A regular feature of The Miramichi Reader, Kayla Geitzler shares her writing tips in her "Kayla Writes" column.
Ian Colford’s short fiction has appeared in Event, Grain, Riddle Fence, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead and other literary publications. His previous books are Evidence, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, Perfect World and A Dark House and Other Stories. His work has been shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Relit Award, the Journey Prize, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He lives in Halifax.
So, when you decide to form your own writing group, be brave! Reach out to a few people who love to write, who have integrity (integrity builds trust) and who, over a space of years, you will suddenly discover are some of your closest, most cherished friends.
In this installment of Bill Arnott's Showcase Interview, Bill speaks with Patti Shales Lefkos, author of Nepal: One Day at a Time.
In Honorarium, Nathaniel G. Moore compiles twenty years worth of reading other people's books, while also faithfully attempting to convey a sense of what it's like to work behind-the-scenes in CanLit.
“What is WRITER’S BLOCK?” I think writer’s block is a lot of things. I believe it’s creative exhaustion, when you’ve pushed yourself to write for too long and need a break, it’s also stress, and day-to-day life crowding writing time. And self-doubt.
Writer, artist and musician Kayt (Lackie) Burgess was born in Manitouwadge, Ontario and grew up in Elliot Lake. Kayt’s second novel Connection at Newcombe is due out in April 2021 with Sudbury’s Latitude 46 Publishing.
Just like every other writer, I had to perfect the rules of fine writing—and in the beginning I didn’t like it much. I struggled with two important techniques: moving out of the abstract (“unpacking”) and understanding that the reader was not in my head.
I was five years old when I decided I wanted to be a writer. To be fair, most people don’t find their calling that early in life. But the passion and fascination I’ve had for books, the literary world, and the arts, never left me. Now, as Moncton’s inaugural Anglophone Poet Laureate, a professional editor & writing consultant, as well as the host of the Attic Owl Reading Series, the writing world is my entire life. But what I want to say to you is, that this is my journey and you don’t need to be any of these things to be a writer. To be a real writer, you only need three things.
Peg Tittle is a prolific author, and not just in one genre either. She has published everything from creative fiction to articles in journals to textbooks.