The Quebec Writers' Federation is a wonderful, busy, thriving organization. I count myself lucky to belong. I have been both a mentee and a mentor in their Mentorship Program. I have twice been asked to speak or read at events they've hosted. I've met many of my current writer friends through QWF. My book of short stories, Ruins & Relics, was a finalist for their 2009 First Book Prize.
Recently I was asked by QWF Writes to expand a piece on editing that I'd written for my blog. Here it is--tweaked and polished under the sharp editorial eye of Crystal Chan.