Writing Archives

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