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What 40 Years Struggling To Publish A Book Taught Me About Rejection

Michael Clarkson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
Michael Clarkson

Rejections ache. Book rejections have their own trauma, and yet they're a chance for growth. In the 40 years it took me to get my non-fiction book, The Age of Daredevils, published, I learned about my weaknesses and how to take a punch.

Are You Ready To Accept Your Call To Adventure?

Steph Jagger | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Steph Jagger

What would change if we spent as much time glorifying start lines as we do finish lines? What if we cheered as wildly for people the moment they assumed their position in the starting blocks as we do when they run through the tape at the end of the race?

The Invention Of Science: How The Very First Fact Came To Be

David Wootton | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
David Wootton

In 1646, Sir Thomas Browne wanted to rid the world of a vast range of false beliefs -- that elephants have no knees, that beavers bite off their testicles to avoid capture, that garlic disempowers magnets, and so on and on. Browne's problem was that he had no simple way of describing what he was doing.

Cendrine Marrouat: Life's Little Photographer

David Leonhardt | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Cendrine never knew she wanted to be a photographer. She had always planned to be a teacher. And she did. She taught French for 13 years, then started teaching social media, too. In fact, she is the author of two social media books. How does a teacher even find photography?

My Lunch With a Newly Published Harlequin Author

Mary Warner | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Mary Warner

Jennifer Hayward is Harlequin's newest author. Her new novel, The Divorce Party, was just released as an eBook and will hit stores in paperback later this month. I decided to ask Jen out for lunch.

Interview with Night Film Author, Marisha Pessl

29Secrets | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
29Secrets

Written by Sara Koonar for 29Secrets.com Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film has received major buzz. The fictional book centers on the death of As...

How to Take Criticism, And Why it Doesn't Always Matter

Donald D'Haene | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

Criticism is very subjective. My first editor told me, "I don't care for your writing style. Too personal." A decade later that personal style landed me a publisher's contract for my autobiography, Father's Touch. My advice when seeking out critical opinion is not to sell yourself short -- aim high, not low.

The Imperfect Pleasure of Reading Christopher Hitchens

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

This week I had the imperfect pleasure of reading the final work of an author who admired Orwell and who died at age 62 under comparable circumstance. The imperfection of the pleasure with which I greeted the arrival to my mailbox of a new Christopher Hitchens book was a matter of subtraction, a momentary joy diminished by the awareness I'd never experience it again.

Penguin Canada Publishing Director Lynne Missen

Mary Warner | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Lynne Missen is publishing director of Penguin Canada Young Readers, its children and young adult program. Lynne has been an editor for ...