Category Archives: new writer

The Shower

It used to be I couldn’t take a shower without someone banging on the bathroom door. Even getting out of our shower was complicated–I had to knock on the acrylic glass door to give the snoozing short fat black dog a heads-up before … Continue reading

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Call me Niles

I wrote this last week, the day my computer blew up, and never posted it. (Fortunately, my m.s. was on the backup drive). Most of it still holds true, though the Bob Mayer blog is no longer his latest. You should … 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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The part where I actually wrote the book

Writing Hedi’s Book of Rules When I started this blog, I decided that I’d go in with one rule of conduct: I’d tell the truth. Full disclosure over every tweak in the trail. No trills of cuteness to camouflage an inconvenient fact. Truth: writing … Continue reading

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Step Four: gather it up and toss it in the trash

If you been following this blog, you know that my mission is to chart my progress from couch potato extraordinaire to budding writer with a Knight Agency contract. The last two posts about my RT experiences were detours, and now … Continue reading

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