Category: Manuscript Mentors

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

In many ways September does seem like a new year, and to the members of the Ontario Writers’ Conference planning committee this feels like beginning to prepare for Christmas morning. Our very own Christmas morning – May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 – when we get to see the look on your faces – the sparkle…

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Paying It Forward

Writing communities are the most supportive and generous places I’ve found to get out of the dog-eat-dog rat race that is the rest of the world. Whether it’s the large writing circles, writing-related events or those small clusters of aspiring writers who gather to hone their craft and their quivering manuscript pages – writers are…

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Turn One-Two-Three into Publish Me

“What did she say to you?” My friend, Kevin Craig, spotted me leaving a blue pencil session with literary agent Carolyn Forde at the 2010 Ontario Writers’ Conference. Not sure what clued him in. Could it have been the dazed grin on my face? My feet barely grazing the ground? I think he noticed hope blooming. Converting…

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