I was fortunate enough to hear Ross Laird speak at a Writers' Union of Canada symposium yesterday. The topic was "Securing a Footing in the Changing Literary Landscape" and boy was this guy good. He was upbeat, encouraging and full of advice and resources to help writers equip themselves for the revolution that publishing is undergoing. In fact, he's a goldmine of information on all sorts of topics, from running, to refinishing antique mahogany to how to become more web savvy.
If you are an educator, parent, or forward thinker, you won't want to miss his fabulous article on "The Reinvention of Teaching." It's provocative as well as informative. It was refreshingly concrete and not steeping in double speak!