Up close is what I’m doing with my manuscript at the moment. Studying every sentence, each verb, every paragraph to make my story read as best as I can. Continue reading Up Close
Often on Pinterest I come across word lists — Words to use instead of . . . I save the pins as it’s one of the problems writing a manuscript that’s over 80 000 words. It’s easy to repeat your favourite vocabulary without realising. Continue reading Repetition in Writing
A cavalcade of police on motorbikes spluttered past as I headed for the Vancouver Writers Fest. A crowd gathered on a West Georgia corner and only then I made a connection to the “other” visitors in town that weekend. That didn’t deter the many people gathered at the Writers Festival however, an annual event held at the Vancouver Public Library. Continue reading Vancouver Writers Festival
As writers, it’s a joy to share our work. While we may read for only five or ten minutes, we’ve deliberated over the piece for hours; coming back weeks, months and even years later to fine-tune the work. Continue reading An evening with Spoken Ink
Thursday May 12, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m. Wings Pub & Grill 6879 Kingsway Burnaby. A Burnaby Writers’ Society workshop session begins at 7 p.m. followed by the Spoken INK readings at 8 p.m
I’ve been working with writing groups for the last few years after struggling on my own for over a decade. My critique groups consist of authors at the beginning stages right up to those who have published a long list of books. Continue reading Thinking of joining a writing group?
A must read for newly published or about to be published Canadian authors
On 15 May I published a post entitled, “Legal Deposit, What Is It And Are You Covered, (http://newauthoronline.com/2015/05/15/legal-deposit-what-is-it-and-are-you-covered/). In that post I explained that all books published in the UK must be submitted for archiving to the British Library.
I have been contacted by a Canadian blogger, Lorraine, who has provided a link to a helpful post on her blog regarding the position in Canada, (http://lorrainereguly.com/legal-deposit/). Thank you Lorraine for drawing my attention to your article. In essence the situation in Canada appears to be analogous to that in the UK with authors being obliged to furnish copies of their works to Canada’s equivalent of the British Library.