Writing Prompts

It’s great when the creativity flows, and every word you type on the page is brilliant, but as everyone knows, this isn’t always easy. Sometimes everyone needs a little help getting their creative juices pumping,…

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The Alchemist

I’ve been teaching the novel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to my Grade 12 students for the past few years and find it to be a really valuable novel to study in school, particularly for…

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Historical Fiction

“I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.” -Mamah Borthwick from Loving Frank by Nancy Horan  …

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The Book Fairy Haven

Last week, we were featured on the Book Fairy Haven’s blog. Tammy, who runs the blog, asked us to write about what makes for a compelling romance in YA fiction. We came up with Top…

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Remembering Gary Shusett

Sadly, this past week on August 9th, 2013, Gary Shusett passed away after an illness. He was a lovely person, with a sweet and gruff disposition, and to those with Hollywood dreams, he was an…

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