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About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based journalist and fiction writer.

Student Turned Teacher

My post on teaching novel writing at George Brown College — after taking several writing courses at the college in the 1990s — went up on the Mesdames of Mayhem’s blog site today. Check it out here!

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Three more gems for 13 Claws collection

The winning story and the two runners-up of the Mesdames of Mayhem’s short story contest have just been announced. The winning story is “Night Vision” by Mary M. Patterson. And the two runners-up are “Dana’s Cat” by Rosalind Place, and … Continue reading

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How to Develop Your Novel

My course at George Brown College, Novel Writing II: How to Develop Your Novel, starts up again tomorrow, Tuesday April 11. But it’s not too late to register. You can do so by clicking here. Novel II is for writers … Continue reading

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Included in Passport to Murder!

Beyond thrilled to learn that my short story “The Queen-size Bed” has been selected for inclusion in Passport to Murder, the Bouchercon 2017 crime fiction anthology! Bouchercon–the annual Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, named in honour of the late … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black Water season

It’s officially spring, and early spring can be a deadly season on Canadian lakes as the ice recedes and black water appears. Those who depend on boats and snowmobiles to reach their homes will find this a tricky time of … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s Day, Polish-style

My Polish-Canadian hubby Ed Piwowarczyk loves St. Paddy’s Day. He’s wearing a green shirt today and whipping up his favourite lamb stew with Guinness. I’m making my Irish-Canadian mother’s traditional March 17 dessert, lime Jello. When we were in Dublin … Continue reading

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‘Sensitivity’ editing

Another editor to hire: sensitivity readers to scan for racism, sexism, transgender issues, depiction of chronic pain, depiction of a terminal illness, and no doubt much more. This article says the publishing industry recognizes that “offensive content” is a real … Continue reading

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