Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…






Tag Archive: Writing

Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






I Reserve the Right to Write About You

The funny thing about being a fiction writer is how easy it is for your everyday life to seep into your work. There have been multiple times when I started working on a story with a specific personality in mind for a character. Once the plot starts flowing, though, the character starts shifting into someone…






Cat Identity Theft and Other Misunderstandings

Earlier this week while walking down the street I noticed an odd advertisement on the side of a truck. Cat Identity Theft Is what I thought I read. Toronto is an extremely diverse city.  No matter what your hobby, belief, or identity is, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one business or activity…






Beating Back Cabin Fever

Just before the weekend Toronto received 50 mm of rain in less than 12 hours. On top of all of the snow dumped onto us this winter that has yet to fully melt, this adds up to a lot of water that needs to be absorbed back into the ground in a short amount of…






The Shoes

Has there been a rapture for one? Was it faster to run without them? Did he buy a new pair and not feel like carrying the old ones home? Did they walk away on their own? Is an invisible man dancing? Was superglue spilled in the gutter right before he stepped into the street? Have…






The Dying Time of Year

Winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about how that season makes me think of death. No, not in a depressed way. I’m watching the world slowly spin down into the quiet blankness of a three-month stretch in which nothing grows and taking note of all of the small changes around me. It’s hard to imagine…






Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?

Yesterday I asked readers if they had any questions for me. Beginning today I will be answering them but it’s not too late to add to the queue  – just use the contact form or leave a comment with your questions. 1. Wild Dreams. I always leave a notebook by the side of my bed to…






Grammar Matters

Grammar matters. Fourteen years ago when I first joined in on Internet conversations I was surprised by how often the people I met online ignored basic punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules. Over time this lax approach to the English language has only grown worse. When I read a blog post or article riddled with errors I assume…






Coping with Writer’s Block

The good news: I just finished writing the first short story I will be selling here in the near future! The first scene is loosely based on something strange that happened to me years ago and I’ve been playing around with Elle, the main character, for a long time. This is a scifi/fantasy tale about…






3 Things I’ve Learned as a Book Critic

About a month ago I began writing book reviews under a pseudonym for another website. It’s been an amazing experience so far. I love combing through the review database and finding short stories and books to read. It’s exhilarating to discover new authors and even a new genre – I’m just now realizing how much I love…