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The image above is really aspirational. I can’t share the menu or confirm if you’ll have to do any cooking. But I can state, definitively, that after seven years of workshops in Toronto, it’s time to take this show on the road.
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I made one resolution for 2016: to read 100 books. Even though 100 felt like an ambitious target, I didn’t think it was insane. I thought back to my high school days, when I would regularly burn through 2-3 books a week and still have time for high school nonsense. I thought about all the wasted time I could freely redirect towards reading (I’m mostly looking at you, Netflix). I made the pledge public on my mailing list, believing that this accountability would keep me on the page-turning straight and narrow.

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The Start Writing Podcast kicks off with author and Writers’ Boot Camp veteran Allan Rosenfeld to chat about the 2nd edition of his memoir, Holocaust Lumber.

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In a recent post, I gently closed the cover on Sterling, Start Writing’s literary journal. The relief of not having to face the deadlines and trauma of a print publication lasted about, oh, two days. Then the burning question became: what’s next?

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Sterling, Start Writing’s literary journal, launched in 2011. Over five issues, it showcased more than 100 original poems, stories, short plays and comics. Read more…