Writing Archives

  1. The Return of Amazing Stories
  2. Hanging Out With the Dream King
    The Dream King's Daughter Becomes My Sixth Published Novel
  3. On the Need for an Integrated Transit Plan
    Part 1: Expand the Inter-City Bus Network
  4. Contemplating Failure, Seven Years Later
  5. One Year Later
  6. Remembering When Ontario Was an Oil Power
  7. Books #43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48
  8. The Places Where We Remember
  9. Good Places to Write in Toronto - The UPStairs Lounge
  10. Off to Ottawa
  11. The Anti Cookie Monster
  12. On the Death of VIA Rail
  13. On Pockets
  14. On Ontario's Reinventing the Wheel
  15. Canada's connection to the past is being degraded
  16. On Meeting Gordon Korman
  17. The Curator of Forgotten Things Goes Shopping
  18. On Kitchener in Bloom
  19. End the Agreement
  20. Fixing Fixed Incomes
  21. Where the Wasps Were
  22. It's important to stand up for the truth
  23. The Porcelain Anniversary
  24. How Stupid People Threaten the World
  25. Books #39, 40, 41 and 42
  26. Many, Many Thank Yous
  27. It's the Little Things that Count...
  28. The Chastened Society
    Or, What is Reverse Steampunk?
  29. Another Column From the Post...
  30. Latest Columns
  31. On Bakka-Phoenix Books and the Life Long Passion
  32. The Blue Fireman
  33. The Attack of the Narratives
  34. Dedication
  35. Run, Boy, Run!
    The Sun Runners Soundtrack
  36. Smile If You're Riding Minnesota's LRT
  37. Welcome, Swan Riders!
  38. Happiness is a Cold Nose
  39. Of Buses and Streetcars
  40. Books #36 & 37
  41. The Writing Life
  42. Brand Extension
    A Short Harry Potter Fan Fic
  43. Desk Photographs
  44. Author Photographs
  45. Things I've Written Lately
  46. The Guy and the Girl Who Lived...
  47. Books 33, 34 & 35
  48. Things I've Written Lately
  49. Farewell to the Office
  50. Post #3000
  51. Smellorama
  52. Ex Machina, What I'm Writing, and Things
  53. The Mystery of the Missing Water
  54. Just Remember that Somebody Had to Consider the Possibilities
  55. Throne of Scorpions
    Erin Bow's The Scorpion Rules Cover Revealed
  56. My Thoughts on the Plot of Frozen Fever
  57. The Art of Scorpions
  58. Thirteen Years Ago Today
  59. Books 26, 27 and 28
  60. On a Life Turned Somewhat Upside Down
  61. Just What Cats Need...
  62. The Last Two Weeks of Summer
  63. Assorted Thoughts on a Sunday Morning.
  64. Ruth Graham is Embarrassed that You Like Young Adult Novels So Much.
  65. Descendant of the Dinosaurs
  66. Cue Angry E-mails In 3... 2... 1... Ah, here we go...
  67. Updates for May
  68. My Birthday, the Universe and Everything
  69. You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
  70. The Curator of Forgotten Things
  71. Why, Thank You!
  72. Big and Little
    The Time of the Doctor Reviewed
  73. "Giant Inflatable Santas Unite Neighbourhood's Christmas Spirit"...
  74. Maple Blossoms, by Vivian
  75. Power
  76. Fall Deepens
  77. Blue Sun, by Vivian Bow
  78. What I've Been Writing Lately - Fall Equinox Edition
  79. The Thrill of Embarrassment
  80. The Beach at the End of the Line
  81. What I've Been Writing Lately
  82. An Educational Toy
  83. This Blog is Not Abandoned
  84. A Poem
  85. In the Sun
  86. Jealousy
  87. Someone is Watching Me
  88. Hulk vs. She Hulk
  89. The Forgotten Tax Number
  90. The Things that Pop In My Head
  91. Whither Self-Publishing (and Fan Fiction)
  92. Six Books Down, Two to Go
  93. How to Write Four Books in a Month
  94. News
  95. Nocturnal Revisions
  96. Nocturnal Adaptations
  97. The Waiting Game
  98. So Big, and Yet So Small
  99. The Man I Was II
  100. Echoes and Fingerprints
  101. And Now For a Little Cross-Promotion
  102. News You Do Not Want to Print...
  103. Having breakfast at the corner of King and Dufferin.
  104. Attack of the Zombie Lego Hordes!
  105. A Groundhog Day Resolution
  106. The Ballet Dancer and the Karate Kid
  107. The Year of Anticipation
  108. Monday Happenings
  109. Coffee Communities
  110. Irons in the Fire
  111. Reputable Since...?
  112. Tick Tock Goes The Clock...
  113. Brevity's Soulful Wit
  114. An Inspiration For Icarus Down
  115. Plain Kate Wins the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
  116. The Parliamentary Trains
  117. A New Identity
  118. Erin's Good Week (In Spite of Strep Throat)
  119. The Names of Things V
    When Isaac Became Simon, and Vice Versa
  120. Contemplating Failure
  121. Thank You Centennial
  122. The Seeds of Doom: Doctor Who's Best Thump
  123. Schadenfreude Pie, Schadenfreude Pie...
  124. Um... Who's Driving? (The Story, I Mean)
  125. Why I like Scrivener
  126. The Other Bow Book Release
  127. On the Latest Dispatch by Fred "No Fun" Phelps
  128. I am Supporting Impoverished School Libraries in California
  129. The Parent Trap
    (Why there are so few Parents in YA Literature)
  130. On Rule 34
  131. Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010)
  132. South of Union
  133. The Best Places to Write in Waterloo Region
  134. It Was One of Those Mornings...
  135. Shortcuts to Success
  136. The Nightmare Queen
  137. The Best Places to Write in Toronto
  138. The Year of the Red Jellybean
  139. Artificial Lightning in Philadelphia
  140. Vivian Katherine's Fourth Birthday
  141. The Zombie Handkerchief
  142. Behind the Scenes in Toronto's Financial District
  143. How to Write a Book in Ten Days
  144. Writing Update From Lincoln
  145. Towards a New Point of View
  146. "The Dream King's Daughter" and "Plain Kate" Win Major Ontario Arts Council Grants
  147. The Aftermath of Creativity
  148. The Geography of Storytelling
  149. Wrestling with Glorfindel II: Three Makes a Crowd
  150. Thank you Rockway!
  151. Quick Hits - February 23
  152. Mustang Pride
  153. On Researching Historicals
  154. Works in Progress
  155. WAHOO!!!
  156. What I'm working on...
  157. Why Does Improving a Story So Often Involve Grievious Bodily Harm to the Characters?
  158. If I Had a Million Dollars...
  159. Book Blogger Appreciation Week
  160. Wrestling With Glorfindel
  161. Preparing for Eden Mills and The Young City
  162. Planning Out My Next Few Months
  163. Terrorism in Toronto's Subway... in 1985
  164. The Secret Prudes
  165. Bohemian Renaissance
  166. Driving Through a Winter Wonderland
  167. On Political Venom, Part II
  168. I'll See Your Meme, and Raise You One
  169. How to Write a Book in 19 Days
  170. Heading to the OLA Super Conference
  171. Top Ten Signs You're Reading Something by James Bow
  172. Carousel
  173. Sex! In! Spaaaace!
  174. The War on the Holidays
  175. A Travelling Man (HA!)
  176. What's the Word? And What's Next?
  177. Movable Type 4.0 Reviewed
  178. A Writer's Interlude
  179. Mackerel Skies
  180. Working Madly
  181. The Baby Pictures Still Exist
  182. I Have Coldplay in my Pants!
  183. On the Town of Boone, Iowa
  184. Bizarre.
  185. A Question of Anonymity
  186. Quick Hits - May 25
  187. Waterloo-Wellington Blogstravaganza Invitation
  188. I'm Just Talking About Washington, Man!
  189. What if Steve Jobs was President... or, What if the President was Steve Jobs
  190. Quick Hits - March 8
  191. Love Your Characters (or The Unwritten Books: Where Do We Go From Here)
  192. Portrait in Bubble
  193. Doctor Who is Back!
  194. The Night Girl Passes 20,000 Words
  195. All I Want for Christmas is...
  196. In Conversation with Kenneth Oppel
  197. Fairy Tales in Secret
  198. What the Founding Fathers Were Thinking
  199. The National To-Do List IV: Electoral Reform.
  200. Vivian Katherine's First Birthday
  201. The Night Girl, the Next Morning
  202. Jorane: The You and the Now
  203. The State of Waterloo's Economy
  204. Suddenly, I'm a Blogging Expert
  205. Driving Airport Road (Mono Road)
  206. The Kids Are All Right
  207. Making Water Bloom in the Desert
  208. Under Construction (and a Meme to Tide Us Over)
  209. The Unwritten Buzz
  210. Worth Commenting On
  211. Toner Memories
  212. On Canadian Coffee, and the Other Tim's
  213. Mayday! Mayday! (Quick Hits for May 1st)
  214. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006)
  215. Greyfields Illustrated
  216. Three Restaurants
  217. Credit to Other Writers
  218. Erin Reads at the Brantford Armouries
  219. Writing News
  220. Four Years of Blogging
  221. Four on the Floor!
  222. Smart (Alec) Cards
  223. Fun Election Tool
  224. The Missing Placesetting
  225. In Between Dirty Diapers
  226. 23 + 5 = ?
  227. Brilliant!
  228. The Hurricanes Go Greek
  229. The Poor Woman of the Ikea Parking Lot
  230. What's the Word?
  231. Isis of the Check Out Line
  232. Interesting Tidbits
  233. More Writing Progress
  234. You're Welcome
  235. Remembering Hurricane Juan
  236. The $1L Gas Problem (Like the Y2K problem, except with gas)
  237. The Passing of King Fahd
  238. Canada: The Manual
  239. Aw, Crap!
  240. Postcards from the Dead
  241. Best. Field Trip. Ever.
  242. Speed Bumps Ahead
  243. At the CMPA Conference in the Old Mill
  244. The Barons of Suburbia
  245. A Toronto Oddity?
  246. Tim Horton Wins
  247. Ideas that come in the night that, in the cold light of day, make you glad you don't own a juicer:
  248. Writing Update
  249. A Safe Bet
  250. April Fools III
  251. Sitting by a Coffee at the King Charlotte Timothys
  252. Revelation
  253. What I'm Working On
  254. Living on my Writing.
  255. Irons in the Fire
  256. Things Are Not Slowing Down, Though They Seem to Be...
  257. Fads As Only Schools Can Form
  258. How to Act Like An Opposition Party
  259. Kent Mansley, I Work For The Government...
  260. The Day I Went to Sleep
  261. Workshopping Sealwife
  262. Things You Don't Expect to See Reported in the Toronto Media
  263. New Orleans is in Play
  264. Plot, Subplot, Superplot
  265. And the Secret Code to Disable the Defence Shield Is... Is... 1-2-3-4-5
  266. Writing Thoughts
  267. More Visitations
  268. Tallying Your Winnings
  269. Follow Ups
  270. Answering Google's Questions
  271. Unfortunate Connotations
  272. Cool James Koole
  273. She Needs to Talk
  274. New Year Resolutionaries
  275. Fairy Tales in Secret
  276. Grace (and Writing) Under Pressure
  277. She Rode Into My Life on a Tricycle
  278. Most Palestinians are Civilians Too
  279. Why Proofreading Is Hard
  280. Nothing Here to Fear
  281. I Write Like a Girl!
  282. Writing For Coffee II
  283. A Character Meme With Audience Participation
  284. I Like the Sound That Rain Makes
  285. Writing for Coffee
  286. The Moment I Realized I'd Left Reality and Was Now a Resident of Cloudcookooland II
  287. Sitting in the Starbucks of Chapters Waterloo
  288. In the Food Court of the St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall, One Saturday Afternoon
  289. Sitting in Krispy Kreme, After Stopping at the Bank
  290. In the Food Court of Kitchener's Market Square, Before the Morning Shift - II
  291. How Old Are You?
  292. In the Food Court of Kitchener's Market Square, Before the Morning Shift
  293. What Do Your Characters Carry?
  294. An Interesting Literary Award
  295. Assorted Questions for May Day / Writing and Birthdays
  296. A Barn Can Have a Horse in it.
  297. All of Us Were Scared...
  298. The Joys of Spring / Why Fantasy is Written
  299. Trenchcoats and Wish Lists / Science Fiction and Fantasy's Clashing Toolkits
  300. Science Fiction and Fantasy Come With Their Own Toolkit
  301. April Fools II
  302. The Sound of Silence
  303. I Feel Most Like Zeus When...
  304. The Path of Creation
  305. Writing Secret #421
  306. Writing News (Not Mine)
  307. At Sunset in a Nameless Town
  308. Building a Universe From Scratch
  309. The Boundary Between the Beginning and the Middle
  310. Aftshadowing
  311. What Makes Toronto a Good City
  312. Sunday Writing Quiz
  313. When Metaphors Attack!
  314. Pringles, Spam and Books
  315. Place and Mood
  316. The Purpose of Free Writing
  317. We Weren't Supposed to Go There
  318. Friday Five on TV
  319. My can of Coca-Cola is red.
  320. Words With Just One Beat
  321. Thanksgiving in October
  322. Words on a Friday Afternoon
  323. Another Letter From the Emperor!
  324. The Weekend and This Week
  325. You Want to Write? Read.
  326. And Now For Our Sponsor... A Talentless Hack
  327. It's Getting Better All the Time
  328. Boys of Summer
  329. Apologies
  330. Still Writing. Still Cleaning.
  331. Blogs About Fiction? Meet Fictional Blogs
  332. Saturday Six
  333. Toronto Trip and the Trillium Awards
  334. There's This Book I Haven't Written Yet
  335. Fiction Saturday
  336. April Fools!
  337. Gel Pens
  338. Writing Longhand
  339. We've Got Balls
  340. Dan Kukwa and Writing in Bronte