‘Will Come the Words: Writers & their creative spaces’ Archives

Will Come the Words: Susan Siddeley’s creative space

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SUSAN SIDDELEY lives and writes in Toronto, Canada — and in Santiago, Chile, where she also hosts writers’ retreats at her vineyard parcela.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2013

On Writing: Find the right “space to create” — guest post by Coral Jewell

Note from Allyson: Coral’s post is dedicated to author Doris Lessing (1919 – 2013), who passed away yesterday at age 94. The title of the series to which Coral responds here, “Will Come the Words,” was inspired by the following:

“But the essential question is, Have you found a space, that empty space, which should surround you when you write? Into that space, which is like a form of listening, of attention, will come the words, the words your characters will speak, ideas — inspiration.  If a writer cannot find this space, then poems and stories may be stillborn.” ~ Doris Lessing

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Monday, November 18th, 2013

Will Come the Words: author Robert Rotenberg’s creative space

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ROBERT ROTENBERG lives and writes in Toronto, Canada.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Will Come the Words: Gail Gallant’s creative space (she’s not saying it’s haunted but …)

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Will Come the Words: Michelle Berry’s creative space

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MICHELLE BERRY lives and writes in Peterborough, Canada.

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Monday, October 21st, 2013

Will Come the Words: Christy Ann Conlin’s creative space

This series, Will Come the Words: Writers & Their Creative Spaces, sprang out of my recent visit to the home of freelance lifestyles and food writer Stephanie Dickison and a discussion about how our creative spaces reflect our personalities and influence our writing. I’ve received numerous enthusiastic responses to her introduction (read it here) via this site, Facebook, and e-mail, and clearly she’s made many readers think more deeply about their writing spaces — what they like and what works and/or how they might change things up.

In coming weeks we’ll enjoy a peek at the creative spaces of a cross-section of writers, authors, and poets from coast to coast, including Michelle Berry, Robert Rotenberg, Gail Gallant, Barbara Lambert, and Catherine Graham. Today we drop in on adult and young-adult fiction author Christy Ann Conlin. 

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CHRISTY ANN CONLIN lives and writes in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, about ten minutes from the Bay of Fundy.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013