On this chapter of The Word Weaver Podcast, we chat with historical fiction author Bryn Turnbull.
After receiving her BA in English Literature and History from McGill University in Montreal and her Master's in Professional Communications in Ryerson University in Toronto, Bryn was accepted into the historic and prestigious prose program at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she completed her Master's in Creative Writing.
It was during her time at St. Andrews (dubbed "Hogwarts by the sea") where Bryn established her writing routine, found her writing tribe, and workshopped the beginnings of her first book. Bryn also shares insights from her professor, the renowned Scottish writer, John Burnside, who gave her the best piece of writing advice she's ever received.
We talk about how the idea for People Like Us (the working title of her debut novel) was sparked by the Madonna-directed movie, W.E, how important a supportive network of family and friends are in overcoming self-doubt, and how the publishing process is like online dating.
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