Keep writing, keep believing

For those of you slogging it out on your manuscript and wondering whether it will ever be published, consider the story of author T. J. Newman. In the acknowledgements of her first book “Falling”, Newman says her manuscript was rejected by 41 literary...

With time on our hands

The past year has been tough on all of us in one way or another. Too many people have tragically lost their lives, and too many more are struggling with the loss of family, friends, good health, livelihoods, and safety nets. Not being able to meet up in person, dine...

In my own backyard

The first words – in fact, the only words – I saw were Directing Mentorship. Everything else in the introductory paragraph blurred out as my imagination took me on a wild ride. Me, directing a play, at a major theatre company in my own backyard. For a brief moment, I...

A few good tips for writing

If you’re doing a bit of writing at the moment, here are a few things you might like to keep in mind. All of these have come up on a somewhat regular basis in some of the manuscripts I’ve edited over the years, and even a few published books I’ve...