Discussion Guide

For those of you who find yourself in a book club talking about Rage, here are a few questions I'm presumptuous enough to suggest for you to discuss...

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Lobby Night: Writing Effective Dialogue

Golden Ears Writers

Tuesday, February 19--I'll be at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and I invite you to join me with Golden Ears Writers as we talk about the words your characters say. We'll also discuss how dialogue differs from real speech as well as share tips on how to use dialogue to effectively establish your characters and advance your plots.

For more details, check out the Facebook event.

This is an adult event, but mature teenagers with an interest in writing are welcome. No young children, please. No charge to attend.

2018 Reading List

Last year was my first doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge, and while it was cool, I did feel a bit burned out. I pledged 52 books (one per week) but (for various reasons) found it hard to make that total. So for this year, I tried a much more reasonable-sounding number--26 (or one book every other week). Apparently, 26 wasn't that good a predication either as I ended the year with 40 published books read. I also discovered I could backfill my Goodreads reading list, so this year I entered all of the books I've read since mid-2005 in their system, and consequently, I think I've now got a better handle on what I can typically read in a year. We'll see next December how close I was.

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