Tag Archives: a few strong words

He’s the Mann

Was listening to the CBC today driving in between meetings and caught a snippet of what must have been Writers and Company. On it, Eleanor Wachtel was interviewing Carlos Fuentes who related a story about seeing Thomas Mann in a … Continue reading

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Where I Am…

…because I obviously haven’t been here in a while. Truth is, I’ve been working days, nights, and weekends lately. I’m risking creative burnout as it is (knock on wood, hasn’t happened yet — deadlines are looming!). Needless to say, little … Continue reading

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OTF – Thunder Bay YA Writer Lee Chambers’ Free Book Offer!

Met Thunder Bay author Lee Chambers last week on a talk he was doing about self-publishing to a group of Thunder Bay writers, specifically about his new book, The Pineville Heist. Great talk, though there was a wide range of … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Laura Roberts EXTRA!

Hey All, Forgot to mention yesterday that Laura is the featured guest today on Writing on the Air, from 6-7pm Central time (7-8pm Eastern…). It’s an Austin, TX radio station, but you can listen online here. ~Graham

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OTF – Everything you need…

Everything you need, my ass. Saw this at my local Chapters and opened it up to see what was included. And, just as I expected, I couldn’t even find one spare minute of time in the whole kit… ~Graham

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Beware… Day 560

How was your Ides of March? Mine actually went swimmingly — much better than it did for ol’ Julius. We got a water delivery for the well, and I celebrated by having a shower and by not going to the … Continue reading

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OTF – Picture This…

Fellow Thunder Bay-area writer Marion Agnew had an interesting take on the writing process, comparing it to composing a photograph. Like making sure the right light is shining on your characters, keeping them in sharp focus, and considering point of … Continue reading

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Cruising on a Sunday Afternoon – Day 552

Wrote two days in a row — woo hoo! Recently I’ve been doing what amounts to a third-draft pass of the early chapters. Same theory as before — finalize the beginning so that I can have a better handle on … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Cheating On You – Day 548

That’s right. You heard me. While you’ve been at work. Or playing with the kids. Maybe even when you’ve been sleeping. I’ve been sneaking behind your back, quietly working on my novel. Oh, maybe not every night. But many nights. … Continue reading

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A Definition of Voice (Wrenched from My Guts and Served on a Platter For You) – Day 538

Why is it that we writers are always looking for absolutes? In the presence of a Published Author, we want – nay, demand – answers to questions like: “How many hours do you write a day?” “What kind of word … Continue reading

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