writing


For the students

The story’s not unique: you’ve been told by your teacher or professor that you’re a “good writer.” You want to hone your writing skills beyond…


Lit up

It may be impossible to positively establish a statistically significant link between drinking and produc­ing great writing. However, a sizable enough sample of what many…



When writing fades to black

Writing haunts me like a bad-burrito-and-beer night; it stings my gut, a constant reminder of the denial that I have consumed for well over a…


Rolling with Ball

Jonathan Ball is a writer, a filmmaker and scholar, but mostly, he’s a writer. The author of two quite successful recent books, Ex Machina and…


Never quit, boys, never quit

The other evening, my buddy Woodtick and I were drinking a beer behind the Park Theatre, waiting to see the Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Show. The…


Writing rainbow

Daria Salamon, author of the Prairie Bridesmaid, finds that she does her best writing when she starts at 10 p.m. and works away into the…