Satisfyingly Ever After

I’ve always been a sucker for a happy ending.  I want the guy to get the girl. I root for the underdog. I long for the rags to become riches. Lately though I’ve become bored by stories that neatly tie up every loose end.  It feels like lazy writing.  It […]

May 6, 2013

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My Top 5 Books of All Time

As part of another blog hop, I’ve been asked by Newfoundland writer Kate Robbins to list my five favourite books of all time.  You’ll see I’ve shown a blatant disregard for the rules here by choosing a series and a collection. Here they are, in no particular order. Pride and […]

March 28, 2013

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My Spidey Senses are Tingling

I’m just back from a relaxing vacation in Orlando with the kids.  To ease into the writing groove (and adjust to the shock of a 30 degree drop in temperature), I decided to share some words of wisdom I discovered while standing in line at the Spiderman ride in the […]

March 25, 2013

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Sockpuppets? Seriously?

In literature, a sockpuppet is when an author creates a false, online personality and uses it to write glowing reviews of his work, or unfavourable reviews of his competitors’ books.  As an author, I find this practice loathsome and repulsive.  As a reader, I’m (as my kids would say) totally […]

October 1, 2012

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George R. R. Martin: Writing is a Journey

“People think that [fantasy] is entertainment for children or particularly slow adults.”  – George R. R. Martin – Truer words were never spoken.  Yes, the genre is vastly entertaining (to read and write), but too often critics cast it aside without realizing that in the right hands, fantasy can – […]

September 24, 2012

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Why do we blog?

Here’s Seth Godin (bestselling author and marketing guru) and Tom Peters (bestselling author and business expert) talking about why it’s important to have a blog, and why it doesn’t matter if anyone reads it. And yes, they blog too. [youtube=]  

September 20, 2012

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