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Writing is Science

Okay, I’ll admit, this is a bit of a forced I-need-to-write-something post but hey… we’ll see where this goes.

For awhile with my writing I kept trying to simplify things, make everything easier and to just “write”. 900 more words


Outline of Matthew 7

  1. Judge cautiously
  2. Pearls before swine
  3. Just ask, seek, knock
  4. Narrow gate
  5. False prophets
  6. Wise and foolish men

The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist is Here!

In case you missed it, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their 2015 longlist a few weeks ago. This morning, in downtown Toronto, Rick Mercer hosted a press conference to reveal which of the books nominated  made it to the exclusive shortlist. 108 more words


Expectations and surprise: the Giller short list

Giller season! Giller season! Giller season!

I’ve never been so impatient for a short list in my life. Despite only working my way through two of the long-listed works so far, I had a couple of predictions about how things were going to go down. 330 more words


Planning your Five-Paragraph Essay in Five Steps

This post discusses planning for the standard Five-Paragraph Essay. The five-paragraph format for essay writing is required or optional within many standardized tests including the current SAT, the New SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL and even the GRE. 774 more words

Argumentative Essay