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Masonic Interview

This is an interview I recorded in the late autumn of 2010, when I was a guest of the Grand Lodge of Ontario at their headquarters in London, Ontario...


Writing: On Characters

Sometimes I get excited about my work...


About Writing "Description"

I hear so many people today talking tripe about the need to avoid long, detailed description that "gets in the way of the story." It's a no-brainer that anything that is clunky, awkward and badly crafted is going to get in the way of any story... That's why good authors work so hard at their craft to avoid such things. But the people who say--or even imply--that writers (and especially young writers) should take care to avoid being too descriptive have been watching too many movies and WAY too much TV.



Jack in the News!
  • The Globe and Mail 1/2/2105
    Author Jack Whyte on why he wrote his new book, the best advice he’s received and more
  • Edmonton Journal 12/5/2014
    Book review: Engrossing Jack Whyte trilogy culminates in battle
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