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CWILL BC/VPL Writing & Illustrating Kids' Books 2016

(print-sized posters, and every size in between, are available for download here in colour and black and white)

The annual CWILL BC/VPL Writing & Illustrating Kids’ Books panel is coming up on Monday February 29 , 2016 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Vancouver Public Library Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms (the lower meeting rooms under the atrium in the main library branch in downtown Vancouver, 350 West Georgia Street). 392 more words

Literary Events

The Death of Ivan Ilych. Part 1

27 days to go. Posting 2

The death of Ivan Ilych. Part 1

Let’s see, my last day at work was Friday, two days ago. I felt so sick of nausea and headache, I had to leave work. 1,058 more words


My Plans for February and Why I've Been MIA

That would be Missing In Action, and the reason is also what is behind my exciting news. A friend, who is also an avid reader and a respected author and reviewer of fiction has accepted my request to read my manuscript. 372 more words


What color would you like, sir?

The questions that my editor asked reminded me of the goofy things that Gilda Radner would say as Baba Wawa on Saturday Night Live. But I understood why he wanted to know, and I enjoyed answering him. 246 more words

Virginia History


I suspect some not entirely desirable character traits must be genetic. They persist, despite one’s own good sense and determination to bring some moderation to their expression.   1,053 more words

Getting Old

Research is Me-Search: Verfying your ideas as a writer

As fiction writers, we’re often encouraged to write what we know, and it’s easy to interpret this adage as reassurance that we will never need to go beyond our comfort-zone of knowledge and to instead rejoice that we can write a story or novel without ever having to conduct ‘research’. 1,258 more words

On Writing

How to write 8 articles (and a book chapter) in a year - and not lose the plot

Whatever your writing goals, there are some things that make writing easier and more enjoyable. 

If you had told me in January 2015 that 12 months later I would have written 8 journal articles (and snuck in a book chapter along the way), this would have been my face: 1,526 more words

Writing Strategies