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5 Networking Tips for Introverts

Clammy hands, shallow breathing, furrowed brows—this is often how I found myself at the mandatory networking events for my co-op program as an undergraduate student. As a self-proclaimed introvert, networking was literally the worst. The ...

2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 11

For today’s prompt, write a warning poem. Warnings can be found everywhere: on the labels of medicine, in the speeches of leaders, and in the advice of parents. Even stories and poems have been known to harbor warnings. ***** Re-create Yo...

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: 5 Important Updates For Students

On Mar. 28, the Ontario Liberal government announced their final provincial budget before the upcoming general election on June 7. Following the announcement, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the budget would focus on “care and opportu...

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Troll In The Dungeon

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Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part Two)

Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter describe their creative process and the decisions that went into writing their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, THE DISASTER ARTI...

For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels

by Angela James “Without romance novels, I wouldn’t be who I am today.” Romance readers have long suffered through Fabio jokes, inaccurate assumptions, contempt, and lurid speculation from those outside the romance community. No other...

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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...

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...

Script Classics: Writer and Director Douglas McGrath on Adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby

Writer-director Douglas McGrath chats about “shrinking” Dickens’ classic, Nicholas Nickleby, into a Golden Globe nominee. Before my interview with Douglas McGrath, who wrote and directed Nicholas Nickleby, I took a quick look at the p...

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