Two things. First, my friend Graeme Brown recently published a novella called the Pact. Brown is a prolific world builder and proponent of outlining. He’s taught me that a published book contains only a fraction of an authors efforts. Case in point, Brown keeps stacks of notes detailing every aspect of his built-world, which will never… Read More SPACE JOURNALISM


Over the weekend I attended Winnipeg’s  Central Canada Lit Fest, dedicated to all things speculative fiction. The festival catered to writers, with workshops on publishing, marketing, world-building, cover art, query letters, beta reading, and so forth. Here are five of the most informative and surprising things I took note of: 1. The publishing world is not in shambles. The… Read More C4 LIT FEST