That Time of Year

…navigating the world of online media marketing and getting wistful about autumn … More That Time of Year

Ripples

So we’re on track. I’ve begun sending the manuscript out to agents, and so far the return time seems to be around 4-6 weeks, which seems pretty reasonable to me. Finding agents is tough, and I’m prepared for rejection letters, but there is a big part of me that, I think objectively, is going to … More Ripples

Breaking It Down

So the editing process is quite the trip. I expected a lot of what I’m experiencing, but some of it is rather surprising.  From the first, I’ve always been someone sceptical of editing. I remember getting into arguments with my tenth grade creative writing teacher because she wanted me to write a rough draft first. … More Breaking It Down

John Steinbeck

Ever since I read East of Eden in like grade 11 it’s been one of my favourite books. I’ve never read anything else by Steinbeck, I’ve always meant to, but he’s remained someone to whom I ascribe brilliant writing to. In any case, the other night I went to visit a relative just up the … More John Steinbeck

Go, Create, Write

“There’s a natural human tendency to lean on and repeat that which we do well. This is okay if we’re cranking out donuts or widgets. But as self-anointed creative artists, our daily joy and progress rest on our ability to jump beyond our safety. Look steadily and imaginatively at the blah in front of you. … More Go, Create, Write