Rob Ford Donald Trump How he is able to run for office Family money Family money Who supports him Angry old white men Angry old white men Who is he least likely to invite over for a beer A homosexual A Muslim Best idea Build subways, subways, subways Build a … Continue reading Who Do You Like? Rob Ford Or Donald Trump?
This was a productive week for me. I had my monthly writing group meeting and got feedback on a couple of chapters from LOVED MARS, HATED THE FOOD. I also completed chapter five of the manuscript. I received nothing back from the nearly two dozen literary agents that I've contacted over the past two months … Continue reading Weekly Update
reprinted from the National Post If laughter is the best medicine, can comedy still be poisonous? The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal says yes: on July 20, it ordered comic Mike Ward to pay $42,000 to someone he had joked about back in 2010. But for Ward’s fellow comedians performing at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival … Continue reading Is Political Correctness Killing Comedy?
I'm less clear on semicolons than I am with respect to commas. I just thought they're commas with a period on top. Semicolons separate things. Most commonly, they separate two main clauses that are closely related to each other but could stand on their own as sentences if you wanted them to. For example: I … Continue reading I Dread Punctuation – Part 2
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I get confused with punctuation, so I just ignore them. My editor, Chantal, spends more time adding commas, than actually editing. I also get confused with commas and semicolons and those dashes. What's with the dash? Since I call myself a writer, I thought I should at least learn the punctuation rules. It might come … Continue reading I Dread Punctuation – Part 1
The Republican National Convention provided a rich source of humour this week. It's easy for Canadians to laugh but we also feel uneasy by what we see. The Convention underscored a nation divided with an alarming rise in extremism and a lack of civility. Forty-nine years ago this weekend, the Detroit riots broke out. For … Continue reading Weekly Update