrier

Released: 10/24/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. More often than not, it is the boredom barrier that gets in the way of a writer being able to work and it often leads to a writer's block. It can be said that it is very easy to slip into boredom but on the other hand it is also just as easy ...
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Ways to Improve Your Imagination

Released: 10/24/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. Let's face it; without a well functioning and well oiled imagination most of us will probably be unable to put our creative juices to work. For those of us who write for a living or even for those of us who simply write as a hobby ...
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Read and Relax

Released: 10/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. No, this is not really a lazy way of doing things. It is probably a more leisurely way of doing things and it definitely works for me. Whenever I feel a writer's block coming on or whenever I feel that my mind has become cluttered with too ...
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Lighting The Lamp

Released: 10/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. For this month I'd like to share one of my very hidden strategies with you and I have named this the lighting the lamp strategy. You would probably find this terminology in the game of ice hockey but I have adapted it to suit ...
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Lighting The Laughter

Released: 10/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. This is a strategy that often works for me. The name may be a bit misleading but this is what it is and how it works. I use laughter to help me relax and recharge. I find ways to bring laughter into my zone so to speak and I do this ...
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Forcing The Forget Me Nots

Released: 10/10/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. When it comes to being able to keep the writer's block away, there are several strategies that one can use but the one that best works for me is the one I call "The forget me nots." I'll tell you a bit about these. Forget me nots are not just ...
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How Sleep Can Help To Revitalize

Released: 10/1/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. I don't think that anyone would be surprised when I offer this tip to help you revitalize. I use this strategy all of the time; whenever I am tired, whenever I need some down time, whenever I am stressed, and so on. You would be ...
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Using A Hockey Game to Help Energize

Released: 10/1/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. Believe it or not, this is a technique that I sometimes use to help me marshal my thoughts and regenerate my imagination. I almost always watch hockey games at night and whenever I find myself in the midst of a mini ...
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Picturing The Page

Released: 10/1/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. This is one hell of a technique that I often use to help me kick start my imagination. It works really well whenever I wish to de-clutter my mind. The picturing the page technique works well for me in times of confusion and disorganization ...
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Dynamic Dreaming

Released: 10/1/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. There is absolutely nothing wrong in dreaming and as far as dynamic dreaming is concerned; it is even better. This is yet another technique that I use to help me generate thoughts and spark my imagination. I use it as a means to ...
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Being Energized Through The Sound of the Sea

Released: 9/19/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. Not all of us may be able to take advantage of my tip for this month for those of you who are able to visit a beach; you would be amazed to know how you can use the sound of the sea to energize yourself. Just think of it: Sitting or ...
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Creating Through Cooking

Released: 9/19/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. As an author, I am constantly seeking ways to keep my creative juices constant and I recently discovered that cooking is one of the ways that I can do just that. For me, it is so important to keep my creative juices fresh and ...
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Using Knitting To Help Create

Released: 9/19/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. I have a very different strategy for you to try and it is all about using the skill of knitting to help you create. I took up knitting in the fall of 2014 and since then I have not looked back. True it is that knitting requires you to develop the skill ...
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Stimulating The Creative Juices Through Pottery

Released: 9/19/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. This is yet another strategy that I use to help me stimulate my creative juices and I discovered this strategy not too long ago. In the general scheme of things, pottery is really all about creating. You can either use your hands or the ...
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How Gentle Movements Can Help to Steady the Memory

Released: 9/11/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. This is a strategy that I have been using for at least the past three years to help me steady my memory. Believe it or not, there are definitely times when our memories may simply either shut down on us or just go haywire throwing ...
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Waking Up The Brain Through Baking

Released: 9/11/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. I have found that there is a very affective technique to help wake up the brain and it all has to do with the sense of smell. You would be amazed to know how the sense of smell can help to do such things as stimulate your creative juices ...
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Using Quiet Nights To Recharge

Released: 9/11/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. You would be amazed to learn how this technique can help in so many ways. There is nothing better than using a quiet night to do such things as relax, recharge, and reformat. A quiet night could be spent in so many ways. Anything ...
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How Singing Birds Can Help To Sooth

Released: 9/11/2016
Photo of the Tips by Author Donna Jodhan graphic. You would be amazed to learn how singing birds can help to sooth your mind and in turn this is a great way to recharge and reformat your imagination. I learned this technique about a year ago and whenever I am in need of a soothing ...
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A Dinner Mystery Evening
Toronto Ontario Canada
March 4th 2016

Released: 8/9/2016
Photo of a large Magnifying Glass examining a set of fingerprints next to the words Murder Mystery Night. On March 4th 2016, Author Donna, in conjunction with the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), CNIB, and the Glenvale Players, presented one of the first of its kind! A dinner theatre evening at the CNIB's location at ...
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Court's in Session
Author Donna Jodhan Makes Her Debut as Judge
April 2014

Released: 8/8/2016
Photo of a gavel sitting atop a court bench with law books in the background. On May 24th 2014 Author Donna Jodhan, in conjunction with the Halifax Chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, presented A Murder Mystery Evening titled "The Cell Phone Call." The cast was made up of members ...
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A Murder Mystery Evening
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
May 24th 2014

Released: 8/8/2016
Photo of a Murder Mystery booklet sitting on a table with a magnifying glass over the words 'Murder Mystery' and three prop objects on the table next to the book, a wrench, a small dagger, and a small gun. On May 24th 2014 Author Donna Jodhan, in conjunction with the Halifax Chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, presented A Murder Mystery Evening titled "The Cell Phone Call." The cast was made up of members ...
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Author Donna Jodhan on Bullying

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Author Donna Jodhan on the Crime Crusher Series

Many people have and continue to ask me what made me decide to create the Crime Crushers with Detective DJ series, and I guess that my answer is not difficult to give.

I was inspired mainly by my dad who used to tell me stories as a child. Almost every night, dad would tell me a bedtime story that he would make up; right out of his head and oh how I treasured these stories. They would be all about pleasant things, all about princes and princesses, queens and kings, and fairies. Sometimes he would tell me stories about lions and tigers and wolves as well.

My granny continued the tradition but this time with a bit of a twist. She and I would make up stories about our dogs going on various adventures.

Then my mom completed the picture as she and I would and continue to spend countless hours watching detective mystery shows on TV and telling each other about books that we would read. We continue to have lots of fun doing this.

I decided to put my imagination to work to develop my very own series and to make them available to those who love listening to audio mysteries. These stories are for you who are shut in, are unable to access books in print, Braille, or through the Internet, and for those of you who enjoy easy listening while working or driving.

I hope that my listeners enjoy my imaginative adventures and I thank my beloved parents and granny for having inspired me to do this.

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Disclaimer: All characters, plots, and story lines written by Author Donna Jodhan are entirely fictional, and are not intended to represent any known real life occurences. Author Donna Jodhan is Detective DJ and these references may be used interchangeably.
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