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May Reflections — Part One

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I attended the annual PD Summit in downtown Halifax this week with a slew of IT, business and marketing peeps. It’s always great to connect and reconnect wit...

For Love of the Short Story

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Grok walked into the cave, tired and hungry. Today’s hunt bore little bounty and dusk quickly advanced into night. A solitary rabbit for his tribe would keep...

Dead Inside

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Eunice sat on the edge of her daughter’s bed and stared out the window, the rustling of leaves muted by glass. Spotting a flash of motion to her left, she sn...

Writing Rituals

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Last week, I posed the following to my fellow writers: I do most of my creative writing soaking in a hot bath with my head immersed and my editing liste...

How I Rebooted My Love of Writing

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Way back in January of 2013, I made a promise to myself to pick up my quill and start writing creatively again. In high school and university, I took to cra...

Random

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“Goddam it,” Rita O’Neill said as she let the curtains slide back into place. She stomped out of the kitchen and met Rodney in the driveway, her nails biting...

Writing Software and Tools

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Writers, like many artisans, love to talk about the tools and techniques of their trade. Honing and tweaking their systems becomes a near-obsession in itself...

Scrambled

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“I hate to bother you, but I have something important to ask,” said the new waitress, setting down my plate of scrambled eggs. “Sure, what is it…” I glanced...

Book to Big Screen: Divergent

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I’ve always been a fan of dystopian fiction. I remember one of my first experiences was with John Wyndham’s ‘The Chyrsalids’. From that point on, I was hooke...

How Do You Choose Your Characters Names?

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Here’s a wide open topic: Do you choose a character’s name because it just sounds right or does it have to have meaning? Is a strongman named Sampson and a...

Xanarax

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There once was an alien named Xanarax Who wanted to play the tenor sax But the human didn’t care She wouldn’t even share. So he ate her brain and saved t...

Human Oddity

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I smelled the human long before I laid my seventeen eyes on him. All that fur and sweat! I greeted him as best as my translator-matrix would allow, but I thi...