to Writer’s Block Solutions

Have you ever stared at a blank page, contemplating how to best describe what your business is up to or how to share a story that engages your audience? You’re hardly alone.

We work with you to produce fresh, unique content that is useful, relevant, and well-written. Using storytelling to engage your community both attracts new prospects and keeps your business top of mind for your existing clientele.

Let us help you find the words you’re searching for.


Press Releases

Website Content

Blogging & Editorials


Content Editing

Social Media

Words Matter

The words you use influence a first impression and contribute to your company’s overall image.

With so many options available at our fingertips today, what makes your company stand out?

The services we offer are not only convenient but also necessary for business people who may not have the time or skillset to write about the work they do. Writing is an excellent form of advertising and communication, and good writing positively reflects intelligence, professionalism, branding and tone.

Providing service to clientele in B.C. and across Canada, we produce original content tailored to individual clients to drive their business goals, expand their reach, and tell their unique stories.

Who is Writer’s Block Solutions?

Our team is curious, open-minded, professional and eager to be of service. We’re determined to help individuals and businesses grow their communities and market their brands by producing polished content and telling compelling stories of all kinds.

Let’s collaborate.

After nearly a decade as a journalist, Val exited the newspaper industry to diversify her work with communications experience in tech and non-profit organizations. Always dedicated to using storytelling to capture the hearts and minds of her varied audiences, she continued to write for magazines and offer her media expertise to companies interested in all forms of online and print content. When curiosity and self-employment training led her down the entrepreneurial path, she launched Writer’s Block Solutions, a copywriting and editing company based in the Kootenays’ beautiful Rossland, B.C. When she’s not crafting stories, Val exercises her zest for life by keeping up with her rowdy and hilarious children and husband; playing roller derby; rocking dance parties; and annually screaming down one of Rossland’s steepest streets at the Rossland Winter Carnival’s Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race.


Kyla is a talented editor and sometimes writer who revels in bringing clarity and polish – or stylish grime – to the written word. Whether it’s helping writers tell better stories or assisting people in communicating more clearly, she’s up for it! Inquisitive and meticulous by nature, she loves playing the devil’s advocate to drill down into every aspect of a story, discussion, or idea. She has an educational background in English and philosophy and has worked in engineering and administration management as well as media. When Kyla is not working, volunteering, socializing, travelling, or playing sports somewhere in the Lower Mainland, you can find her at home in Delta, B.C. with a good book, a giant glass of wine, and her one-eyed cat.

How it works

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    Confirm format and draft outline.

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    Undertake investigation and analysis.

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    Contact subjects via preferred method.

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    Put the words to paper, as the saying goes.

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    Submit draft copy for feedback; complete fact-checking and make changes.

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    Polish final content and deliver for publishing!

Writing Samples

Mentors Inspire Youth to be Entrepreneurial

Business professionals give back to their community by investing their time in young learners.

The Trust has partnered with JA British Columbia (JABC) to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in local youth and inspire community mentors through Be Entrepreneurial. The program is facilitated by local business people who bring their expertise into the classroom at the invitation of a host teacher.

JABC Mentor Jennifer Barclay steps away from her regular duties as a workshop facilitator for Kootenay Career Development Society to deliver the interactive curriculum on self-employment, financial literacy and work readiness, most recently to Stanley Humphries Secondary students.

“I’d love to see more business people doing this because it gives kids the opportunity to connect with people in their community who are making a difference, building things, and introducing new products and ideas. I want this generation to get excited about where they live and about the opportunities that exist here for them, and this program is a great platform for that,” said Jennifer. “It’s very heartening that there is a program like this that supports kids in rural communities.”

Full press release originally published on April 9, 2018.

Four Winds Brewing Leading Industry with Innovation

“Of course I’ll have another pint!” Customers are heartily responding as quality craft beer overflows today’s marketplace. The demand for sophisticated flavour profiles has saturated the beer industry and led to many new small scale operations opening. Craft beer brewers are embracing this demand by creating an array of both traditional and experimental beers by using diverse ingredients and unique brewing processes. One such group helping lead the way is Four Winds Brewing Company out of Delta, B.C.

“There is a lot of passion involved in craft beer,” part owner Adam Mills explains to The Prevail Project. “It’s not about getting inebriated or drunk; it’s about experiencing flavour profiles and constantly challenging your palate just for the love of the adventure to find different beer.”

The family-owned business recently partnered with an Icelandic brewery, Borg Brugghús, to create beer child Blóðberg: a saison brewed with Icelandic thyme, aged in oak, and fermented with plums and wild yeast. The appetite for new ideas is so fierce that craft brewers look to collaboration as a means to tap into a broader source of concept, experience and opinion on brews; as a result, the community of microbreweries are inspiring and supporting one another’s pursuit for the perfectly crafted beer.

Full blog post originally published on December 26, 2016.

Innovative Partnership Wins Clean Energy Award for Second Year

TRAIL – Austin Engineering Ltd. and its team of like-minded partners are constantly analyzing dams, including how they react during earthquakes.

The innovative thinkers are pleased to announce that their research, recently presented at the Canadian Dam Association, has received another accolade: the Clean Energy BC ‘Operational Excellence’ award, which will be presented at the Clean Energy BC Generate 2018 Conference in Vancouver this week.

They share the award with research partners FortisBC, Selkirk College, and UBC Okanagan, and the project could not have been possible without support from Mitacs, a non-profit, national research organization.

“We’re really excited to have won this award two years in a row and to have our team recognized,” explains Mary Austin, Director of Business Development at Austin Engineering. “We are thrilled to continue this research in the new year while we press on with Phase 3 of the project.”

The group came together with a common goal: to develop ways of better understanding and supporting an extreme consequence dam, while also creating opportunities for post secondary students.

Full article originally published on Nov 26, 2018.


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