Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Privilege of Voting


Whenever I meet with a line-up, I would just change my mind, leave, or select some other item, unless it concerned an unavoidable queue at the airport. I once tried to advance through a security check by asking people in … Continue reading

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Okanagan Short Story competition


Last Thursday, at the Okanagan Short Story event, I met the author of The Golden Mean, Annabel Lyon, winner of the Rogers Trust fiction award and finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She remembered my story from the twenty entries she … Continue reading

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Publishing: Margaret Atwood’s advice


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The Value Of A Good Editor


This post shares my experiences as a first time novelist.  From years of writing pieces for court and file documentation in my social work job, I gained experience with factual and business writing.  A few years back I ventured into … Continue reading

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Who benefited from doing business with Libya?


All eyes are on Libya these days. We don’t know yet how the uprising of the Libyans against their ruler will end, who will survive and who will be in power after all is said and done. Certain is that … Continue reading

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