All posts by "diannelinden"

Monkey Business



Here’s something I’ve heard off and on all my life: give a roomful of monkeys typewriters (this originally predated the technological revolution), allow them enough time, and they will create a written masterpiece. In one version it’s a great novel….

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Wink



I used to think when I got to a certain age I’d have things pretty well figured out. Not cosmically, but in terms of myself: why I’ve done the things I’ve done. Left undone the things I’ve left undone. Etc….

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Impermanence



I was talking with a friend recently. Just drifting along conversationally. And suddenly the exact word I had ready to pop out into our exchange wasn’t there. Poof. It was gone. I knew the familiar edges of it. With the…

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E-Essays



I’ve been thinking recently about the difference between a blog and an essay – trying to come up with something to call the latter, when it appears on-line. I shared this with my far more techno-savvy daughter, who immediately produced…

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Yo, YA?



Last weekend at the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s AGM and Gala I had the privilege of presenting the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature to Cathy Ostlere for her novel, Karma. Like Pamela Porter’s GG 2005 winner, The Crazy…

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On Fire



Publication Date – Spring, 2013 On Fire at this point is still a manuscript of 219 pages (14 pt. Font, double-spaced), resting inside a folder on a shelf in my study. And it’s still mine in the sense that I…

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Welcome!



Redesigning a website, I’ve discovered, is kind of like redecorating your bedroom. It makes you think more than you want to about what to throw out and what to keep. When you’ve done that, there’s colour, which is to me…

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