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Paul Butler

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Paul Butler is the author of novels The Widow's Fire (In press, Inanna, 2017), The Good Doctor (2014), Titanic Ashes (2012), 1892 (2008), NaGeira (Pennywell Books, 2006), which appeared on one of the judge's (Donna Morrissey) Canada Reads shortlists, Easton's Gold (Brazen Books, 2005), Easton (Flanker Press, 2004), Stoker's Shadow (Flanker Press, 2003), short-listed for the 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards, and The Surrogate Spirit, Jesperson Publishing (2000). The novels Easton, Easton's Gold and Nageira explore the apsects of the pre-colonial history of the New World. Butler has written for The Globe and Mail, The Beaver, Books in Canada, Atlantic Books Today and Canadian Geographic. He has contributed to CBC Radio regional and ...more

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Paul Butler I begin my writing day by editing something from a previous chapter or passage of the novel-in-progress so that I am eased into the work. Usually by…moreI begin my writing day by editing something from a previous chapter or passage of the novel-in-progress so that I am eased into the work. Usually by the time I am properly "into" it I will have something to add, which leads to something else etc...(less)
Paul Butler Thanks for the question, Bianca. I think my greatest challenge lay in the fact that Grenfell himself is still a revered character in some quarters,…moreThanks for the question, Bianca. I think my greatest challenge lay in the fact that Grenfell himself is still a revered character in some quarters, especially those of a conservative (with a small c) mindset, while my own theme was really the narcissism at the centre of the colonial urge. Having the confidence to foist one's own values upon a faraway place is not such an attractive or forgivable trait. I was therefore highly critical of Grenfell's approach. Yet Grenfell is still celebrated at least to an extent. So in my imagination I always had Grenfell's admirers looking over my shoulder, daring me not to go too far. And at the same time every note of caution caused a push back, a sense there was no point doing it at all if I was not going to go for it properly and tell it the way I really saw it. Hope this answers your question!(less)
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Titanic Ashes

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NaGeira

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1892

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The Good Doctor

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Easton

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Hero

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The following discussion is adapted from my author blog www.paulbutlernovelist.wordpress.com

At first glance the question seems straight forward enough. You need opinions and editing advice before you send your work away to a publisher or agent. You might be leery of professional evaluators and editors because of the extra cost or because you might not know them personally and have (understanda... Read more of this blog post »
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