June 06, 2018
Kim Moritsugu on the Writing Life, Her Best and Worst Events, & Guidance from Nora Ephron
Kim Moritsugu's smart, tight, witty, and character-driven novels have earned her tons of fans. Her brand new, seventh novel, The Showrunner (Dundurn Press), shows that there is just as much drama and ...
June 30, 2014
A Month in the Life of the Launching Author
Today marks one month since May 31, the official publication date of my new novel The Oakdale Dinner Club, and one month since I started my residency here at Open Book Toronto.Within the month of June, ...
June 28, 2014
What to Eat While Reading: Savoury Stilton Pecan Shortbread
My novel The Oakdale Dinner Club is about two women who become friends in their senior year of high school after they hand in identical answer sheets for a math test and are accused of cheating. They ...
June 27, 2014
Forget Cottage Country: 8 Reasons to Summer in the City of Toronto
School’s out and the Canada Day weekend is nigh, but that’s no reason to get out of town. Stay here, and enjoy these only-in-Toronto good things instead:1. Toronto IslandBike down to the ferry docks ...
June 24, 2014
Icym These: Some Interesting Ish from Around the Net.
1) A fascinating piece by celebrated novelist/writer Karl Ove Knausgaard about the self-loathing that has driven his lifelong desire for fame:http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes...2) Submissions Only is a ...
June 23, 2014
To Blog or Not to Blog, That Is the Question
I think of Julie Powell’s 2002 blog The Julie/Julia Project as the original food blog, or at least the first blog I heard of that paired good writing with food. But Powell’s blog, about trying every ...
June 21, 2014
Social Media Bare Minimums for Authors
Have a new book coming out? Don't want to self-promote? Too bad. You must do at least these few things if you want to get the book rolling:1. Like it or not, you’re in the business of trying to sell ...
June 19, 2014
Word on the Street Toronto Invites Readers to Join New Summer Book Club
Last night, I went to a literary party in the Brigantine Room at the Harbourfront Centre. It was a joint celebration of the anniversaries of the Word on the Street festival (this year’s festival will ...
June 17, 2014
Kim’s Top Ten Writing Tips: How to Write like a Pro
Do you want your (fiction) writing to look polished and professional when you submit it to editors and agents for consideration? Of course you do. So make sure your words are correctly spelled and your ...
June 16, 2014
Got Any Good Lit Jokes?
Several years ago, I spoke at a gala dinner at a writers’ festival in Thunder Bay. Picture a hotel ballroom filled with about a hundred people seated at tables for ten. I had tried to inject some humourous ...