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Dance All Summer Long: BC’s Stacked 2023 Music Festival Lineup

We are declaring 2023 the year of music festivals. Or maybe just the year of fun, of which music, dancing, and revelry are key components. This year will mark a triumphant return for some festivals since you-know-what in 2020. In fact, Blizzard Music Festival in Rossland rocked out this past January 26–28 for the first time in two years....

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Unquote: Behind the Scenes at the 2023 Blizzard Music Festival

"Behind the Scenes with Brad Mackay and Holly Borwick at the 2023 Blizzard Music Festival." As journalists and content writers, the Writer’s Block Solutions team has the opportunity to speak with tons of incredible people. However, depending on the assignment, sometimes a brief interview is edited down to a single quote in a short article. That’s why we’ve decided to...

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On Butterfly Wings: A Book Editing Case Study

When she saw “FROM RICK TO RICCI” splashed across The Province newspaper’s front page on Sunday, March 30th, 2008, Jayne Doxtater needed a moment. Even though she was interviewed for the article, it was a different feeling seeing it permanently in print. She took a deep breath. There, paired with before and after photos of her beloved husband, the text...

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A Bookish Partnership: What the Heck Is a Literary Agent?

As writers and editors, we understand how brain-draining drafting a story can be. You have to stick to the conventions of your genre, create relatable characters with rich backstories (while avoiding info-dumps), insert conflict and resolution at appropriate times, write realistic yet plot-propulsive dialogue, and then wrap it all up with a satisfying, cohesive conclusion. Or, maybe you’re the type...

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Unquote: Jessa Gilbert

"Drawing Inspiration from the Landscape." As journalists and content writers, the Writer’s Block Solutions team has the opportunity to speak with tons of incredible people. However, depending on the assignment, sometimes a brief interview is edited down to a single quote in a short article. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our favourite interview excerpts in an ongoing...

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Pitch Perfect: What the Heck Is a Query Letter?

As writers and editors, we understand how brain-draining drafting a story can be. You have to stick to the conventions of your genre, create relatable characters with rich backstories (while avoiding info-dumps), insert conflict and resolution at appropriate times, write realistic yet plot-propulsive dialogue, and then wrap it all up with a satisfying, cohesive conclusion. Or, maybe you’re the type...

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Stooges and Scrooges

We take words very seriously. (Life? Not so much.) With experience in everything from journalism and podcasting to roller derby and rescue animals, we are naturally curious, adventurous, and ready to take on new challenges. Our team has a wide range of complementary skills that makes for a seamless working relationship....

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Unquote: Brad Pommen

"The Circular Economy Has a Life of its Own." As journalists and content writers, the Writer’s Block Solutions team has the opportunity to speak with tons of incredible people. However, depending on the assignment, sometimes a brief interview is edited down to a single quote in a short article. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our favourite interview...

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