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Posts relating to Editing, Workshops, and the Writing/Publishing Business.

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From screenplays to novels to roleplaying and video games, I believe great stories are being told all the time. I enjoy discussing the principles of great storytelling in all its forms and helping people get their great stories out into the world. Feel free to look around, and comments are welcome.

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Book Project Success!

Just got back from Nanaimo where Crystal and I co-hosted a day long workshop series. Attendance was even higher than expected and we received a huge amount of positive feedback from the 55+ attendees. Looking forward to the next one!

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The Book Project

I’ll be speaking at another conference in the new year. If you’re at all interested in any part of the publishing process – from original concept to marketing and promotion – you should definitely check out The Book Project.

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Adventures In Publishing

It’s been quite a while since I updated. Crystal and I have been working feverishly to edit and layout the ridiculous number of fall releases Gumboot Books has scheduled. Among the many, many considerations we are… well… considering, is the rapidly increasing cost of shipping. Since our primary printer is located in the US, getting […]

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SCBWI West Conference

Over the weekend I had the privilege to speak at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Western Canada conference. The conference was a huge success and I had a great time meeting with new writers and listening to the other speakers. Kudos to Ken Kilback for all his hard work in putting it […]

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Query/Manuscript Idol

In association with SCBWI and Gumboot Books, I participated in two great events over the last two weeks. Both events were based on the American Idol model – a letter or manuscript was read aloud until Crystal or myself stopped the reading and then gave our reasons for stopping. Since the groups were kept small […]

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