• Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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From Gail's Desk

  • In praise of procrastination

    As you’ve already likely experienced, inspiration happens when you press your mind into service, and

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  • Ghosts

    My latest literary novel, The Spawning Grounds, is largely about the watery boundaries between the

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  • Promoting your book

    Years ago, as I put myself through university, I worked in a number of bookstores.

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  • The landscape that inspired The Spawning Grounds

    As anyone who reads my literary novels can likely tell, I am in love with

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  • Gail reads from The Spawning Grounds

    Dear Reader The Spawning Grounds has been a decade in the making. I’d like to

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Guest Blogs

  • Joanna Lilley on how long it can take to write a novel

    I have secretly dreamed of writing a novel for almost as long as I can

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  • Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli on building character

    Building Character Except for General Giuseppe Garibaldi and a few other historical figures, all the

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  • Bill Stenson

    Unpatented Art If one can ignore the first five minutes of every news broadcast, it

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  • Michelle Barker on writing from history

    Historical, or Fiction? Historical fiction is one of those strange literary creatures that has one

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  • Rosie Chard

    Looking at the Overlooked   When people talk about research the mind conjures up images

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  • Jennifer Farquhar on plotting your novel

    When I turned forty, I decided it was time to make the colossal shift from

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  • Frances Boyle on the novella

    When I tell people that I’ve written a novella, the first question I often get

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  • Linda Rogers

    Welcome Nest   I was a breech birth, backwards, left hand reaching, the right hanging

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  • Paulette Dubé

    Are you an engraver or a sculptor?   "The ideal entry is...to ingress without causing

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  • Sandra Gulland on Writing from History

    (Without letting reality get in the way)   The challenge of crafting a novel from

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