January The year started off so well. My New Year’s resolutions included traveling, keeping in touch with friends, traveling more, and eating and living healthier. Okay those resolutions didn’t work out so well.We started 2020 with a bucket list vacation, hitting stops in South America and Antarctica. While we were gazed at volcanos, waterfalls, icebergs … Continue reading 2020 Review: The Year The Shit Hit The Fan
I had a great chat with the co-hosts of the Beyond the Trope podcast about writing humour and satire and you can listen to it right here!
All writers quickly learn that getting a book or story published doesn’t end when they complete their first draft. There’s a lot of editing ahead before their work is considered polished. Since everyone’s drafting process is different, their editing process will likely vary as well. Some writers will undertake to edit themselves. Others will make … Continue reading Do Writers Need To Hire An Editor?
Twas the restoration period before Christmas, when under the roof, Not a creature was stirring, not even a Poof. Hosiery was meticulously suspended by hooks on the wall, In anticipation that visitation from St Nicholas would befall. The offspring were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of bousou spread danced in their heads. And … Continue reading TWAS THE RESTORATION PERIOD BEFORE CHRISTMAS…
Not every writer has the passion and time to write a novel. Or maybe you do write novels but want to try something different. Writing short stories might be for you. Short stories are in demand by magazines, newspapers, blogs, and anthologies. Many of these publications pay authors for short stories. In fact, you can … Continue reading The Ten Tips For Writing A Great Short Story
The 2020 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. It has also introduced new terminology. To help you navigate through the pandemic vocabulary, I’ve come up with a glossary of terms. Pandemic A rapid transmission of a disease that has spread across several countries and continents and affects a large proportion of the … Continue reading A Glossary Of Terms You Will Need In 2020
[sung to American Pie] A long long time ago I can still remember how That hockey used to make me smile And I knew if they had a chance That they could make Leaf fans dance And maybe they'd be happy for a while But every April made me shiver When TSN would deliver Bad … Continue reading Dedicated To Toronto Maple Leaf Fans And Haters
Hey, I don't really mind that you choose not to wear a mask. I get that you want the right to choose for yourself. I'm pleased that you are ready to stand up for human rights and are opposed to all forms of totalitarianism. So, in the same spirit of individual liberty and freedom, I'm … Continue reading I Don’t Mind That You Choose Not To Wear A Mask If…
If you aren't a Twitter follower, here are some of my more popular tweets. I'm staring at my pantry which is bursting with boxes of Fruit Loops and Frosted Mini Wheats. Just maybe I directed my early pandemic shopping on the wrong items. Have you tried quarantine coffee yet? It's similar to regular coffee. It's … Continue reading Twitter Update
I thought I would recap the first half of 2020 - the year dedicated to Satan! I'm sure everyone can relate to this inspirational six months. January The year started off splendidly. So full of promise and adventure. So, we thought. Shortly after New Year, we left for a cruise around South America and to … Continue reading 2020 – So Far, So Good