Writing Archives

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