Canadian small press publishing is an incredibly dynamic and exciting business, frought with incredible highs and frustrating lows. Turnstone's Bird on a Wire is part blog, part rant, and part resource. It's our place on the web to share our thoughts and experiences while working in Canadian publishing.

K.I. Press on Binge Writing

Binge writing goes like this. First, you check Facebook for two to three hours. Then, when everyone else, even people on Facebook, have gone to sleep and there is nothing new in the world, you stare at the sentence that heads the section from your outline that you are supposed to be writing tonight. You have no idea what the next sentence is.


As you may have heard, there is a heart-melting tradition in Iceland where they exchange books for Christmas and spend Christmas Eve with their new literature. No matter how you celebrate the winter season, this year is a great time to start a new tradition with the gifting of new books to your family and friends. Here at Turnstone, we have some wonderful recommendations for everyone on your list—including you! 

Brenda Hasiuk's Clash of Vocations

Years ago, when I was just starting out as a writer, I read a biography of Chekhov. He was a working MD, family man and story writer and struggled his entire life to find time for them all. Now, my day job does not involve aiding Russian villagers, and I’m not a genius, but turns out Chekhov and I do have this in common. Between working, family and writing, I am forever torn between vocations.
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