Writing Archives

  1. Video Creative
  2. Creativity and Working Around Ablest Language
  3. On Writing and 2022
  4. Chris Boucher (1943-2022)
  5. Remembering Mike Filey
  6. Video Essays
  7. Space Colonies Group Chat, 2151 CE
  8. Launching this September: The Night Girl
  9. Red Maple Nomination
  10. Books 49, 50, 51, and 52
  11. Ups and Downs
  12. I'm getting tired of still having to deal with this crud...
  13. The Return of Amazing Stories
  14. Hanging Out With the Dream King
    The Dream King's Daughter Becomes My Sixth Published Novel
  15. On the Need for an Integrated Transit Plan
    Part 1: Expand the Inter-City Bus Network
  16. Contemplating Failure, Seven Years Later
  17. One Year Later
  18. Remembering When Ontario Was an Oil Power
  19. Books #43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48
  20. The Places Where We Remember
  21. Good Places to Write in Toronto - The UPStairs Lounge
  22. Off to Ottawa
  23. The Anti Cookie Monster
  24. On the Death of VIA Rail
  25. On Pockets
  26. On Ontario's Reinventing the Wheel
  27. Canada's connection to the past is being degraded
  28. On Meeting Gordon Korman
  29. The Curator of Forgotten Things Goes Shopping
  30. On Kitchener in Bloom
  31. End the Agreement
  32. Fixing Fixed Incomes
  33. Where the Wasps Were
  34. It's important to stand up for the truth
  35. The Porcelain Anniversary
  36. How Stupid People Threaten the World
  37. Books #39, 40, 41 and 42
  38. Many, Many Thank Yous
  39. It's the Little Things that Count...
  40. The Chastened Society
    Or, What is Reverse Steampunk?
  41. Another Column From the Post...
  42. Latest Columns
  43. On Bakka-Phoenix Books and the Life Long Passion
  44. The Blue Fireman
  45. The Attack of the Narratives
  46. Dedication
  47. Run, Boy, Run!
    The Sun Runners Soundtrack
  48. Smile If You're Riding Minnesota's LRT
  49. Welcome, Swan Riders!
  50. Happiness is a Cold Nose
  51. Of Buses and Streetcars
  52. Books #36 & 37
  53. The Writing Life
  54. Brand Extension
    A Short Harry Potter Fan Fic
  55. Desk Photographs
  56. Author Photographs
  57. Things I've Written Lately
  58. The Guy and the Girl Who Lived...
  59. Books 33, 34 & 35
  60. Things I've Written Lately
  61. Farewell to the Office
  62. Post #3000
  63. Smellorama
  64. Ex Machina, What I'm Writing, and Things
  65. The Mystery of the Missing Water
  66. Just Remember that Somebody Had to Consider the Possibilities
  67. Throne of Scorpions
    Erin Bow's The Scorpion Rules Cover Revealed
  68. My Thoughts on the Plot of Frozen Fever
  69. The Art of Scorpions
  70. Thirteen Years Ago Today
  71. Books 26, 27 and 28
  72. On a Life Turned Somewhat Upside Down
  73. Just What Cats Need...
  74. The Last Two Weeks of Summer
  75. Assorted Thoughts on a Sunday Morning.
  76. Ruth Graham is Embarrassed that You Like Young Adult Novels So Much.
  77. Descendant of the Dinosaurs
  78. Cue Angry E-mails In 3... 2... 1... Ah, here we go...
  79. Updates for May
  80. My Birthday, the Universe and Everything
  81. You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
  82. The Curator of Forgotten Things
  83. Why, Thank You!
  84. Big and Little
    The Time of the Doctor Reviewed
  85. "Giant Inflatable Santas Unite Neighbourhood's Christmas Spirit"...
  86. Maple Blossoms, by Vivian
  87. Power
  88. Fall Deepens
  89. Blue Sun, by Vivian Bow
  90. What I've Been Writing Lately - Fall Equinox Edition
  91. The Thrill of Embarrassment
  92. The Beach at the End of the Line
  93. What I've Been Writing Lately
  94. An Educational Toy
  95. This Blog is Not Abandoned
  96. A Poem
  97. In the Sun
  98. Jealousy
  99. Someone is Watching Me
  100. Hulk vs. She Hulk
  101. The Forgotten Tax Number
  102. The Things that Pop In My Head
  103. Whither Self-Publishing (and Fan Fiction)
  104. Six Books Down, Two to Go
  105. How to Write Four Books in a Month
  106. News
  107. Nocturnal Revisions
  108. Nocturnal Adaptations
  109. The Waiting Game
  110. So Big, and Yet So Small
  111. The Man I Was II
  112. Echoes and Fingerprints
  113. And Now For a Little Cross-Promotion
  114. News You Do Not Want to Print...
  115. Having breakfast at the corner of King and Dufferin.
  116. Attack of the Zombie Lego Hordes!
  117. A Groundhog Day Resolution
  118. The Ballet Dancer and the Karate Kid
  119. The Year of Anticipation
  120. Monday Happenings
  121. Coffee Communities
  122. Irons in the Fire
  123. Reputable Since...?
  124. Tick Tock Goes The Clock...
  125. Brevity's Soulful Wit
  126. An Inspiration For Icarus Down
  127. Plain Kate Wins the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
  128. The Parliamentary Trains
  129. A New Identity
  130. Erin's Good Week (In Spite of Strep Throat)
  131. The Names of Things V
    When Isaac Became Simon, and Vice Versa
  132. Contemplating Failure
  133. Thank You Centennial
  134. The Seeds of Doom: Doctor Who's Best Thump
  135. Schadenfreude Pie, Schadenfreude Pie...
  136. Um... Who's Driving? (The Story, I Mean)
  137. Why I like Scrivener
  138. The Other Bow Book Release
  139. On the Latest Dispatch by Fred "No Fun" Phelps
  140. I am Supporting Impoverished School Libraries in California
  141. The Parent Trap
    (Why there are so few Parents in YA Literature)
  142. On Rule 34
  143. Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010)
  144. South of Union
  145. The Best Places to Write in Waterloo Region
  146. It Was One of Those Mornings...
  147. Shortcuts to Success
  148. The Nightmare Queen
  149. The Best Places to Write in Toronto
  150. The Year of the Red Jellybean
  151. Artificial Lightning in Philadelphia
  152. Vivian Katherine's Fourth Birthday
  153. The Zombie Handkerchief
  154. Behind the Scenes in Toronto's Financial District
  155. How to Write a Book in Ten Days
  156. Writing Update From Lincoln
  157. Towards a New Point of View
  158. "The Dream King's Daughter" and "Plain Kate" Win Major Ontario Arts Council Grants
  159. The Aftermath of Creativity
  160. The Geography of Storytelling
  161. Wrestling with Glorfindel II: Three Makes a Crowd
  162. Thank you Rockway!
  163. Quick Hits - February 23
  164. Mustang Pride
  165. On Researching Historicals
  166. Works in Progress
  167. WAHOO!!!
  168. What I'm working on...
  169. Why Does Improving a Story So Often Involve Grievious Bodily Harm to the Characters?
  170. If I Had a Million Dollars...
  171. Book Blogger Appreciation Week
  172. Wrestling With Glorfindel
  173. Preparing for Eden Mills and The Young City
  174. Planning Out My Next Few Months
  175. Terrorism in Toronto's Subway... in 1985
  176. The Secret Prudes
  177. Bohemian Renaissance
  178. Driving Through a Winter Wonderland
  179. On Political Venom, Part II
  180. I'll See Your Meme, and Raise You One
  181. How to Write a Book in 19 Days
  182. Heading to the OLA Super Conference
  183. Top Ten Signs You're Reading Something by James Bow
  184. Carousel
  185. Sex! In! Spaaaace!
  186. The War on the Holidays
  187. A Travelling Man (HA!)
  188. What's the Word? And What's Next?
  189. Movable Type 4.0 Reviewed
  190. A Writer's Interlude
  191. Mackerel Skies
  192. Working Madly
  193. The Baby Pictures Still Exist
  194. I Have Coldplay in my Pants!
  195. On the Town of Boone, Iowa
  196. Bizarre.
  197. A Question of Anonymity
  198. Quick Hits - May 25
  199. Waterloo-Wellington Blogstravaganza Invitation
  200. I'm Just Talking About Washington, Man!
  201. What if Steve Jobs was President... or, What if the President was Steve Jobs
  202. Quick Hits - March 8
  203. Love Your Characters (or The Unwritten Books: Where Do We Go From Here)
  204. Portrait in Bubble
  205. Doctor Who is Back!
  206. The Night Girl Passes 20,000 Words
  207. All I Want for Christmas is...
  208. In Conversation with Kenneth Oppel
  209. Fairy Tales in Secret
  210. What the Founding Fathers Were Thinking
  211. The National To-Do List IV: Electoral Reform.
  212. Vivian Katherine's First Birthday
  213. The Night Girl, the Next Morning
  214. Jorane: The You and the Now
  215. The State of Waterloo's Economy
  216. Suddenly, I'm a Blogging Expert
  217. Driving Airport Road (Mono Road)
  218. The Kids Are All Right
  219. Making Water Bloom in the Desert
  220. Under Construction (and a Meme to Tide Us Over)
  221. The Unwritten Buzz
  222. Worth Commenting On
  223. Toner Memories
  224. On Canadian Coffee, and the Other Tim's
  225. Mayday! Mayday! (Quick Hits for May 1st)
  226. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006)
  227. Greyfields Illustrated
  228. Three Restaurants
  229. Credit to Other Writers
  230. Erin Reads at the Brantford Armouries
  231. Writing News
  232. Four Years of Blogging
  233. Four on the Floor!
  234. Smart (Alec) Cards
  235. Fun Election Tool
  236. The Missing Placesetting
  237. In Between Dirty Diapers
  238. 23 + 5 = ?
  239. Brilliant!
  240. The Hurricanes Go Greek
  241. The Poor Woman of the Ikea Parking Lot
  242. What's the Word?
  243. Isis of the Check Out Line
  244. Interesting Tidbits
  245. More Writing Progress
  246. You're Welcome
  247. Remembering Hurricane Juan
  248. The $1L Gas Problem (Like the Y2K problem, except with gas)
  249. The Passing of King Fahd
  250. Canada: The Manual
  251. Aw, Crap!
  252. Postcards from the Dead
  253. Best. Field Trip. Ever.
  254. Speed Bumps Ahead
  255. At the CMPA Conference in the Old Mill
  256. The Barons of Suburbia
  257. A Toronto Oddity?
  258. Tim Horton Wins
  259. Ideas that come in the night that, in the cold light of day, make you glad you don't own a juicer:
  260. Writing Update
  261. A Safe Bet
  262. April Fools III
  263. Sitting by a Coffee at the King Charlotte Timothys
  264. Revelation
  265. What I'm Working On
  266. Living on my Writing.
  267. Irons in the Fire
  268. Things Are Not Slowing Down, Though They Seem to Be...
  269. Fads As Only Schools Can Form
  270. How to Act Like An Opposition Party
  271. Kent Mansley, I Work For The Government...
  272. The Day I Went to Sleep
  273. Workshopping Sealwife
  274. Things You Don't Expect to See Reported in the Toronto Media
  275. New Orleans is in Play
  276. Plot, Subplot, Superplot
  277. And the Secret Code to Disable the Defence Shield Is... Is... 1-2-3-4-5
  278. Writing Thoughts
  279. More Visitations
  280. Tallying Your Winnings
  281. Follow Ups
  282. Answering Google's Questions
  283. Unfortunate Connotations
  284. Cool James Koole
  285. She Needs to Talk
  286. New Year Resolutionaries
  287. Fairy Tales in Secret
  288. Grace (and Writing) Under Pressure
  289. She Rode Into My Life on a Tricycle
  290. Most Palestinians are Civilians Too
  291. Why Proofreading Is Hard
  292. Nothing Here to Fear
  293. I Write Like a Girl!
  294. Writing For Coffee II
  295. A Character Meme With Audience Participation
  296. I Like the Sound That Rain Makes
  297. Writing for Coffee
  298. The Moment I Realized I'd Left Reality and Was Now a Resident of Cloudcookooland II
  299. Sitting in the Starbucks of Chapters Waterloo
  300. In the Food Court of the St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall, One Saturday Afternoon
  301. Sitting in Krispy Kreme, After Stopping at the Bank
  302. In the Food Court of Kitchener's Market Square, Before the Morning Shift - II
  303. How Old Are You?
  304. In the Food Court of Kitchener's Market Square, Before the Morning Shift
  305. What Do Your Characters Carry?
  306. An Interesting Literary Award
  307. Assorted Questions for May Day / Writing and Birthdays
  308. A Barn Can Have a Horse in it.
  309. All of Us Were Scared...
  310. The Joys of Spring / Why Fantasy is Written
  311. Trenchcoats and Wish Lists / Science Fiction and Fantasy's Clashing Toolkits
  312. Science Fiction and Fantasy Come With Their Own Toolkit
  313. April Fools II
  314. The Sound of Silence
  315. I Feel Most Like Zeus When...
  316. The Path of Creation
  317. Writing Secret #421
  318. Writing News (Not Mine)
  319. At Sunset in a Nameless Town
  320. Building a Universe From Scratch
  321. The Boundary Between the Beginning and the Middle
  322. Aftshadowing
  323. What Makes Toronto a Good City
  324. Sunday Writing Quiz
  325. When Metaphors Attack!
  326. Pringles, Spam and Books
  327. Place and Mood
  328. The Purpose of Free Writing
  329. We Weren't Supposed to Go There
  330. Friday Five on TV
  331. My can of Coca-Cola is red.
  332. Words With Just One Beat
  333. Thanksgiving in October
  334. Words on a Friday Afternoon
  335. Another Letter From the Emperor!
  336. The Weekend and This Week
  337. You Want to Write? Read.
  338. And Now For Our Sponsor... A Talentless Hack
  339. It's Getting Better All the Time
  340. Boys of Summer
  341. Apologies
  342. Still Writing. Still Cleaning.
  343. Blogs About Fiction? Meet Fictional Blogs
  344. Saturday Six
  345. Toronto Trip and the Trillium Awards
  346. There's This Book I Haven't Written Yet
  347. Fiction Saturday
  348. April Fools!
  349. Gel Pens
  350. Writing Longhand
  351. We've Got Balls
  352. Dan Kukwa and Writing in Bronte