writing

Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and a local boy who shines in a mediocre movie

Also: documentaries about Toni Morrison and the power of water and an action thriller with Gerard Butler
Immerse yourself in nature. Write. Then hone your craft.

Upcoming Hollyhock workshop: Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories May 22-27

Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories: If you have always wanted to write, start now. You don't know what you can do until you jump in.

Award-winning novelist Steven Galloway on magic and memories

UBC Creative Writing Associate Professor and Award-winning novelist Steven Galloway talks about his most recent book, "The Confabulist" and his writing process.
Swimming and climate change meet again

The Big Swim: Book titles, covers and more big swimming

The summer’s poetry lay in deciding on a cover and title for my climate book The Big Swim while planning a new “big swim” to raise money for a climate adaptation project.
Endurance sports: Swimming, writing and getting published

Negotiating a book contract: free books and a pony

These articles on getting published are intended to encourage you with YOUR book by taking you through my ups and downs as a first time author.
The Big Swim will be published in February, 2015

Publisher accepts climate book The Big Swim: Sometimes dreams really do come true

Sometimes dreams really do come true, like having New Society Publishers accept my climate book for publication. And then what?