PQ Weekly Roundup: 29 Jun 2018

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.



It’s shaping up to be a scorching hot Canada Day weekend, so I definitely recommend keeping cool, drinking lots of water, and settling in for a good book or two.

Have a great holiday!


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2 Responses to PQ Weekly Roundup: 29 Jun 2018

  1. Hi Steph

    Why would you state you’re not a writer? That statement seems to hold no truth. I thought you were one-of-the-best-writers out there and I’m not wrong.

    You do realize I can challenge that statement right?

    Is this a ploy to get others to write better than they do? I mean seriously Steph, I don’t believe for a second you believe in your own statement. Whoever planted that nasty idea in your head is clueless. And you’re not clueless, so you can’t convince me your statement is true.

    Being a Reader instills imagination and skill it takes to becoming an Author. You’re the Author of Porcupine Quill and a GREAT writer which is better than a good one.

    Donna Thompson Author of The Compilations of Foresta Gump–award nominated!

    • Steph says:

      Aw, thanks for your kind words Donna.

      I suppose what I mean to say is that I couldn’t fathom writing a novel or completing a story collection or pulling together a coherent bunch of poems. First of all, there’s the challenge of people wanting to read whatever it is I came up with, but mostly, my problem is a very technical one–I’m too picky to stop fiddling!

      When I speak about writing here, I’m thinking of the sort of professional activity that delineates people who can string a few words together and those who have the sort of inspiration and tenacity that results in publishable works.

      I like to think of myself as a hobbyist. Perhaps with a few decades of practice and a bucket of inspiration, I could be the sort of writer I admire. Stranger things have happened!

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