The View Today from the Old Stone House

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated you on general news around here. Thought I’d take a moment this morning to do so. Recent Reading & Signing at Neustadt Public Library While it would seem I was prepared for the event Saturday, March 28 at the Neustadt Public Library, the local residents were not. Four people attended, one of whom was my dear, long-time friend, Vandy Simpson, who, with her husband, Darrell Markewitz, were coming for…

Guest Artist: Laurie-Lynn Percy

It never fails to amaze me how many Canadians make all or part of their living in the arts. We write, we paint, we sculpt, photograph and choreograph, compose and create, sing and act. We can’t seem to help ourselves. By day we may earn our bread and shelter by serving the retail sector, tallying numbers, upholding justice and caring for the infirm. We may labour in the cold on construction sites, submit ourselves to…

Indie vs. Corporate Music Careers

An old acquaintance of mine, Heather Dale, posted this insightful article on her blog recently, and I thought the parallels between indie music and publishing were quite remarkably similar. A decade ago when I started writing a series of articles called ‘IndieTips’, I called the first one “Label or Independent?” But in the 21st century, that title is no longer appropriate: every working musician these days has (or should have) a record label. The correct…

60 Days Review, by Franklin Carter

Paul Lima has written a thin paperback called How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. If you are an aspiring writer of non-fiction, you should read Paul’s book and take his advice. How to Write explains the steps you should follow to create the first draft of a 25,000- to 50,000-word manuscript. Paul’s advice can help you spend time more efficiently, reduce unnecessary frustration and write a well-organized manuscript in just 60 days….

An Afternoon with Lorina Stephens

Join the staff at the Neustadt Public Library for readings from, discussions about and book signing of my books, And the Angels Sang, and Shadow Song. 45% of the proceeds from the sale of my books will be donated to the Neustadt Library. Location: Neustadt Library, 511 Mill Street, Neustadt Ont. N0G 2M0Phone: 519-799-5830email: neustadt@wightman.caDate & Time: Saturday, March 28, 2009, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Map