Gail Whitiker

Spring and Revising. The Whittling Down and Tossing Out

Spring and Revising. The Whittling Down and Tossing Out

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, the promise of warmer weather and sunnier skies. This inspires two things in my psyche: a desire to redecorate and, on a more practical note, the need to organize my closet for the coming season. I am also in the throes of revising a book. Now, you may wonder what shuffling clothes and… Read more →

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates - and Other Metaphors

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates – and Other Metaphors

No, this is not a post about how beneficial chocolate is for the writer’s soul. I think everybody knows that, and personally, I tend to indulge on a fairly regular basis. But back in February, one of our readers asked if someone could do a post on the differences between analogy, allegory and metaphor, and I thought starting off with an… Read more →

Where There's A Will--There's Self Promotion!

Where There's A Will–There's Self Promotion!

Recently, my fellow Pen Warriors and I attended a ‘How to be your own Publicist’ seminar put on by the Writers’ Union of Canada. It was an all day event and happened to fall on the first day of our spring Red Door retreat. orlistat price I freely admit that I signed up for this workshop because I am…um…reluctant, to… Read more →

Valentine's Day. Pressure? You Bet!

Valentine’s Day. Pressure? You Bet!

 It’s almost here! The day that makes brave men tremble, single men sweat, and anxious fathers even more anxious. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day…the one day of the year the world decks itself out in hearts and flowers and celebrates love in all its many weird and wonderful forms. Being a romance author, I thought I’d share a few… Read more →

The World of In-Between

The World of In-Between

I am in between books. This means the last book is finished, the next one is percolating, but I haven’t begun the full out process of writing because I like to give myself breathing space between books. It should be a lovely, peaceful place in which to live for a while. Unfortunately, being in the In-Between also means putting my writing house back in order. That means organizing… Read more →

The End...I Think

The End…I Think

In almost every endeavour outside writing, ‘The End’ means just that. The end. Nothing more to do, no further work required. The project is finished, the debt paid off, the last cookie eaten. Sadly, that doesn’t apply to writing. Because when you reach ‘The End’ in a book, it really means you’re just at the beginning. Oh sure, I love… Read more →

All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love

I hadn’t planned on doing a blog about 911. Knowing that far more compelling words have been written by people far more eloquent than myself, I merely thought to watch the coverage over the weekend and hope that Time, the great healer, would have dulled the harsh edges of grief and made the pain a little easier to bear. I was… Read more →

Book Covers: The Great Unknown

Book Covers: The Great Unknown

I’m going to start with a bit of shameless promotion (because if I don’t, my fellow Pen Warriors are going to shake their heads and give up on me entirely!) by  telling you that BRUSHED BY SCANDAL, my latest Regency, is now available from Mills & Boon Historicals. This is a sequel to my January book, COURTING MISS VALLOIS, and brings… Read more →

The Constant Writer

The Constant Writer

There’s been a tremendous amount of talk of late about how the Internet is changing the face of publishing. Traditional publishers are scrambling to stay afloat in this rapidly evolving world. Agents are trying to figure out where they fit in, and a whole range of new service providers, from cover artists to electronic publishers, are springing up like dandelions… Read more →