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Being tired and writing

I’m going to propose it can help to be physically tired to write what turns out to be the best stuff because you’re probably less likely to censor yourself. Up until recently I would put in 10 hr days, which including lunch and ...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

The High School to Post-Secondary Transition: A Guide

The transition from high school to post-secondary can be challenging. I was no exception. I didn’t do poorly, however, I know I didn’t take advantage of the opportunities post-secondary education had to offer. While I had a good start t...

5 Things You Should Do Before Dropping That Class

That drop date is right around the corner, and you need to figure out if you should drop that course or not. It can be a pretty hard decision, especially if you’ve never done it before – or if you have, and it’s ended badly. I have re...

How to Sell an Essay or Article: 21 Tips for Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Wondering how to sell an essay? Writing a cover letter that’s short and perfect to introduce your pages will sell a piece faster than submitting an excellent article or essay with an uninspired note. This article is excerpted from Susan S...

Getting Started in Freelance Writing: Key Tips from Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun

Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun shares a few tips on for getting started in freelance writing — a topic she’ll address in greater detail in her indieLAB session on what it takes to forge a successful writing career of any kind. I’ve had ...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

Researching Agents: 4 Steps for Identifying & Connecting with the Right Literary Agents

by Leslie Zampetti You’ve written a book. Revised and polished it with the help of your critique group. Composed the perfect query letter. Now it’s time to send it off to every agent open to queries, right? Wrong. Sending your query bli...

Invisible Costs: An Inspiring Interview With Paralympian Alicia Denoon

At the age of ten, University of Guelph student Alicia Denoon underwent a nearly half-day surgery to remove a growing brain tumour. The procedure left Alicia with considerable physical damage, to the point that she was left unable even to s...

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A Lenten Feast

A Lenten Feast (Working Title) A cliche movie for the 1950’s… PETER COLLINS It was open warfare amongst the Year 8 boys. Peter knew here had to be casualties. Most of Peter’s schoolmates had never heard of the Dieppe Raid. You do not ...

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