In an interview talking city cuts for our neighbouring Toronto, the mayor has targeted the Toronto Public Library. Within weeks local branches could be closed and some or all of the Library’s operation could be privatized. He commented that he had more libraries in his neighbourhood than Tim Horton shops. Horrified and offended? So was Margaret Atwood. Here’s how she took on the Mayor in defense of Toronto libraries.
As artists, we all strive to stand apart. Be special. Different. Get noticed. Although RAW readers are writers, we understand the need to be unique for artists of all forms. Who knows why some people have it? That thing…that something different.
This guy’s got it. He may not be a writer, but he’s an artist. And he is different. Yes, the cheese stands alone. Please don’t send me an email of how you were disturbed beyond belief, of hurt your sides from doubling over. I get it. He’s…one of a kind.
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I’m sure glad one guy wanted to be. Check out the plug WDCR (and sister communities WCSC and WCYR) got this week when one of our own members, Tobin Elliot got published on examiner.com. Thanks Tobin! And I want to be a writer too!
click to read How badly do you want to be a writer?
The book is dead?
I don’t think so, but attendees at the Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference got an earful after sitting in on publishing strategist Jane Friedman’s keynote lunch speech, “Is the Book Dead? Who Cares!”
Although there is no one way to achieve writing success, some strategies are more effective or at least more well known than others. One thing can’t be denied: setting goals can’t hurt!