Inspired by the question of how many of us look on their writing as a “hobby,” together with the answers of several writers—some professional storytellers, others casual scribblers, still others 9-to-5 providers of written content—on how we describe the job/calling/hobby/trade/force within/disease/creative impulse of writing. Writing’s … Continue reading New Thoughts on Writing; almost in verse
I shouldn’t be up at this hour on the longest night of the year. I have a tradition of keeping weird vigils on this night, it seems. 2016 was a year of losses, a year of betrayals, a year of death and unspeakable tragedy. And … Continue reading A Solstice Toast, 2016.
“There are heroes in the seaweed.”
There are saints in this phantom space.
So I stand with beating heart
And open arms here at the end of grace.
It is time to decide America’s future, not simply in terms of which bottle-blonde millionaire senior citizen it will entrust its nuclear launch codes to, but in terms of how its citizenry chooses to live out the third act of its empire in the eyes of posterity.
Hey everyone, As a glutton for punishment with a very eligible young debutante of a manuscript to push, I’m taking part in this year’s #PitchWars competition over on the Twitter. That means something called “Pimp My Bio,” in which I make myself pretty to potential mentors … Continue reading #PitchWars 2016: “Pimp My Bio”
This is the first Canada Day after the fall of Stephen Harper. It’s a day on which we get to be proud of our home, our heritage, the soil that gave us life. It’s a day we get to truly take pride in ourselves. For … Continue reading Strong Enough To Be Kind: Canada Day, 2016
This little piece came out of a comment-thread rant, which leads me straight into Rule 1: Don’t waste your words. If you spend any real time & effort on it, even if you don’t think it’s great, it’s too good to be flushed down the pipes of … Continue reading How To Get Published (With a WASPy Name)