Writers’ Tips from Bill’s Workshop Series II

The Essentials of Ads and Promo Here’s something you might know. If not, let me share. For some time, we’ve needed to see an ad multiple times before it resonated—stuck—sufficiently looping in our headspace to motivate us to act, in other words driving us to actually purchase the item being promoted. In the earliest days …

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The Terri Favro Interview

Terri Favro is the author of three novels: Sputnik’s Children (a Globe100, Quill & Quire Book of the Year and CBC Books Top 10 book for 2017, shortlisted for the Sunburst Award and longlisted for 2020 CBC Canada Reads), Once Upon A Time in West Toronto, and The Proxy Bride (winner of the Quattro-Ken Klonsky Novella Award) . Her popular science book is Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation.

The Helen C. Escott Interview

Helen C. Escott is the author of the widely read blog-turned-book I Am Funny Like That, which has over 222,000 readers, and two bestselling crime thrillers: Operation Wormwood, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel in 2019; and Operation Vanished, which was the Silver Medal Winner for Best Regional Fiction, awarded by the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Crafting Arts

Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the …

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Talking to Dr. Nora Gold About the Tenth Anniversary of JewishFiction.net

I have found the various writing communities in Canada to be very supportive of each other, and JewishFiction.net certainly fills an important niche in this country. Jewish Fiction .net is the online literary journal that was founded by Dr. Nora Gold, who continues to act as editor-in-chief to this day. Dr. Gold is also a published …

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The Anita Kushwaha Interview

Anita Kushwaha is the author of Side by Side (2018, Inanna Publications), a book that I put on the 2020 long list for “The Very Best!” Book Awards for Best Fiction. Ms. Kushwaha has a new novel coming out in late January entitled Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters, to be published by HarperCollins), which I am looking forward to reading. Before she gets too busy promoting that book, I wanted to interview her for The Miramichi Reader.

The Dian Day Interview

Dian Day is the author of two books, The Clock of Heaven (2008) and The Madrigal (2018). Both are published by Inanna Publications. In the following interview, Ms. Day speaks about her background, the enjoyment of the bucolic Maritimes lifestyle, and how she is finally writing the books she has had in her imagination for …

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The Carol Bruneau Interview

[dropcap]Carol [/dropcap]Bruneau is the Halifax-based award-winning author of several excellent novels, most recently Glass Voices (2007) and These Good Hands (2015). Nimbus/Vagrant Press will soon release (September 2017) A Bird On Every Tree, a collection of her short stories that I thoroughly enjoyed. As busy as she is promoting her new book, writing and enjoying …

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The Jennifer Soosar Interview

[dropcap]Jennifer [/dropcap]Soosar is a Toronto-based writer who has just had her first novel Parent Teacher Association published. It is a suspenseful mystery set in the small, strange Pennsylvania town of Splinter Wood, where two children have died in the past two years under mysterious circumstances. You can read a full review of Parent Teacher Association here. Miramichi …

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