Category: drama

Out of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative with Sir Ken Robinson When you research creativity in education, it is impossible not to come across Ken Robinson’s provocative work. His book, Out of Our Minds, published in 2001, revised in

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Podcasting and Writing Plays

I have been less active on this blog lately because I’m starting a new podcasting project. I’m going to be podcasting my novel, “Marmalade, Cat Detective,” at my new Marmalade Cat Detective blog. I also have a long-term plan for

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To self-publish or not

Focus is supposed to be the key to success, in art, business, hockey, anything. If you lose focus, you are bound to make mistakes. Lately I have been reading too many blogs, tweets and self-appointed online experts. They all say,

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The Fiendish Plot of Doctor Cyclone

I had my 3 showings of my video, The Fiendish Plot of Doctor Cyclone yesterday. People seemed to enjoy it and it was a pleasure to see the cast get up and get some applause after all their hard work.

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Breaking 40 000

40009 / 65000 words. 62% done! To celebrate the rising word count, and to encourage myself to work a little faster, I decided to give myself a widget. I’m still a little disappointed with my daily word output this week

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Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

I met Lesley Livingston, author of Wondrous Strange, at the AD Astra SF/ Fantasy conference in Toronto. She launched the book there and took place in a couple of interesting panel discussions. My favorite of these was a discussion of

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I’m getting critiqued at Anticipation!

This week has been writing Nirvana with my son in camp but yesterday all that feel-good creativity ran up against crunch time. In the morning, I racked up a decent word count over 1 000 words but I had to

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Progress, progress

I had a good writing day today, completing about 11 pages by 3:40. That brings my total to date up to 33 281 words or about 133 pages! I’ve passed the halfway mark. Happy reading (or writing)

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In pertinacia victoria! — So get back to work

You have to check out the latin motto generator . I like the way it makes me look sooo smart to title this blog in latin. This motto is designed motivate. It means: in determination, victory. Today, after a pre-lunch

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Novel Writing Update

I’m a big fan of I should Be Writing (ISBW), Mur Lafferty’s podcast and blog of the same name. The “Mighty Mur,” as she calls herself, has just released the first in a series of PDF episodes outlining her discoveries

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