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Why we write

One of the perks of the writing binge is getting to spend time with writers. Sometimes we even have time to talk. On Monday Angie, Pauline and I sat on the front porch in the lovely Labour Day weather and … Continue reading

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The path to publication – part one

I’ve been telling you some of the big reasons that you aren’t getting published. (In case you’re wondering, most of the mistakes I’ve covered are ones I’ve also made.) Now I’m going to talk about some things you could do … Continue reading

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Why you aren’t getting published – part three

Pick an author, any author. Margaret Atwood to Emil Zola, they were all once – gasp! – unpublished. They all had rejection slips or, worse, resounding silence after a submission, and they all had it more than once. Trust me … Continue reading

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Why you aren’t getting published – part one

Every now and again I hear as-yet-unpublished writers wondering why their work isn’t making it onto the spring list at Harper Collins or Daw Books. One of the speculations is that famous writers are taking up the spots, and that … Continue reading

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The wrong thing

Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised at how people respond to me when they find out I’m a published writer. Full disclosure here – I think it’s pretty cool myself. There are days when I can hardly believe that I get … Continue reading

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Talent comes third

On April 15th Shepherd in Residence will be released, and I will be, according to Canada Council, a mid-career writer. What that means in Canada Council’s terms is that I will have had two books published. That’s how Canada Council … Continue reading

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Professional behaviour

A couple of weeks ago a link went around some of the forums I’m on. The site was a blog where the blogger reviewed books. He’d given a review which the author wasn’t happy with, and she responded very unprofessionally. … Continue reading

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