Literary Fiction: Why does it matter?

Literary Fiction: Post 2 of 3 I recently came across a Facebook post in one of the writers’ groups I have joined in which a fellow member lamented the frustrations of a ‘wannabe’ writer. I responded, “Writing is not about writing. That’s the paradox of our vocation – a quirk of…

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Literary Fiction: Are all the canaries dead?

Literary Fiction: Post 1 of 3 Two recent reports, one in Canada and the other England, have brought to the fore how writers, particularly of literary fiction, are struggling. The Writers’ Union of Canada released Devaluing Creators, Endangering Creativety (See full report) in 2015. One of its key findings was that…

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How to Host a Book Launch

A question was asked of me, recently, by a member of the FBCW.  “How do I go about planning a book launch?” It was a wonderful question, and I thought it deserved a blog post! I’ve seen many hosted, and they’re all a bit different–there is really no right way…

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