Writing Archives

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