Monday, 21 September 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

I'm a book! Check me out!

This year, during Ottawa's Nuit Blanche, I get to be a book!  At the Human Library!!!  I don't think I've been this excited since I sold my first book!

It's tomorrow night (Saturday the 19th).  I'll be there from 10 pm until 1 am, and people can "check me out" for 20 minutes (as in a book in a library checking out, not as in a skeevy guy in the Market checking out, which is what every other Saturday night in the Byward Market is like).  Want to chat with me about writing, storytelling, creating, business of writing, life in general?  Well, here's you chance to get me to actually focus for 20 minutes!  It's unheard of!  Come on out!

Details below:

In collaboration with Nuit Blanche Ottawa+GatineauAOE Arts Council is proud to present, for a third consecutive year, its Artist Human Library.

On the night of this arts and culture celebration, 18 artists (books) will be available to talk one-on-one and answer any questions visitors may have about their art, influences and life. The Artist Human Library was created as an opportunity to establish bonds between the artistic community and Ottawa/Gatineau residents.
The Human Library promises unique encounters with local artists who will transport guests into their world of creativity and inspiration.

Date: Saturday, Sept.19, 2015
Time: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Location: George Street in the Byward Market (see 018 on the Nuit Blanche map)

Monday, 14 September 2015

Planet X Podcast: Already at Episode 14!

We're already at episode 14 of Planet X Podcast! Time flies by! Thanks to everyone here who's been following along with the podcast. Jay OdjickKen Bonnie and myself appreciate it!
This week, I personally got to review Night of the Living Deadpool (insane fun). Jay talks video games and Ken gives the rundown of all the upcoming genre TV (well, until mid October. And only some of it, because there's a lot more than one podcast can hold! What a world we live in).
Also, Jay asked Ken and I to pitch a movie to a random title he made up. Mine was for Anacondangerzone. Listen if you'd like to hear my pitch - it may not be what you think (I like to switch things up).
Thanks for all of your support!

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Great Serialization Experiment, Part 3 - Writing and Cookies!

The last post on lessons learned from writing Nigh is up over at Black Gate Magazine!  I talk writing and cookies. (The two most important component of serializing a novel.) 

Cookie Monster approves of this blog post.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Chatting about Writing over at Planet X

Last week was slow for geek news, so Jay Odjick, Ken Bonnie and I chatted writing over at Planet X Podcast!  Check it out if you'd like some inspiration or ideas! The second half of the episode is filled with writing tips and stories.  We're also on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Great Serialization Experiment, Part 2

Check out my Black Gate post where I chat about numbers, business and Power Rangers. (All very important factors in serializing your own novel.)

Strike a pose. It's Serious Morphing Time.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

How Good Are You at Hustling?

I'm late with yesterday's post because I took the weekend off.  I actually took it off, without work or social media, not even writing. I went to visit some friends I've been meaning to spend quality time with, and I had a great time!

Stinky Car is Angry Melty Car.
Then, on my way home, the car in front of me on the highway swerved a bit, then a lot, and bounced up. I took my foot off the gas, but a car hugged my car butt so I wasn't about to hit the brakes. The cause of the leading car's distress soon became my own - a tractor-trailer had lost the rubber from its wheel, and it now bounced toward me. To my left was a car, and to my right a ditch. I wasn't following closely so I managed to move as far right as possible before striking the tire. It hit under the driver's side, thunked my whole car up and then bounced off the highway. (The rude butt hugger got away clean. Road Karma, don't fail me now!)