“the best little book of writing advice around” – Budge Wilson
How did you do that? What works, and what doesn’t? Where the lever to the trap door?
It’s dark in here – is there a light switch? Is there a key? Here are 55 examples of writers’ wisdom on inspiration, expectation, success, failure, blocks, breakthroughs and, especially, process. The writers sampled are published Atlantic Canadians, all of whom approach their process in a singular way.
Advice from Catherine Banks, Janet Barkhouse, Brian Bartlett, John Bell, Chris Benjamin, Binnie Brennan, Douglas Arthur Brown, Jeff Bursey, Scott Campbell, Silver Donald Cameron, Mary Jane Copps, Kev Corbett, Nate Crawford, Gwen Davies, Tanya Davis, Stephanie Domet, Alyda Faber, Jane Finlay Young, Shelley Goodwin, Sue Goyette, Jenn Grant, Shauntay Grant, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Sara Jewell, Heddy Johannesen, Stephen Kimber, Adrienne King, Carsten Knox, Holly Kritsch, Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen, Carole Langille, Nadine Lapierre, Lezlie Lowe, Kathy Mac, Eva Madden-Hagen, Stephens Gerard Malone, Elaine McCluskey, Michael Melski, Sarah Mian, Carmel Mikol, Shandi Mitchell, Philip Moscovitch, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Sharon Palermo, Sandra Phinney, Anna Quon, Darcy Rhyno, Syr Ruus, Marjorie Simmins, Anne Simpson, Jon Tattrie, Julie Vandervoort, Rose Vaughan, Steve Vernon, Budge Wilson.
Edited by Lorri Neilsen Glenn and Carsten Knox. Illustrated by Kathy Kaulbach.
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