I received a few more agent rejections this week. Some baseball enthusiasts have on their bucket list a trip across America to attend games at all 30 ballparks in 30 days. My version is 30 agent rejections in 30 days. It's been a busy week preparing for the launch of my first novel, THE ROAD … Continue reading Weekly Update
I often direct my humour at current events and contemporary society. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that I have often made light of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Americans who support him. But I also realize that Canadians cannot afford to be smug or complacent. Although we are currently riding a wave of progressive … Continue reading Canada Might One Day Have Its Own Donald Trump
Impressionable Canadian children were tuned in to watch the men's field match between Canada and German over the weekend and this is what they were exposed to. Tell me these two gentleman, side by side, their backs to the camera, was just a coincidence? I don't think so. Leave it to the Germans.
This past week, I spent a significant portion of my time on THE ROAD AHEAD. My editor, Chantel, agreed to read through the manuscript one more time to catch any errors. My graphic designer, Sarah, provided me with her first cover proof. I also wrote an acknowledgement and a bio and synopsis for the back … Continue reading Weekly Update
I have always been bewildered by hyphens and dashes. They look similar but they aren't. I did some research and the first thing that I learned was that dashes are almost never required by the laws of grammar and punctuation. It’s also important to distinguish between dashes and hyphens. Hyphens are shorter lines (-); they … Continue reading I Dread Punctuation – Part 3