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Second Draft: Name of an unremarkable Rivière-des-Prairies street has a remarkable history

Rue Panis-Charles, in Rivière des Prairies, is a short street of newish, two-storey dwellings in brick and stone. Pleasant though it is, little in its appearance distinguishes it from other streets nearby. 624 more words

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The Second Draft of Doom

What is writing a second draft like?

It’s like going through a wonderful hike in the wilderness on a clear summer’s day with friends, seeing spectacular sights and creating life-long memories….. 147 more words

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Second Draft: In 1711, Montreal was jittery as troops approached from New England. Then came a ... miracle?

Nerves were on edge in Montreal that summer of 1711. Once more the English were threatening to invade, and the power of New France, Montreal included, to defend itself was perilously limited. 618 more words

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Second Draft: New France didn't share New England's hysteria about 'witches'

Anne Lamarque was in trouble. She was 33 and already the owner of a popular Montreal bar and auberge. But she had got under the skin of Montreal’s parish priest, and the authorities threw the book at her. 609 more words

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Beta Readers; Handing Over Your Baby

Sometimes I try and work out what the toughest part of writing a book is. Is it the first draft where everything is at its freshest, but also most fragile? 1,185 more words

A Life In Words

Plagued By Plot Bunnies

I knew there was no such thing as a good side of editing. After last week, where I was convinced my writing was terrible, I thought I’d done a pretty good job of beginning to sort everything out. 335 more words

Points of view

It has been a very long time since I posted anything. Lots has changed. Mostly my second draft is well and truly shaping up into something. 361 more words