Helter Swelter

LEVERAGE Stuart fidgeted with his tie in a fit of discomfort and boredom. He looked around the sweltering room. Yup. He didn’t suffer in solitude. Larry stood in…

All About Using Images

So, you’ve lovingly tapped out ‘The End’ at the bottom of your masterpiece. Huffing a breath of relief that you’ve done it: your word baby is born and…

Panic

“Hold the elevator, please,” said Trudy. I stuck my arm in the closing doors and they bounced open, to much irritation judging by the disgruntled huff behind me.…

Fletcher Returns

Carol Bannister placed the breakfast tray in front of her Aunt Jessica and stood staring out the window at the autumn leaves swirling about the grounds. “My, it’s…

Words to Kill

Part of the self-editing process (you do self-edit, right?) is to clean-up passive voice, needless adverbs and filler words. This is typically done in a pass that doesn’t…

Marching On

So, what has been going on since I posted here back in January? Good question. Let’s see: I lost 5 of the 15 pounds I gained over Christmas…

From Book to Screen: Bitten

When announced that Kelley Armstrong’s first book, ‘Bitten’, was headed for the small screen, fans were pretty darned stoked. Laura Vandervoort’s casting was perfect. Some were initially concerned…

Hold the Phone

“Is this Douglas Langille?” “Yes, it is. How did you know? I called you?” “Good. We’ve been expecting your call. Pack a small bag. You have 15 minutes.”…

Lucky Me

I woke up dreaming of gold, which was weird, because I normally crave coffee. I swing my legs to the side of the bed and was shocked to…

March Madness

Three great days in March Fourteen, Sixteen, Seventeen Pi, John and Patrick Photo by Internet Archive Book Images

Moon and Badge

“What seems to be the problem, Officer?” I ask. “License and registration, sir,” he grumbles. I hand him the papers and note that the officer has a lot…

Reading at the Speed of Light

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss First up, when reading…