writing quotes

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Pico Iyer

This week’s Wednesday Words of Wisdom come from Pico Iyer, a British-born essayist and novelist. I came across one of his books, The Art of Stillness and I saw one of the book’s quotes on Pinterest. This quote isn’t particularly based on writing… but for me, it translates to how I try to approach writing and life.  Continue reading “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Pico Iyer”

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writing tips

Monday Minute: The Importance of Research

How extensive is your background research before beginning a writing project? How extensive is it during your WIP?

I think research is key. It is an integral part of the planning process before writing and a great way to build up knowledge about topics you may otherwise have not learned about before. Continue reading “Monday Minute: The Importance of Research”

Book Reviews

Saturday Summary: The Orenda

Author: Joseph Boydon
Published: September 10, 2013
Format: Hardcover
My Rating on Goodreads: 4 out of 5 stars

The Orenda

The Orenda is a book that’s received a lot of positive reception. It was a candidate for two awards, the 2013 Governor General’s Award for English fiction and the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Orenda was also selected for the 2014 edition of Canada Reads and won. I can definitely say that this book lives up to its reputation.  Continue reading “Saturday Summary: The Orenda”