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Find a writing process that helps you to not suck

There are exactly seven ways to write a novel and every one of them is wrong. Sometimes. Actually, there are lots of ways – maybe even a million – but…

A writer’s trick: the sore tooth gambit

I recently reconnected with an old friend from my competitive Scrabble days when he dropped a note on one of my posts. Digging deeper, I discovered an article on his…

Strange Places short-listed for Saskatchewan Book Awards

I am tickled purple to tell you all that Strange Places was short-listed today for the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Here’s a picture of me smiling at the press conference surrounded…

How work can inform your fantasies

I don’t tend to do a lot of research before I write. A little perhaps, but generally speaking, I prefer to create worlds where I can just make stuff up….

Plain text editor

Reduce your tool clutter to crank out the words

As I have mentioned elsewhere, I’m not a fan of doing the heavy lifting on any long-form writing project in a word processor. (You can read postingsĀ here and here to…