Give Feedback, Don't Workshop

As someone who has attended a lot of writing groups over the past five years or so, I’ve begun to notice a pattern. There is such a thing as good...

Writing is Like Making Maple Syrup

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the process of writing. Moreso about the process of editing / revising, and what constitutes “good” writing, or even “good enough” - mostly...

How To Escape The Slush Pile

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading lately of the submissions for our soon-to-be launched tdotSpec magazine and have noticed some patterns. Being an aspiring writer myself, I thought...

The 'A' Game

Some time early last year, we played a game at one of our writing meetups, which as far as I can tell is unique and of our own invention. The...

How to Run A Writing Group

It’s very hard to believe, but Toronto Horror Writers has been running for over five years now (!). I started the group because when I began writing again, all of...