Category: Writing

Why I do the 3 Day Novel Contest…

People do the 3day for a lot of reasons. The first time I did it (2008), it was on a dare. My first novel, Mostly Happy, had just come out, published by Thistledown Press. It took me 6 years to complete. I completed the… Continue Reading “Why I do the 3 Day Novel Contest…”

…and speaking of trampling fear…

“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot” ― Nadia Comaneci There’s this thing I do every labour day weekend called the… Continue Reading “…and speaking of trampling fear…”

“The revery alone will do…”

TO make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,— One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do If bees are few. -Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924. Well… I’m not on the prairie these days… but I am… Continue Reading ““The revery alone will do…””

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

I am absolutely terrified, nay, let me say HORRIFIED by the very idea of this blog. Isn’t that interesting… I’m not really sure what I am so afraid of. Maybe…. Making a fool of myself by saying, or worse – WRITING, something stupid Posting… Continue Reading ““I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.””

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