Category: writing

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Cottager

You may know the ancient tale of the Wild Boar and the Fox: A wild boar was about to take a walk in the woods one pleasant day, but he stopped to sharpen his tusks against the trunk of a tree first. A fox,… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Writer and the Cottager”

Too much Traffic?

I set out to update my website – which I haven’t done since, oh, December – but I was redirected to a notice saying the site’s traffic quota had been exceeded. Huh? I didn’t know there was a traffic limit on my website. (But… Continue Reading “Too much Traffic?”

Friday Fable: The Writer and the 138,000 word manuscript

You may know the old story, The Boy and the Nuts: A child visiting a wealthy home was pleased to find on the table a jar full of nuts and figs. (This was in the days before Skittles, keep in mind.) He plunged his… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Writer and the 138,000 word manuscript”

Quebec Writing Competition

If you are a writer in Quebec, you have about ten days left to submit your short prose masterpiece to this year’s Quebec Writing Competition, brought to you by the CBC and its exceptional provincial partners. (It’s like the regular CBC short story competition, but just… Continue Reading “Quebec Writing Competition”

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Inspiring World

You may know the old fable, The Widow and the Hen: Once there was a widow who found a hen wandering the yard. The widow gave the hen a handful of barley and, lo, it laid an egg. The next day, the widow tossed the… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Writer and the Inspiring World”

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