Indigenous Authors for June 21st

t-shirt on a woman shows the word "resilient."

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Canada has an extremely complicated history with its indigenous peoples, and unlike many would like to think, this history is recent—as recent as 1996, when the last residential school closed.  The history between settlers and Canada’s indigenous people didn’t end with the signing of treaties—some of which continue to be dishonored.

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Why Reading Makes You a Better Writer

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I often see questions in Facebook writing groups about whether reading makes you a better writer. My answer would usually be a resounding yes, but when you think about it, the real answer is “it depends.” For example, if you’re an avid reader of nonficiton (read: me), you’re not going to necessarily be a better fiction writer because of it.

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