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Comic Relief

Yesterday my daughter came up to me and said, “Did you know President John F. Kennedy wanted to convert America over from Imperial to Metric? Then he was assassinated.” “Do you think there’s a connection between the two?” I asked. … Continue reading

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Special Ed- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

The trip downtown was meant to satiate his curiosity. Clement was supposed to learn the simple truth behind this enigmatic local character. Instead, Clement was confused and even more curious. When he reached his bus stop, Clement stared off into … Continue reading

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Why Writers Write

“I wonder if I’m the only one who has entire conversations in his head. They’re better than the conversations I have with people in real life,” said Sammy as he paused from tapping away on his computer. “Gee, thanks,” replied … Continue reading

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The Future of Tudor Publishing

“Writing, as we know it, is dead,” said Hamilton Tudor, CEO of Tudor Publishing. He slowly looked at each member of the board sitting around the oak conference table. A satisfied grin swept across his face. His dramatics were having … Continue reading

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Writing Only For Yourself

I was reading C.T. Westing’s post about writers writing only for themselves. Why We Write: Blaise Pascal I had this thought: Writing only for yourself is like talking to yourself. So if you do write for yourself, doesn’t that mean … Continue reading

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The New Landscape of Publishing

This week Canada’s largest independent publishing company filed for bankruptcy protection. It’s another in the long list of traditional publishing companies to fail in the new era of publishing. There’s no doubt the publishing landscape has changed. I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Why All Writers Should Blog

To blog or not to blog? That is the postmodern question. A lot of writers wonder if blogging is a good idea. After all, blogs take a lot of time. It means giving away good work. It distracts from other, … Continue reading

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Writer’s riddle

Someone gave me this riddle about writers. I think it’s clever: Why are writers the strangest creatures in the world? Because their tales come out of their heads. (ba-dum ching!)

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‘Making the Bitter Sweet’ by T. L. Wiens- a review

Can a lone, cruel, teenaged bully shred the fabric of an entire town? T. L. Wiens answers that question in her novel Making the Bitter Sweet (ISBN 978-1-4363-8338-7). Wiens has produced a tale of bullying, revenge and redemption with more … Continue reading

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For an audience of one

(Written in the middle of the night) I’m sitting in a lonely hospital lobby wasting time. I’ve pulled out my pen and notebook hoping to discover something worth writing. I suppose, given enough effort, I can fill a page or … Continue reading

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