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Can you recommend a good dictionary and thesaurus? more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Is the creative writing workshop a good way to learn to write? more

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Have you got any tips for a first-timer applying for an arts council writing grant? more

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Should a poet put up with a poem being edited? more

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Where does a Boomer start in marketing her self-published books via the internet? more

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I am a grade nine, philosophizing logophile trapped in a frustrating predicament. My problem is that I take too much time writing my English assignments. more

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I'm a writer who needs a "regular job" for food and rent. Some of my writing friends say it's better to get any kind of writing job, and others say I should do something completely different. Want to weigh in? more

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Studies show that early morning is the best time to write, but I am not—repeat, not—a morning person. Any advice? more

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How do real writers get serious time to write? more

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I haven’t sent out very many submissions to magazines and agents because I'm working on my thesis for my Creative Writing MFA. Is it better to submit work and delay completion of the thesis? more

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How much can I object to my editor’s changes before I get a reputation for being a jerk? more

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I have begun to approach agents with my book proposal. How much minor activity should I include on my CV? more

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What exactly is pre-writing and how much writing time should I devote to it? more

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I have written a short story about a client (I help people deal with their hoarding issues). How do I tell the story of his living space and his attachment to his piles of stuff, and respect his privacy at the same time? more

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What are your five favourite references for English grammar? more

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Advice to writers always includes strategies for shutting down the critic within. I am a pretty good critic, having spent years editing books. Now I’m writing, and I am reluctant to shut down those instincts and skills. Any tips? more

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What is the difference between flash fiction and postcard stories? more

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If I were to publish essays on my not-so-innocent children and their behaviours, or combine them in a book-length work of creative non-fiction, how would I protect their reputations? more

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I recently started writing my first book, a memoir, but I am unsure how to write something so long. Do you have any advice on how to make writing a long project more manageable? more

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Can workshops really make my writing better? more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

What should a writer do when a magazine editor makes editorial errors?

—Alarmed, Swift Current SK

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