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Part-Time Writer: Real Life Characters

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. “The story has to be about the characters.” If you’re a writer, you’ve heard some version of that statement, or said it yourself. Writers these days encounter it so much that it’s become something of a cliché. In certain contexts, it can even be followed […]

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Part-Time Writer: Leverage Your Skills

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. “We see that you’re a fiction writer,” they say in the job interview. “That’s a lot of work, probably a lot of great experience. We have big challenges ahead of us, and we want that sort of experience on our team.” Exactly the moment every […]

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Part-Time Writer: Bridge Between Worlds

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. I’d pay almost anything to transport some of the fictional characters I’ve written about into the real world. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out with Ciaran, the sarcastic five-year-old dragon who pretends not to be smarter than everyone else and knows his Fred […]

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Part-Time Writer: The Luxury of Patience

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. Let’s talk about money. To some extent we all want it, and writers generally enjoy receiving it in exchange for our books. I don’t think this is just because we want to buy things, or pay rent, or eat; we’ve all been trained to associate […]

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Perspectives of the Part-Time Writer

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. Well, it’s 2019. I’ve been thoroughly negligent when it comes to author notes (spending too much time pretending I know how to use a camera), but the nearest thing to a new year’s resolution I have is to start posting once again. And at least […]

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National Post: Rise of the Independent Publishers

In yesterday’s National Post, Barbara Kay wrote on the future of publishing, and spoke with Kenneth Tam about Iceberg and Champions. Here’s a peek: “Tam’s decade-long pioneering experience in this new, no-rules publishing world shows that small presses can invent themselves as they evolve. Iceberg just launched a new series, The Champions, which will release […]

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Financial Planning: an interview with Peter Tam

Recent events in the international economy have placed many businesses in dangerous territory, but despite the economic slowdown, Iceberg Publishing remains on sure footing. We talked to Iceberg Partner and Chief Financial Officer Peter Tam to learn more about the company’s plans to weather the storm. It’s no secret that Canada and the world are […]

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