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I’m Not Going to Law School Because I’m Not Full of Shit

 I studied legal philosophy in my undergrad. Here’s why I’m not going to law school. People often describe me as an “extreme person.” Being a hypochondriac, a slight pelvic pain is enough to send me down the rabbit hole of Wiki pa...

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Fred’s Fifth Favour-Part Two

A few stops later, Fred alighted from the bus on a road, by a gate of the local park. His destination the road on the other side, Harry entered the park and set off across the expanse of green via the footpath. As he walked, he hummed amiab...

Balls of Steel: What’s Holding You Back from Becoming a Professional Writer?

The path to being a professional writer can be harder when you become your biggest obstacle. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman dishes out tough-love advice to help you achieve your writing dreams. I had a conversation recently with someone frustrat...

Students Protest Amidst Allegations of Corruption at U of T Scarborough

Campus police were called as a candidates meeting for the U of T Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) was interrupted when around 50 students entered the conference room, whilst chanting “Freeze the SCSU election”, according to a...

A 2001 Conversation with Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titan Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)

Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22, 2018 at the age of 88. In May 2001, Writer’s Digest had the honor of speaking with Le Guin about her process, her inspiration and her impressive body of work. Read the story here. Ursula Le G...

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The Hobbit

Have you read Tolkien’s “The Hobbit?” How about The Lord of the Rings? I’d like to know what your experience was like, and what your thoughts are. — I remember reading The Hobbit for the first time in elementar...

Successful Query Letter Examples: Anna Quinn & ‘The Night Child’

This article is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the successful query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the w...

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How important is it…

Thanks everyone for your comments. There’s a diverse mix of opinions here, just as I hoped. Sorry, bit of a long post below. I’ve replied to most of you but to those I haven’t it’s just because a reply wasn’t n...

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The Sign of Hatred

“Help! Help!” The woman who was signing ran down the landing of her house. The walls on either side of her were blazing from floor to ceiling. Thick smoke obscured everything behind her. She threw her arms around John Stafford a...

For the Love of Writing: 25 Wordsmiths Explain Why They Write

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or fewer? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Last month, we called for our readers to share the motivations behind their wondrous words and reasons behind their lov...

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