Quill and Quire

Writing Life

Izzy and I

A fascination with power (and a shared love of jazz) led Peter C. Newman to take on a media tycoon


Everyone agrees that English spelling makes no sense. Think of all those weird inconsistencies. Words that sound the same but… Read More »

Solid waste happens

Here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine you’re hanging a picture. You have a hammer in one hand. In the other,… Read More »

Making it work

Mary-Ann Kirkby had to publish her memoir herself. It turned out to be a bestseller

Growing up in public

Switching from YA to adult fiction means discovering a whole new category of character, writes Gayle Friesen