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Evadne Macedo posts a Q&A with me

Last year, I did a reading at a public library in Toronto’s Beach community. When it was over, a young woman approached to have her book signed and to ask some writing-related questions. Our conversation carried on out onto the street after the event, and I got to know Evadne Macedo, aspiring novelist and all-round lovely person. Evadne is a lawyer, and works by day at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. But she’s also a writer. I read sections of an early draft of her first novel shortly after we met, and saw real promise in those pages. I loved the voice, matter-a-fact tone, and the quirky sense of humour. Well, in the intervening months, Evadne has been hard at work on her manuscript, while starting other writing projects as well, including a second novel, and a writing blog. I’m just now returning to her first novel manuscript, The 29th Day, now that she’s happier with it (or as happy as writers can ever truly be with the state of their manuscript!). I’m looking forward to reading it and offering whatever help I can as she ventures into the publishing waters.

In the meantime, check out her writing blog where she’s posted some interesting interviews with other writers. Evadne is very good at asking thoughtful, meaty, questions. I fear I may be less accomplished at the answering part.

6 responses to “Evadne Macedo posts a Q&A with me”

  1. […] got the horrible idea of trying to make people cry when I heard my mentor, Terry Fallis speak about The Best Laid Plans at the North York Library last summer – he said, “It is […]

  2. […] started when I met Terry Fallis back in late March 2009 at his book reading at the Beaches Public Library. I had the idea of writing a novel back in 2004 […]

  3. […] but I was in the mood for it today and I had the time. I’m waiting for a new round of reader feedback on The 29th Day. I’ve finished preparing the questions for John Bemrose and Anar Ali and have […]

  4. […] As I noted in my recent blog posting, while waiting for reader feedback on my final version of The 29th Day, I am reading writing guides. The one I have found most […]

  5. […] am also getting ready to dive into the final (crossing my fingers) revisions to The 29th Day– Terry Fallis finished reading it in record time and I am looking forward to hearing his thoughts on  how I might polish my […]

  6. […] novel and blog exist because writer Terry Fallis took an interest in my writing in March 2009 when I only had an idea, some small scenes and a five […]

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