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Coming This December!

Greetings from Winnipeg’s West End! Recently, while at a conference we were approached by several people who mentioned how much they love to read our updates about Micah, especially the […]

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Monday Quotable – Ray Bradbury

“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.” —Ray Bradbury

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What Really Matters?

Take a couple of minutes and watch this video by Hank Green. It’s all about finding meaning in our lives. I think it is helpful. What do you think?

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The Last Verdict: a death row novella by Jamie Arpin-Ricci

How Fiction Can Change Lives

Since the release of my novella, “The Last Verdict”, I have received a surprising number of emails from readers who were deeply impacted by the book. Almost every one of […]

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“We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. … Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.”

Monday Quotable – John Updike

“We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. … Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make […]

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“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”—Virginia Woolf

Monday Quotable – Virginia Woolf

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” —Virginia Woolf

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Grammar Gaffes

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“Marketing is not what lures a writer to this pursuit. Marketing is the adversary that arrives smuggled inside the Trojan Horse of one’s creative impulse.”

Monday Quotable – Jane Friedman

“Marketing is not what lures a writer to this pursuit. Marketing is the adversary that arrives smuggled inside the Trojan Horse of one’s creative impulse.” –Jane Friedman

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Writing Advice from Ta-Nehisi Coates

Some simple, yet very wise writing advice from Ta-Nehisi Coates:

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