I heard on CBC radio last week that one of my favourite writers, Sue Townsend, passed away recently at the age of 68. Townsend was the creator of Adrian Mole, one of the most subversive … Read more
Can you remember a time when you walked along a beach at the edge of the water, and felt the wet sand squish through your toes? Do you remember placing your cool hand on the … Read more
This post is the last in a series about critiquing. I arrived at my keyboard this morning heavy with the realization that when it comes to critiquing novels I am out of my league.
Imagine cutting a fresh lemon with a sharp knife, and letting the juices ooze out all over the cutting board. Then visualize bringing a slice of the lemon to your mouth, and letting your teeth … Read more