March 14, 2023
6 Social Media Tips for AuthorsBy Vikki VanSickle
I get it. You’ve written, rewritten, and edited your book, and now you have to go out and promote it? Isn’t that someone else’s job? Marketing and publicity teams have all sorts of connections and ...
February 27, 2023
Book Therapy: Workday WarriorBy Stacey May Fowles
“Your work likely presents you with one challenge after another. Your personal life, no doubt, does the same. All are sources of stress. And then there are other big-picture stressors—the pandemic, ...
February 23, 2023
5 Questions with an Established and Emerging WriterBy Chelene Knight
Authors Chelene Knight and Sophie Jai explore novel writing, community, and social media in the respective stages of their differing careers.Chelene Knight is the author of Junie (2022), Dear Current ...
January 31, 2023
Writing Goals for 2023By Lindsay Zier-Vogel
I love the clean slate of a new year—the new, unsullied notebooks, the expanse of the year stretching out full of potential, and how everything feels possible. As I was thinking about what I wanted ...
January 17, 2023
Shake Up Your Writing RoutineBy Vikki VanSickle
January is full of messages about intention setting and challenges. Personally, I do not go in for unwieldy resolutions, but prefer to think of the new year as a good time to shift into something a little ...
January 06, 2023
Abdulrazak Gurnah and the Rupture of BeautyBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
As snow fell over Vancouver and Calgary, it was hard not to think about beauty. When we see something beautiful, why do we become still? Why do we feel so calmed? What exactly happens in that moment when ...
December 29, 2022
Book Therapy: Favourites From My FavouritesBy Stacey May Fowles
“It was the book I was always meant to read. It spoke directly to me, braiding so many currents of my own life—messy motherhood, literary research, poetry—into a rich river of language and rhythm ...
December 19, 2022
The year’s writing winsBy Lindsay Zier-Vogel
I love a good December retrospective. I love looking back on the year and creating a highlight reel—favourite books, best swims, most listened to songs, best cake I made, best TV show I watched...But, ...
December 09, 2022
On Orpheus & Eurydice, or the Inevitability of TimingBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
I’ve become superstitious about my novel. I believe that if I look back at the previous pages, I will not be able to write – not even one word to move it forward. After I finish writing for the day, ...
November 30, 2022
Book Therapy: CyclettesBy Stacey May Fowles
“If I had paused for too long to reflect on whether I was making the ‘right’ choices to optimize satisfaction, I might have become paralyzed in a never doing. Instead I sped towards my hypothetical ...