Writing Practice | Your Number One Goal

by Marylee MacDonald in General

A daily writing practice can turn the dream of becoming a published author into a reality. As author Jean Hegland says, “If you can brush your teeth, you can write a book.” In this post, I’m going to show you how to set up a writing practice. A Writing Practice Is Like Any Other Habit […]

Independent Publishers: The Good, the Bad, and the Sleazy

by Marylee MacDonald in General

Independent publishers could hold the key to you getting your book into print. Let’s face it. No matter how good a book is, writers have a tough time finding an agent. That’s just the reality of publishing. Photo Source Agents only sell to New York publishers. If they can’t make a deal with them, they’ll […]

Giller Prize Shortlist: Canada’s Finest

by Marylee MacDonald in General

If you’ve ever gone to Stratford (Ontario) for the Shakespeare Festival, crossed the border to see Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, or taken the ferry to British Columbia, you’ve no doubt visited a Canadian bookstore and noticed prominent displays that feature Canadian authors, not just those writing in English, but the Canadians writing in […]