Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blame Terry Fallis

This is a picture of the man you should blame if you make the mistake of ordering that fatal, last cocktail at the RWA conference.  He’s a Canadian political humourist, who’s written two very witty books: The Best Laid Plans and The High Road.  … Continue reading

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Outlines…*head thuds on desk*

I wrote Hedi’s Book of Rules totally by the seat of my pants–no outlines beyond a few index cards to remind me of the general direction.  Blithely, I plowed my way through to the end of my urban fantasy, inserting … Continue reading

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The Zucchini was long, really long.

Last week, I was on the late train, coming home from a U of T night class. Five or six kids were lounging by the door, waiting for their stop. “You should see the size of these zucchini, Man. They’re f—ing … Continue reading

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One more thing to to learn.

Social media. If you’d asked me last year what that meant, I might have shrugged. Who cared? It seemed like a smarter idea to keep my head down, and concentrate on writing. I mean, what use is a platform if … Continue reading

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