Can-Con in Ottawa, October 30-November 1, 2015

Who do I ask for permission?

Can-Con Logo (used without permission).

So Can-Con is coming to Ottawa. I heard about this through the Ottawa Writer’s Circle. Some of the organiser’s belong to OWC.  So I registered already. Here’s what has me excited: I get to pitch my novel to select Canadian publishing companies. I have signed up for three and will wait to see the others. You can only sign up for three online for some reason.

One company only publishes Science Fiction and prefers Canadian content novels. So I am happily going to pitch Symbiotic Patriotic, my Sci-Fi novel. It has gathered dust, but I can breathe new life into it. This novel takes place in present day and starts in Algonquin Park before heading to Ottawa. Hopefully, this meets their desires. I LOVE this story but stopped writing it because I didn’t think I could write it properly. I’ve changed my mind. I totally can. It is a novel about someone discovering ancient nanotechnology. ‘Nuff said.

But it is Craobh I want to pitch and with it Duilleog. I would love to get picked up by a publishing house. That would make my day. Editing would come with it and hopefully a much better polish on my writing. Here’s what people don’t realise: almost everyone can write. It just comes down to just how much work someone who is professional at editing has to do to get your novel into mainstream quality for publishing. Oh, and you need to tell a good tale. But that just takes imagination.

Enough babbling. I’ve work to do.



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  1. Erin Fellows

    That’s so exciting Donald! Fingers crossed. I’m sorry to hear your publisher did not do her job but that’s great your friend was able to step in and tell you what you needed to know. I honestly didn’t find anything wrong with Duilleog, but I was so wrapped up in the story I didn’t notice anything. All in all, it’s a great story and you are a great writer. I look forward to reading many more books to come. Good luck!

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