I'm writing this note to a Willie Handler that no longer exists. As a younger version of me, you had so much potential, but you wasted it. And wipe that smirk off your face. You were smart but never applied yourself. Happy to just get by. You must have driven your teachers crazy with your … Continue reading A Note To a Younger Willie Handler
In this interview I talk with Rick Nuske about The Road Ahead and my soon to be released Loved Mars Hated the Food.
I did an Internet radio interview on March 12, 2019 on the WFOD SHOW. Listen to me make a fool of myself. Like I had my cam on for a podcast but not my speaker. We chatted about driverless cars, legalized weed, Chelsea Handler, coffee, Mars, dogs with shirts and much more. My interview starts … Continue reading Hear My Interview On The WFOD Show
I hate when I meet people and they ask me what I do. It invariably leads to moments of awkwardness punctuated by strange looks. This is how it generally goes. "What is it that you do?" "I write." "What do you write?" "I write novels." "What's your name again?" "Willie Handler." "I've never heard of … Continue reading Please Don’t Ask Me What I Do
Dear @writevent person. Bill Nye, the science guy, suggests that a permanent Mars Colony is pure science fiction. He indicates that anyone who believes in the stuff must be high. So, how does he know about Dix Jenner? Dear @writevent person, Mrs. White, my grade 10 English teacher recently contacted me. She had read my … Continue reading Musings of a Social Media Addict
This week I drove four hours to a large cannabis operation to do research on growing weed for my next book DEEP INTO THE WEEDS. All I can say is that legal weed is big business in Canada. When we arrived at their visitors' centre, we were greeted by one of a number of staff … Continue reading My Field Trip To A Legal Cannabis Grow Op
For many years, I was a technical writer. Squirreled away in a dusty government office, paper piled everywhere, I churned out public policy documents - research papers, consultation papers, task force reports, statutory reports, Cabinet submissions, industry bulletins, briefing notes, interpretive guidelines. I got quite good at it after 20 years. I walked away from that … Continue reading How I Went From Being a Technical Writer To a Creative Writer