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The myth of the overnight success

One of my best friends is a jazz diva. This year she won the Black Canadian Award for top jazz performer. Any minute now, her star is going to burst across the sky, and people will unfairly call her an overnight success. 252 more words

Inspiration

First novels

Why is it that some first novels just aren’t very good? I mean, most firsts I’ve read are at least publishable in quality, but sometimes it’s only just. 909 more words

Writing Stuff

Overnight Success or Steady Eddie?

I have three kids and for each of them I’ve written in a journal for the first year of their life. I talk about the world, what I hope for them, their birth story, about their family, what they did with their day and the joys and struggles of parenthood. 215 more words

The Writing Life

Learn From The Chinese Bamboo

My wife and I have built a new home with a lovely garden which houses lovely bamboo trees. I got reading on the Chinese bamboo and learned that the tree takes 5 years, 3 months to grow to its whole height of 80 feet.

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