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Get to know the writer Derek Stephen McPhail:
1) What is the theme of your story?
as many writers are, consciously or unconsciously, inspired by the mythic hero’s journey, as I am a mixed-blood person, (Ojibwa/Haida/Scots/Norwegian/French/Basque); I chose to develop two characters, who are really the same character, who become challenged to embark on a hero’s journey, that reflect different communities: one an urban imperialist materialist culture and the other a rural tribal spiritual culture.
2) Why do people need to know about your story?
the global cultural conflicts between these cultures is currently putting human survival at risk, possibly in our lifetime.
3) How long have you been writing stories?
since I was a teenager, my story-telling found an outlet in songwriting; which, I pursued for approximately fifty years. it is only since I went back to Ryerson to study…
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