Ontario Writers Conference: Crow vs. Raven

I googled myself the other day. (I know, risky right?) There’s a writing retreat coming up later this year that I want to attend but

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A Poem for Writers

– A Poem for Writers – January 15, 2018 A Poem for Writers Know that stories come from the heart, and are only fine-tuned by the mind. Know that you can

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21 Facilitated Writing Retreats in Canada

Check out these 15 writing retreats happening across Canada in 2018. Relax and recharge while working on something that’s important to you!

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Four Poems by Carolyn Grisold

– Four Poems by Carolyn Grisold –  January 10, 2018 We Need to Talk I have never spoken to you in this voice My real voice My one and only

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Dragon’s Fire, Sick of Dancing

– Two More Poems by James Brandon – January 10, 2018 Dragon’s Fire It comes out of me like dragon’s fire and I want to push it just a little

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Writing Therapy: Healing with Words

Writing Therapy: Healing with Words My Writing History I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. I started writing stories as soon as I learned to write

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Best Email Marketing System for Authors

– Choosing an Email Marketing System – In this article, I compare 8 email marketing systems geared towards small businesses and then tell you which email marketing system I ultimately

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Expressive Writing Workshops in Toronto

– Expressive Writing Workshops in Toronto – Growing forward through writing – expressive writing workshops with Allison McDonald Ace. 

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Two Poems by James Brandon

– Two Poems by James Brandon – January 2, 2018 Between Us Nothing exists, it’s right there, between the something between us   So sit down and close your eyes.

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Writing Prompt #1

Dreamers Creative Writing Prompts: Writing Prompt #1 Here is a writing prompt, a set of seven questions that I was given at the start of my Writing the Self class 

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What is Flash Fiction?

What is Flash Fiction? Plus, 6 Places to Submit Flash Fiction! What is Flash Fiction? Flash fiction is defined as very short fiction, usually less than 1000 words. In some

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15 Canadian Creative Nonfiction Contests

Are you a writer of creative nonfiction? Here are 15 publications in Canada that offer creative nonfiction contests throughout the year. 

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Writing to Find Yourself – Writers Workshop

Join Kat McNichol of Dreamers Creative Writing at the University of Guelph! Attend Kat’s writing workshop at the University of Guelph Writers Workshop.

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How to Promote a Book or Anthology

Promoting a Book, Promoting an Anthology. I’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of marketing activities for promoting a book or promoting an anthology.

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Firefly Creative Writing: Workshops and Retreats

Firefly Creative Writing is an intimate little writing business based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This wonderful company is close to my heart.

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Online Master’s Degree in Creative Writing

Creative Writing Major: Are you looking for a graduate level Master’s Degree in Creative Writing you can take online? Read about three of my Canadian favourites!

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Canadian Creative Writing PhD

There are many Creative Writing PhD programs in Europe, and approximately thirty in the United States, but there are only two in Canada.

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Why Therapeutic Writing?

Why Therapeutic Writing – by Kat McNichol – December 29, 2017.  The study of therapeutic writing, also known as writing for wellness, expressive writing and developmental creative writing, has only

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