When someone says “it started slow” or “the middle drags”, these might be symptoms of structural problems with your story. Learn how to zero-in on what’s wrong and how to fix it.
I will be teaching a writing workshop on short stories along with the amazing Lydia Peever at the November 21st meeting of the Ottawa Independent Writers. The details: WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 7PM (doors at 6:30) WHERE: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street, Ottawa HOW LONG: 2 hours COST: $10 payable at the event (free to members […]
Thoughts on the passing of John Dunsworth, Jim Lahey in Trailer Park Boys.
I’m teaching a workshop on how to write a page-turner at CAN-CON in Ottawa, Ontario on October 13, 2017.
I have a new story out in the anthology The Sum Of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound. “Good-bye is that Time between Now and Forever” is a brief story about a daughter travelling with her father to an appointment for doctor-assisted suicide. Except in this world, the dead rise. The theme of The Sum […]
Reveal for the cover of my debut short story collection It’s Not the End and Other Lies (ChiZine Publications, 2018).
I will be teaching a 2-hour writing workshop on how to keep readers on the edges of their seats at the Limestone Genre Expo in Kingston, Ontario on Saturday, June 3, 2017. It will start at 3PM. Why should I take this workshop? This workshop is for writers of all genres who want their stories to be […]
My schedule for Limestone Genre Expo, happening June 3 – 4 in Kingston, ON. I’ll be doing panels, a reading and running a workshop.
My schedule for Ad Astra 2017, happening May 5 – 7 in Richmond Hill, ON. I’ll be doing panels on horror, John Carpenter and how fantasy novels have taken over TV.
It’s always a thrill when someone reviews your story and zeroes in precisely on the themes and ideas you were looking to explore. My hat’s off to Derek Newman-Stille for this review, where he barely touches on plot and nicely sums up the ideas of immorality, change and conflict through the lens of less-than-ideal small […]