Visit my blog, Writer’s Life, to follow my writerly adventures.
Why I love indie bookshops
A recent visit to an indie bookshop in Charlottetown, PEI, reminded me of the vital contribution these booksellers make to the writerly life.
A Gold Sticker: LARKIN ON THE SHORE and The Whippoorwill Award
Larkin is named to a list celebrating the best YA literature that “portrays the values of rural spaces, knowledge, cultures, and histories, and contributes to diverse representations of people and places.”
A Room of One’s Own
Yarn stash, mountain dulcimer, books, rug hooking – and a writing workspace. What it means to finally have a room of my own.
You Are Here
Feeling small in this big, crazy, pandemic universe? It’s okay. We’re all still here.
“Fresh Paint” and re-reading Testament of Youth
I’m having trouble finding new reading material right now, so I’m turning to re-reads. One of my favourites – and it’s timely, too.
Grit, and the writing life
In which writers get the respect they deserve – from a publisher who knows she could never to do the writer’s job
The ripple effect, for worse or for better…
We’re living through a pandemic, people. Please be kind.
This is what writing looks like
(You might be surprised…)
“Comparison is the thief of joy,” said Teddy Roosevelt. He was right.
In which I confess my unfortunate tendency toward competitiveness
Do you have a publishing dream? Here’s how mine went … (Yes, it has a happy ending)
(All the things I didn’t have time to say in my presentation during the Breaking In Panel at CANSCAIP’s 2018 Packaging Your Imagination conference on November 10 in Toronto)