My first NaNoWrimo

It’s hard to believe, but 2010’s NaNoWrimo begins tomorrow. For the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month is a “seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. (…) The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.” Furthermore, “NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has […]

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Just do it

Read my tagline above. In it I promised, when I started this blog, to write about writing. I also promised to write about journalism and media. Though broad, these topics are at least related. Yet I also promised, as if media and writing and journalism weren’t undergoing such tremendous changes, to write about fitness and […]

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Write or Die

In University of Toronto Mississauga’s Professional Writing Courses I learned about the importance of free writing or stream of consciousness writing. Yet I, like most PWC students, never did it consistently. My research shows it works—it helps you warm up, teaches you to bypass your inner critic, improves your flow, dampens stress, and on and […]

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Book available

The Book Reader, a compilation of stories that I wrote while a student at University of Toronto’s Professional Writing Program (…)

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