All posts tagged "Writing"

Each Book Has A Story to Tell

Congratulations to Susan Nielsen, Vancouver author of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, just awarded the 2012 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. There is no higher honour for a writer of Y.A. fiction in Canada. Here’s what Canada’s…


Talking to Montezuma

I got a text message from one of my nieces recently.  She was on the way to a conference of some kind in the States. I read out her message to my domestic associate, Mr. Wood. ‘Have to be honest,’…


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….