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Interview with Author Linda Abbott

Last month, author Linda Abbott, published her first novel entitled The Loss of the Marion.  Newfoundlanders among you may already be aware of the story, either from local folklore or the song by Simani recorded back in the ‘80s.  For those who aren’t familiar, the Marion was a banking schooner […]

September 14, 2012

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Mordecai Richler: “I am a compulsive rewriter.”

I first saw this video clip many years ago – I believe I was in junior high at the time.  I knew about Jacob Two-Two of course, but I hadn’t read any of Mordecai Richler’s other works.  I remember being fascinated by the writing room, by his description of the […]

August 20, 2012

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Depends what you mean by “done”

Word that I’m writing a novel is starting to spread.  It’s very exciting.  People are stopping me to ask when the book will be done, and when it will be on shelves. 

August 15, 2012

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When in doubt, spit it out

Yesterday was nuts.  Errand day makes me tired and cranky, so you can imagine the mood I was in 10:00 last night when I finally sat down to work on the book.  I’m at a point in chapter five when two of my main characters meet for the first time, […]

July 12, 2012

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