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Why I love grav3yardgirl

Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep at night, so I’ve taken to watching things on YouTube that help gear my brain down to a manageable level. This has led to my discovery of the phenomenon of product reviews. There are a lot of people with their own channels,...

Free Resources for Writers

Free Resources for Writers

What kind of free resources for writers can you find on this site? For starters, there's my e-book, Writing for First-Time Novelists. In it, I've tried to distill the knowledge I've gained over the past 30 years of maintaining a regular writing routine into an...

When Porcupines Attack

When Porcupines Attack

It was a cold, rainy Nova Scotia afternoon in December, the last day of the 2014 deer season. So far, my luck had been pretty bad. I’d been out only once before, for a four-hour hunt that had resulted in one tick bite, one case of Lyme disease, one nasty staph...

Indies Unlimited

Kat at Indies Unlimited has become a great supporter of My Writing Network, the new project I've started to help budding and established authors promote themselves online by giving them their own websites. She saw the value of this mission and wanted to help publicize...

Don’t believe the hate

On April 8, the Chronicle-Herald published an article called “Chebucto Heights bullying worries parents.” For some reason, it left out the phrase “by Muslim proto-terrorists,” because that’s what the gist of the article was. It quoted a woman named ‘Missy’ as saying...

Have they run out of irony yet?

Calvin Trillin, a beloved humorist, columnist, and food writer, is the latest victim of internet-style torch-and-pitchfork mob justice. This kind of thing is always disheartening, for many reasons. It also highlights the fact that America’s cultural diversity is so...

A tweet from Ms. Schuler

Students in Ms. Schuler's #AACPSAwesome class read all the time! #TheBarrioKings @AACountySchools @WillKowalski pic.twitter.com/uYm0Ny7pPD— EveningHSaacps (@EveningHSaacps) March 4, 2016

Introducing My Writing Network

In my latest fit of madness, and because apparently I'm not happy unless I'm tearing my hair out over something, I've created My Writing Network. This is much more than another online writing community: each member actually receives their own website, completely free,...