Category Archives: Writing

Alliteration

Alliteration is the use of the same starting letter in a name or a phrase. I like to think of it as being a literature because it seems the further away from literature you are, the more it is likely … Continue reading

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The Six Basic Characters and Five Basic Settings

If you have delved into writing for any large degree you must have come across the idea (or the book) that there are seven basic plots. Now I am not going to tell you what these seven are (some have … Continue reading

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Book Launch

Here I was last Sunday for my official book launch at the Stratford Book Fair. Get my book Fabricated. To order, go to the right column at the top. Click the image to go to the Amazon site it’s available … Continue reading

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Leo the Libertarian

Leo sometimes liked to do things a bit differently than other people. So one night of camping saw him in his sleeping bag outside the tent. He had wanted to go to sleep under the stars and moon. He had … Continue reading

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A Strange of Aliens

This post will build on two previous posts. The first one was An RPG of Nerds, where we expand English’s creative side. Groups of animals are called very different things, like a murder of crows or a parliament of owls. … Continue reading

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Betting on Wrestling

Sports betting has taken off in my part of the world. It seems you can bet on almost any pro sport you want. So far there have been no betting scandals in the professional leagues that I am aware of. … Continue reading

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Spring Grab Bag o’ Humour

Of all the genres, you would think that historical fiction would be the most respectful of traditions. Well there is a long established tradition in which the setting of a story is brought up, right at the outset. But I … Continue reading

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Method Writing

We’ve all heard of method acting where the actor tries to fully inhabit the space of their character. So this is less about acting and more about just doing what your character would do. Presumably this gives a more realistic … Continue reading

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Fun With the Fine Arts

The fine arts are fun. Ask anybody (except those who bleed, perspire or cry for their art!). Just look at some of the words used to describe the fine arts. We’ll start off with music. Music is fun! Just look … Continue reading

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Frank Bombs

Lately frank bombs have been going off. You know, like the ones in the Wizard of Oz. When the scarecrow is told by the wizard that he had a brain all along, the tin man had a heart and the … Continue reading

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