Writing Archives

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