Category : Writing

153 posts

The much anticipated book by Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchman was released on July 14, 2015. With a media storm for over a year now about this lost manuscript has come to a conclusion. Now that it is out, is it what people have been waiting for? Harper Lee is the very successful author …
On Tuesday July 14, 2015 one of the anticipated books of 2015 hits the shelves. Armada by Ernest Cline has been awaited by fans since Ready Player One was released in 2011. With Ready Player One coming to the big screen, directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. No cast list has appeared online just …
Influence is a wonderful thing.  The more you have the better your chances of success. Influence is how a blog or a person makes others work with them or against them.  There are two sorts of influence out there positive and negative. The more you think about what your blog van become the more you …
Sick In The Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow binds together interviews that Mr. Apatow conducted over the course of his life. At 15, a young Judd Apatow, was already enamoured with the comedy world. Using a strategy that a fellow classmate at his high school radio station had used to meet …
The reason I chose to read Losing The Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff was not just about learning what happened to BlackBerry but what happened to a community. BlackBerry was the heart of the Waterloo Tech community and the co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie revered …
Thanks to Christian, a long time reader who offered to do a guest post, he has a great blog where he does rants on his point of view on the recent news that comes out of the various newspapers each day.  Which makes me think- there is always two sides to every story. Ok so …
When I started reading The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman I had some idea of how dark it was. I was told by a colleague that this book would probably scare the pants off of me. That Clifford Jackman wrote these characters so well that their dark personalities were palpable. Since I have read everything …
It takes a lot to be a leader. Are you one?   Being a Leader           It’s not anyone who can lead, and in an industry which expects bestsellers and popular writers and everything in between, it can be harder to find a person who ‘leads’ in this industry.  There is …
buffy andrews quote
Writers need to have a blog in this age of the Internet. It’s the law of the jungle that the more you have the easier it becomes- to make money to build a successful business, to have fun in life.  This is true when it comes to selling your self-published book, or when it comes …
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume takes the crown of by far the most captivating read that I have read in my lifetime. Like any young woman I was introduced to Judy Blume through her young adult novels. The first one that I ever read was Blubber, and I loved it. Even though I was the resident …
PAGE TOP