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Kevin Craig - Writer - Novelist, Playwright, Poet (wanna be photog).

Ryan Hill’s The Book of Bart - Cover Reveal!

Ryan Hill’s The Book of Bart – Cover Reveal!

Behold! The cover for Ryan Hill’s debut YA Paranormal novel THE BOOK OF BART, coming May 22 from CURIOSITY QUILLS!

Only one thing is so powerful, so dangerous that Heaven and Hell must work together to find it: the Shard of Gabriel.

With a mysterious Black Cloud of Death hot on the shard’s trail, a desperate Heaven enlists the help of Bart, a demon who knows more about the shard than almost…

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The 9th Annual InspiraTO Ten-Minute Play Festival!

The 9th Annual InspiraTO Ten-Minute Play Festival!

It’s almost that time of the year again. The Alumnae Theatre is about to come to life, thanks to Dominik Loncar and his 9th Annual InspiraTO Festival!

Last year, I was fortunate enough to get one of the Playwright Mentoring spots with the festival. Dominik coached and mentored six recipients of this mentoring fellowship, and we each had a play in the festival. When the call went out for plays to…

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Soak up the Creativity at Poetry Sanctuary Days!

Soak up the Creativity at Poetry Sanctuary Days!

This past Sunday, I had a rebirth of sorts. Of the poetic kind. My relationship with poetry has always been dismissive, at best. I kind of use poetry, actually. I’ve always seen it as a sort of calisthenic exercise to lube up the writing mind. The result of my poet-ing has never been the driving factor. It was always about the process, just the playing with words to limber up for the realwriting.…

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2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference, IF YOU DARE!

2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference, IF YOU DARE!

The Ontario Writers’ Conference have done it again! This week they announced the addition of Canada’s Horror King, Andrew Pyper, to their list of speakers! (click on the image below to go to the OWC website’s bio of Andrew Pyper)

Andrew-PyperPyper is no stranger to the Ontario Writers’ Conference stage. He spoke a couple years back. He’s charming and extremely funny, the perfect addition to what looks like…

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April WCDR Roundtable Meeting Registration!

April WCDR Roundtable Meeting Registration!

It’s almost time for the monthly WCDR Roundtable Meeting again. For those who don’t know about it, this is a networking meeting for writers. Perhaps the greatest monthly networking meeting for writers in Ontario, if not Canada, if not the world. I don’t think I’m exaggerating.

In case you’re a writer living in Toronto and you’ve never experienced a WCDR meeting, this blog post is for you. I just…

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What Can YOU Do for Other Writers?

What Can YOU Do for Other Writers? http://wp.me/sAK2B-share

All writers, no matter where they are on their path, can use a little help. There’s so much you can do for your fellow writer friends.

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  • Beta read their manuscript for them. It always helps to get feedback on your story, to know what’s working and what can be tweaked to work better.
  • Go out for a coffee with them to for some 3D mind-mapping. They can bounce their ideas off of you. Sometimes just…

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Life is Good! Another Kick at the Can! Muskoka Novel Marathon…

Life is Good! Another Kick at the Can! Muskoka Novel Marathon…

I am becoming a glass-is-half-full kind of person. I know…I can’t even believe it myself. I’m realizing how much I have to be thankful for. I have AMAZING kids. I mean, they rock. I’m having amazing luck with my mid-life writing career. Two books releasing in the same year! I mean, that’s golden. Such a huge blessing. I can’t look that gift horse in the mouth. I just can’t!

I’m also about to set…

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Inspiration Station - Kaleidoscope Eyes are Everything You’ll Ever Need…

Inspiration Station – Kaleidoscope Eyes are Everything You’ll Ever Need…

I often sing, “the girl with colitis goes by”. Much the same way as I often sing, “hold me closer, Tony Danza“. Just because.  What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. I just thought of this after I wrote the title of this post. Naturally, whenever anybody anywhere hears a line from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds they immediately burst into song…singing the entire song from front to back…

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The History of Us - A 10-Minute Play

The History of Us – A 10-Minute Play

So, in my earlier post I mentioned that my Trafalgar24 play this year was a drama. For all seven of my previously produced 10-minute plays I went with comedy. I’ve written drama in full-length. But nobody has seen them but me. I write full length plays…and they are always dramatic. I just don’t do anything with them. I really don’t know what to do with them. I know I still have a lot to learn as…

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Immerse Yourself - Do Writerly Things

Immerse Yourself – Do Writerly Things

This past weekend was a major ‘Writerly Weekend‘ for me. Well, technically the weekend actually began Thursday night. That was the night I was locked into Trafalgar Castle in Whitby, Ontario. As one of six playwrights taking part in Driftwood Theatre’s Trafalgar24 Play Creation Festival, I was given headshots of two actors, a theme and a room in the castle in which to set my play. Oh, and eight…

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