writing

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?
"The Big Swim" will be published in February, 2015.

Getting my book on climate change published: Nerves in patterns on a screen

The emotional landscape of trying to get published surprised me: why was I more anxious about a publisher accepting my manuscript than about it being rejected?

Powerful readings at Megaphone's "Voices From the Street" launch

Like the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood itself, the writers were multi-faceted and impossible to pigeonhole.

Lynn Schnurnberger on life, writing, and the Best Laid Plans

It’s never too late for a fresh start, as the characters in Lynn Schnurnberger’s latest literary romp soon find out.

Award-winning authors dazzle at Writers Festival

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival wrapped up this week, with 60 per cent of events at near capacity attendance and more than 13,000 people in the audiences over the six...

This Writer's Life: Silence

Some years ago, I decided that writer’s block didn’t exist, because if what we do when we write is to follow our thought, there is always something to follow—forward, backward, into any number of digr