Inform, Entertain, Inspire – Chapter 3

Welcome to September. This Labour Day, let me share more info on my favourite kind of labour, the writing craft. Another trick of the trade. Over the course of the summer , I’ve explained a way to approach writing work. Does your finished product inform, entertain/engage and lastly, inspire? Here, I want to address inspire before concluding […]

Interest in Pinterest

Sharing ideas. Inspiring others. If I am ever going to recommend one platform for everyone to use, it would be Pinterest. I’ve had an account for years and left it inactive. This is not a reflection of how I feel about it. Anytime I heard people talk about Pinterest, it is all positive. They found a […]

Writing With “E’s”

Several people have been exceptionally kind and complimentary in many of my “shop-talk” posts. A colleague with several decades of experience as a trial lawyer recently suggested that I could teach a writing class. Incidentally, it was the words of a late Manitoba Judge who explained that in speaking to people you might be able […]

Social Media Saturation?

Lots of businesses are telling people to “Like them on Facebook”. We are witnessing an evolution of sorts where many of these same businesses are posting longer social media promotions within their print and web advertising. They want you to Like us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter, see some pics on Snapchat and Instagram. Pretty soon […]

Writing Filters

I quit smoking cigarettes for good in 2000. Even with a few smokes a week, it was still smoking. It is still shit and horrid for your health. My consistency was well, never consistent. I switched brands regularly in an effort to celebrate freedom of choice. The odd time I would smoke something without a […]

Sorting Through Sunday

The pile of material for me to sort through looks much larger than this one. This one has formed part of an even larger stack. It’s going to take some time to sort through. It’s a perfect project. Happily, I write in the surroundings of my home office. Where the music is plentiful and the […]