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Merilyn Simonds


Merilyn Simonds is the author of sixteen books, including The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and The Convict Lover, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. She lives in Kingston, ON.

Each of the paradigm shifts that pushed human communication forward has met with stiff resistance. Even the invention of writing. From the perspective of the twenty-first century, such resistance seems incomprehensible, almost ridiculous. more

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I know you folks are big fans of revising a piece of writing, but it can go too far, right? I’ve gotten skittish about editing my stuff, after seeing people in my writing workshops revise and rewrite and rework and overwork a story or essay until it is dull and shapeless, and the spark that gave it life in the first place has been stamped out.

Liz Vortunato, Calgary AB

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