Writing Archives

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