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G. Barton-Sinkia

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G. Barton-Sinkia was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree at Carleton University’s School of Journalism before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to her return to Canada, she was a Vice President at a major California bank before finally venturing out to become an author. Her debut novel, By The Next Pause, will be part of three books she is writing for her ‘Toronto Series’ – a collection of stories that not only takes place in the city but explores what it means to be from Toronto. Stories that are universal but have a particular Torontonian feel to it.

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G. Barton-Sinkia Hmmm... don't tell my mother BUT... I usually write sex scenes. I don't know why it works but once I've written it I'm able to concentrate on what I r…moreHmmm... don't tell my mother BUT... I usually write sex scenes. I don't know why it works but once I've written it I'm able to concentrate on what I really need to write. It is the weirdest thing. Another thing I do is write a scene that I know I will never use because it goes against my character's motivation. I write it and then file it away. Usually, it's always a scenario that is bugging me. A scene I don't want to write because I know where it's leading or it's a scene that breaks my heart. I want to present a different scenario from the one I'm currently writing. Often I just give in and write the alternative scene just to get it out of my system and appease that nagging voice in my head. Usually, after that exercise, I realize that the alt-scene wouldn't work and I'm back to where I left off but without the writer's block.(less)
G. Barton-Sinkia The best thing about being a writer is seeing the reaction people have to my work. When readers tell me that a particular scene made them cry or laugh…moreThe best thing about being a writer is seeing the reaction people have to my work. When readers tell me that a particular scene made them cry or laugh, that is the best feeling in the universe. It means that I was able to reach someone through my words. (less)
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By The Next Pause

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A brilliant and poignant book that every educator and social worker should have in their library. A wonderful resource for children and families dealing with abuse. I highly recommend this book for young children currently dealing with abuse within t ...more
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"I’m so upset it’s over!! I have never laughed, screamed and cried and frankly, spoken and yelled out loud 'to' a book ever like I did with this one! I cried for 10mins when I finished it. PLEASE get a copy of this book and pass it along... you won’t " Read more of this review »
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“At the time, I was in the middle of writing my novel and could barely find a spare moment to write a paragraph. I used that time to lock myself away and wrote three chapters that weekend. But what stood out the most was listening to Mvula's Father, Father while crafting the scene in which Pam Allen reaches her breaking point and doesn't know if she can handle the possibility of raising another child alone. The song's arrangement was so beautiful and haunting and evoked the right amount of sadness to help me write the emotional scene.”
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“If I had to choose one author to critique By The Next Pause it would be author Lee Maracle. She is a fascinating and incredible storyteller. After listening to her speak at this year's Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), I think she would be that one person who could tear my work apart, down to the studs, but then help me dig even deeper with one of her lovely anecdotes that would set everything straight again.”
G. Barton-Sinkia, By The Next Pause

“At the time, I was in the middle of writing my novel and could barely find a spare moment to write a paragraph. I used that time to lock myself away and wrote three chapters that weekend. But what stood out the most was listening to Mvula's Father, Father while crafting the scene in which Pam Allen reaches her breaking point and doesn't know if she can handle the possibility of raising another child alone. The song's arrangement was so beautiful and haunting and evoked the right amount of sadness to help me write the emotional scene.”
G. Barton-Sinkia, By The Next Pause

“If I had to choose one author to critique By The Next Pause it would be author Lee Maracle. She is a fascinating and incredible storyteller. After listening to her speak at this year's Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), I think she would be that one person who could tear my work apart, down to the studs, but then help me dig even deeper with one of her lovely anecdotes that would set everything straight again.”
G. Barton-Sinkia, By The Next Pause




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