Category Archives: Other Writers

Exploring the writ­ing life through oth­er writers

Drawn to Sea by Yvonne Maximchuk

Drawn to Sea is an hon­est, affec­tion­ate story about love, the land­scape and a gutsy woman find­ing her way in the ebb and flow of life. Maximchuk recounts the chal­lenges and rewards of liv­ing and work­ing in an isol­ated area and trolling with Proctor off the Queen Charlotte Islands. Nature and wild­life is nev­er far away; she’s found cou­gars in her yard, been eye to eye with a killer whale and shared a fin­shake with a dol­phin Continue read­ing

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111 West Coast Literary Portraits

When Barry began pho­to­graph­ing writers he didn’t know he was work­ing on a book. He and his wife at the time, Blaise Enright, were new to the west coast and wanted a pro­ject they could work on togeth­er while find­ing out about their new home. By a quirk of fate, authors became the focal point. But it wasn’t always easy. Continue read­ing

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The house that Jack built

For a writer, hav­ing a ment­or is invalu­able. They often provide point­ers on the craft of writ­ing but, more import­antly, offer sup­port and encour­age­ment. Award-win­ning author, Jack Hodgins, was recently induc­ted into the Comox Valley Walk of Acheivement in recog­ni­tion of his excel­lent writ­ing and his inspir­a­tion to oth­ers. Continue read­ing

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Finding Hope

As often hap­pens, I found the solu­tion to my prob­lem in a book. To alle­vi­ate her fin­an­cial woes, the heroine in the nov­el I was read­ing took in laun­dry and iron­ing. A domest­ic god­dess I am not, but after cast­ing around for some skill to mar­ket, I decided to take in typ­ing.

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