September 08, 2022
On Federico García Lorca's "Duende"
What immediate need of yours has to be satisfied before you can hit the keyboard? If I had to have a clean house before I sat down to write, I would never have written anything after I got married and ...
June 23, 2022
Cut Road Author Brent van Staalduinen on the Books That Became His "Masterclasses" in Writing
Hamilton author and writing coach Brent van Staalduinen has a long list of honours for his writing, with three novels under his belt and more than a decade of publishing short fiction in some of the ...
April 25, 2022
Get Ready for Poem in Your Pocket Day This Friday
Poetry Month is nearing its end for 2022, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of time to indulge your love of verse. One of the best ways Poetry Month helps us honour the form is the creative Poem ...
March 14, 2022
Writing from Pictures
I use photographs as a starting point for writing. Maybe that’s because my writing is historically based. But it’s also because I am interested in starting from a real person and spinning off into ...