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Interview #71!

The seventy-first author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today. This time I interviewed Rune Christiansen about what first drew him to poetry, the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching, and how involved he was with the translation process of his newest book.  You can find the interview here.

This is also the second interview this year with the three authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Lit On Tour event; this year the event will be on November 5th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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Interview #70!

The seventieth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live last week (whoops!) This time I interviewed Ann Hui about becoming the Globe and Mail‘s national food reporter, her new book Chop Suey Nation, and what she thought of “chop suey” dishes when she finally tried them.  You can find the interview here.

This is also the first interview of three this year with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Lit On Tour event; this year the event will be on November 5th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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Interview #69!

The sixty-ninth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This time I interviewed Michael Haynes about why he started writing trail guides, the research involved, and why The Great Trail was published in two volumes.  You can find the interview here.

 

 

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#WriteTuesday – Editing Sections 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 18

One week later and I’m still plugging along on the edits to the Make Your Way story. 🙂

Last Wednesday I got sections 10, 11, 12, and 14 all edited.  Then I finished off sections 17 and 18 yesterday.  No new sections have been added to this chunk of the story with the edits; the story remained the same, it just needed to be fixed up a bit.  I found sections 10, 11, 12 and 14 all relatively easy to edit because they were all pretty straightforward.  17 gave me a bit of trouble just because a lot of my descriptions were really awkward (which is why I didn’t continue with it on Wednesday).  But when I worked on it yesterday it didn’t seem too bad, and I got section 18 edited pretty quickly.

So here’s the plan for the next week: editing sections 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21 and 32. I considered moving to the right side and starting those edits, but it made more sense to me to fix up the one side of the story first before moving onto the other.

Flowchart of the Make Your Way story showing the sections I'm rewriting next

I’m also working on a project at work that I’m really excited for.  Me and a coworker are writing a radio drama-style podcast for the library. He has been writing the first drafts then I’ve been going back and editing them. We’ve got the first four scripts done, and 5 and 6 are written as first drafts (I’m now working on editing them this week). The one problem I’m having is that it’s getting harder and harder to leave the podcast at work (even though we’ve both agreed that we’re only going to write it on work time). The current plan is to have all 10 episodes written for the fall; we want to do a read through with all of the cast in October, with the hopes of starting to record not long after that. I was going to be voicing one character, but after writing it, I now really, really want to voice a different character. I’ll give you another update on the podcast once all of the scripts are written. 🙂

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Interview #68!

The sixty-eighth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This time I interviewed Tony Cliff about all the books he is reading, how he got started in animation, and the inspiration for Delilah Dirk.  You can find the interview here.

 

 

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Interview #67!

The sixty-seventh author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This time I interviewed Jennifer Robson about her research process, her love for writing about the World Wars, and the inspiration for her newest novel. The Gown.  You can find the interview here!

(As a side note, there wasn’t an interview in May on TBPL Off the Shelf).

 

 

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Interview #66!

The sixty-sixth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This time I interviewed Armand Garnet Ruffo about his love of form and genre, writing creative biographies, and his new book Treaty#.  You can find the interview here!

 

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