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Write What We Read

I was lucky enough to attend a book launch earlier this week at Munro's Books. It was the stuff of daydreams . . .

But ...

I've had an epiphany these last few weeks, writing these few blog posts and focussing much of my work time on our So You Think You Can Write contest and promotion: the more I write, the more I want to write.

A Bit More About Contests

I've had the privledge of scanning some of the entries to our So You Think You Can Write contest and I'm amazed, humbled and inspired by the ways people express themselves and by the passion poured onto each page.

The Value of Writing Contests

"I love deadlines. I like the whoosing sound they make as they fly by.

Launching First Draft

Some time ago I suggested to my employer the Times Colonist that we run a writing-related promotion where readers get a chance to get in on the action (it’s called So You Think You Can Write and is open for entries now.

Hats off to 100 years of Canada's navy

Sailors' hearts touched by statue and parade

Star still carries torch for actors

Victoria Film Festival

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Victoria's hot dance, arts and opera scenes help those small-city blues melt away

Tricky balancing act

Critics feel haunted whenever they miss top-flight performances

2009 in film: Comedy of cooking a contender for top spot along with a 1960s British romance

Remakes ruled (The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Fame) in 2009, vampires took a big bite of the box-office (New Moon), Quentin Tarantino nailed the Nazis (Inglourious Basterds), and Michael Jackson made a posthumous comeback (This Is It).