Writing Archives

  1. Space Colonies Group Chat, 2312 CE
  2. Launching this September: The Night Girl
  3. Red Maple Nomination
  4. Books 49, 50, 51, and 52
  5. Ups and Downs
  6. I'm getting tired of still having to deal with this crud...
  7. The Return of Amazing Stories
  8. Hanging Out With the Dream King
    The Dream King's Daughter Becomes My Sixth Published Novel
  9. On the Need for an Integrated Transit Plan
    Part 1: Expand the Inter-City Bus Network
  10. Contemplating Failure, Seven Years Later
  11. One Year Later
  12. Remembering When Ontario Was an Oil Power
  13. Books #43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48
  14. The Places Where We Remember
  15. Good Places to Write in Toronto - The UPStairs Lounge
  16. Off to Ottawa
  17. The Anti Cookie Monster
  18. On the Death of VIA Rail
  19. On Pockets
  20. On Ontario's Reinventing the Wheel
  21. Canada's connection to the past is being degraded
  22. On Meeting Gordon Korman
  23. The Curator of Forgotten Things Goes Shopping
  24. On Kitchener in Bloom
  25. End the Agreement
  26. Fixing Fixed Incomes
  27. Where the Wasps Were
  28. It's important to stand up for the truth
  29. The Porcelain Anniversary
  30. How Stupid People Threaten the World
  31. Books #39, 40, 41 and 42
  32. Many, Many Thank Yous
  33. It's the Little Things that Count...
  34. The Chastened Society
    Or, What is Reverse Steampunk?
  35. Another Column From the Post...
  36. Latest Columns
  37. On Bakka-Phoenix Books and the Life Long Passion
  38. The Blue Fireman
  39. The Attack of the Narratives
  40. Dedication
  41. Run, Boy, Run!
    The Sun Runners Soundtrack
  42. Smile If You're Riding Minnesota's LRT
  43. Welcome, Swan Riders!
  44. Happiness is a Cold Nose
  45. Of Buses and Streetcars
  46. Books #36 & 37
  47. The Writing Life
  48. Brand Extension
    A Short Harry Potter Fan Fic
  49. Desk Photographs
  50. Author Photographs
  51. Things I've Written Lately
  52. The Guy and the Girl Who Lived...
  53. Books 33, 34 & 35
  54. Things I've Written Lately
  55. Farewell to the Office
  56. Post #3000
  57. Smellorama
  58. Ex Machina, What I'm Writing, and Things
  59. The Mystery of the Missing Water
  60. Just Remember that Somebody Had to Consider the Possibilities
  61. Throne of Scorpions
    Erin Bow's The Scorpion Rules Cover Revealed
  62. My Thoughts on the Plot of Frozen Fever
  63. The Art of Scorpions
  64. Thirteen Years Ago Today
  65. Books 26, 27 and 28
  66. On a Life Turned Somewhat Upside Down
  67. Just What Cats Need...
  68. The Last Two Weeks of Summer
  69. Assorted Thoughts on a Sunday Morning.
  70. Ruth Graham is Embarrassed that You Like Young Adult Novels So Much.
  71. Descendant of the Dinosaurs
  72. Cue Angry E-mails In 3... 2... 1... Ah, here we go...
  73. Updates for May
  74. My Birthday, the Universe and Everything
  75. You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
  76. The Curator of Forgotten Things
  77. Why, Thank You!
  78. Big and Little
    The Time of the Doctor Reviewed
  79. "Giant Inflatable Santas Unite Neighbourhood's Christmas Spirit"...
  80. Maple Blossoms, by Vivian
  81. Power
  82. Fall Deepens
  83. Blue Sun, by Vivian Bow
  84. What I've Been Writing Lately - Fall Equinox Edition
  85. The Thrill of Embarrassment
  86. The Beach at the End of the Line
  87. What I've Been Writing Lately
  88. An Educational Toy
  89. This Blog is Not Abandoned
  90. A Poem
  91. In the Sun
  92. Jealousy
  93. Someone is Watching Me
  94. Hulk vs. She Hulk
  95. The Forgotten Tax Number
  96. The Things that Pop In My Head
  97. Whither Self-Publishing (and Fan Fiction)
  98. Six Books Down, Two to Go
  99. How to Write Four Books in a Month
  100. News
  101. Nocturnal Revisions
  102. Nocturnal Adaptations
  103. The Waiting Game
  104. So Big, and Yet So Small
  105. The Man I Was II
  106. Echoes and Fingerprints
  107. And Now For a Little Cross-Promotion
  108. News You Do Not Want to Print...
  109. Having breakfast at the corner of King and Dufferin.
  110. Attack of the Zombie Lego Hordes!
  111. A Groundhog Day Resolution
  112. The Ballet Dancer and the Karate Kid
  113. The Year of Anticipation
  114. Monday Happenings
  115. Coffee Communities
  116. Irons in the Fire
  117. Reputable Since...?
  118. Tick Tock Goes The Clock...
  119. Brevity's Soulful Wit
  120. An Inspiration For Icarus Down
  121. Plain Kate Wins the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
  122. The Parliamentary Trains
  123. A New Identity
  124. Erin's Good Week (In Spite of Strep Throat)
  125. The Names of Things V
    When Isaac Became Simon, and Vice Versa
  126. Contemplating Failure
  127. Thank You Centennial
  128. The Seeds of Doom: Doctor Who's Best Thump
  129. Schadenfreude Pie, Schadenfreude Pie...
  130. Um... Who's Driving? (The Story, I Mean)
  131. Why I like Scrivener
  132. The Other Bow Book Release
  133. On the Latest Dispatch by Fred "No Fun" Phelps
  134. I am Supporting Impoverished School Libraries in California
  135. The Parent Trap
    (Why there are so few Parents in YA Literature)
  136. On Rule 34
  137. Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010)
  138. South of Union
  139. The Best Places to Write in Waterloo Region
  140. It Was One of Those Mornings...
  141. Shortcuts to Success
  142. The Nightmare Queen
  143. The Best Places to Write in Toronto
  144. The Year of the Red Jellybean
  145. Artificial Lightning in Philadelphia
  146. Vivian Katherine's Fourth Birthday
  147. The Zombie Handkerchief
  148. Behind the Scenes in Toronto's Financial District
  149. How to Write a Book in Ten Days
  150. Writing Update From Lincoln
  151. Towards a New Point of View
  152. "The Dream King's Daughter" and "Plain Kate" Win Major Ontario Arts Council Grants
  153. The Aftermath of Creativity
  154. The Geography of Storytelling
  155. Wrestling with Glorfindel II: Three Makes a Crowd
  156. Thank you Rockway!
  157. Quick Hits - February 23
  158. Mustang Pride
  159. On Researching Historicals
  160. Works in Progress
  161. WAHOO!!!
  162. What I'm working on...
  163. Why Does Improving a Story So Often Involve Grievious Bodily Harm to the Characters?
  164. If I Had a Million Dollars...
  165. Book Blogger Appreciation Week
  166. Wrestling With Glorfindel
  167. Preparing for Eden Mills and The Young City
  168. Planning Out My Next Few Months
  169. Terrorism in Toronto's Subway... in 1985
  170. The Secret Prudes
  171. Bohemian Renaissance
  172. Driving Through a Winter Wonderland
  173. On Political Venom, Part II
  174. I'll See Your Meme, and Raise You One
  175. How to Write a Book in 19 Days
  176. Heading to the OLA Super Conference
  177. Top Ten Signs You're Reading Something by James Bow
  178. Carousel
  179. Sex! In! Spaaaace!
  180. The War on the Holidays
  181. A Travelling Man (HA!)
  182. What's the Word? And What's Next?
  183. Movable Type 4.0 Reviewed
  184. A Writer's Interlude
  185. Mackerel Skies
  186. Working Madly
  187. The Baby Pictures Still Exist
  188. I Have Coldplay in my Pants!
  189. On the Town of Boone, Iowa
  190. Bizarre.
  191. A Question of Anonymity
  192. Quick Hits - May 25
  193. Waterloo-Wellington Blogstravaganza Invitation
  194. I'm Just Talking About Washington, Man!
  195. What if Steve Jobs was President... or, What if the President was Steve Jobs
  196. Quick Hits - March 8
  197. Love Your Characters (or The Unwritten Books: Where Do We Go From Here)
  198. Portrait in Bubble
  199. Doctor Who is Back!
  200. The Night Girl Passes 20,000 Words
  201. All I Want for Christmas is...
  202. In Conversation with Kenneth Oppel
  203. Fairy Tales in Secret
  204. What the Founding Fathers Were Thinking
  205. The National To-Do List IV: Electoral Reform.
  206. Vivian Katherine's First Birthday
  207. The Night Girl, the Next Morning
  208. Jorane: The You and the Now
  209. The State of Waterloo's Economy
  210. Suddenly, I'm a Blogging Expert
  211. Driving Airport Road (Mono Road)
  212. The Kids Are All Right
  213. Making Water Bloom in the Desert
  214. Under Construction (and a Meme to Tide Us Over)
  215. The Unwritten Buzz
  216. Worth Commenting On
  217. Toner Memories
  218. On Canadian Coffee, and the Other Tim's
  219. Mayday! Mayday! (Quick Hits for May 1st)
  220. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006)
  221. Greyfields Illustrated
  222. Three Restaurants
  223. Credit to Other Writers
  224. Erin Reads at the Brantford Armouries
  225. Writing News
  226. Four Years of Blogging
  227. Four on the Floor!
  228. Smart (Alec) Cards
  229. Fun Election Tool
  230. The Missing Placesetting
  231. In Between Dirty Diapers
  232. 23 + 5 = ?
  233. Brilliant!
  234. The Hurricanes Go Greek
  235. The Poor Woman of the Ikea Parking Lot
  236. What's the Word?
  237. Isis of the Check Out Line
  238. Interesting Tidbits
  239. More Writing Progress
  240. You're Welcome
  241. Remembering Hurricane Juan
  242. The $1L Gas Problem (Like the Y2K problem, except with gas)
  243. The Passing of King Fahd
  244. Canada: The Manual
  245. Aw, Crap!
  246. Postcards from the Dead
  247. Best. Field Trip. Ever.
  248. Speed Bumps Ahead
  249. At the CMPA Conference in the Old Mill
  250. The Barons of Suburbia
  251. A Toronto Oddity?
  252. Tim Horton Wins
  253. Ideas that come in the night that, in the cold light of day, make you glad you don't own a juicer:
  254. Writing Update
  255. A Safe Bet
  256. April Fools III
  257. Sitting by a Coffee at the King Charlotte Timothys
  258. Revelation
  259. What I'm Working On
  260. Living on my Writing.
  261. Irons in the Fire
  262. Things Are Not Slowing Down, Though They Seem to Be...
  263. Fads As Only Schools Can Form
  264. How to Act Like An Opposition Party
  265. Kent Mansley, I Work For The Government...
  266. The Day I Went to Sleep
  267. Workshopping Sealwife
  268. Things You Don't Expect to See Reported in the Toronto Media
  269. New Orleans is in Play
  270. Plot, Subplot, Superplot
  271. And the Secret Code to Disable the Defence Shield Is... Is... 1-2-3-4-5
  272. Writing Thoughts
  273. More Visitations
  274. Tallying Your Winnings
  275. Follow Ups
  276. Answering Google's Questions
  277. Unfortunate Connotations
  278. Cool James Koole
  279. She Needs to Talk
  280. New Year Resolutionaries
  281. Fairy Tales in Secret
  282. Grace (and Writing) Under Pressure
  283. She Rode Into My Life on a Tricycle
  284. Most Palestinians are Civilians Too
  285. Why Proofreading Is Hard
  286. Nothing Here to Fear
  287. I Write Like a Girl!
  288. Writing For Coffee II
  289. A Character Meme With Audience Participation
  290. I Like the Sound That Rain Makes
  291. Writing for Coffee
  292. The Moment I Realized I'd Left Reality and Was Now a Resident of Cloudcookooland II
  293. Sitting in the Starbucks of Chapters Waterloo
  294. In the Food Court of the St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall, One Saturday Afternoon
  295. Sitting in Krispy Kreme, After Stopping at the Bank
  296. In the Food Court of Kitchener's Market Square, Before the Morning Shift - II
  297. How Old Are You?
  298. In the Food Court of Kitchener's Market Square, Before the Morning Shift
  299. What Do Your Characters Carry?
  300. An Interesting Literary Award
  301. Assorted Questions for May Day / Writing and Birthdays
  302. A Barn Can Have a Horse in it.
  303. All of Us Were Scared...
  304. The Joys of Spring / Why Fantasy is Written
  305. Trenchcoats and Wish Lists / Science Fiction and Fantasy's Clashing Toolkits
  306. Science Fiction and Fantasy Come With Their Own Toolkit
  307. April Fools II
  308. The Sound of Silence
  309. I Feel Most Like Zeus When...
  310. The Path of Creation
  311. Writing Secret #421
  312. Writing News (Not Mine)
  313. At Sunset in a Nameless Town
  314. Building a Universe From Scratch
  315. The Boundary Between the Beginning and the Middle
  316. Aftshadowing
  317. What Makes Toronto a Good City
  318. Sunday Writing Quiz
  319. When Metaphors Attack!
  320. Pringles, Spam and Books
  321. Place and Mood
  322. The Purpose of Free Writing
  323. We Weren't Supposed to Go There
  324. Friday Five on TV
  325. My can of Coca-Cola is red.
  326. Words With Just One Beat
  327. Thanksgiving in October
  328. Words on a Friday Afternoon
  329. Another Letter From the Emperor!
  330. The Weekend and This Week
  331. You Want to Write? Read.
  332. And Now For Our Sponsor... A Talentless Hack
  333. It's Getting Better All the Time
  334. Boys of Summer
  335. Apologies
  336. Still Writing. Still Cleaning.
  337. Blogs About Fiction? Meet Fictional Blogs
  338. Saturday Six
  339. Toronto Trip and the Trillium Awards
  340. There's This Book I Haven't Written Yet
  341. Fiction Saturday
  342. April Fools!
  343. Gel Pens
  344. Writing Longhand
  345. We've Got Balls
  346. Dan Kukwa and Writing in Bronte