Quill and Quire

Writing Life

Hello to arms

I have just completed a year as chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada, a year which – due entirely… Read More »

Maybes and might-have-beens

Usage guides published before 1980 or so don’t even mention it, and the authors of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of English… Read More »

Privacy beyond the grave

Andrew Marvell and his Coy Mistress notwithstanding (“the Grave’s a fine and private place, /but none I think do there… Read More »