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Finally, a really good movie…

Saw Tomas Alfredson’s  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy this weekend and, omg, at last!, a movie I thoroughly loved. Confession time:  I haven’t read the book or seen its Alec Guinness version, although I have tried to read and watch them.  Never could get into them. But now, having seen the 2011 version, I’m hot to read […]

Editor’s Notes on ‘Our Favorite Canadian.’

To say that the selection of Our Favorite Canadian (OFC) has been difficult, well, that would be one helluva understatement.  It’s been a 3-week drama featuring non-stop bickering and petty treachery. There are, of course, many people to thank, some of whom actually deserve the recognition.  However, a number of these people notified us via […]

LuckyGirl victorious following bitter 4-hour smackdown at Toronto’s AGO Member Room

LuckyGirl, seeking productive workspace for next month’s NaMoWriMo, arrived at Toronto’s AGO at exactly 11:00 this morning.  Having made her way thru the subway and streetcar system, she approached her destination with what can only be described as grit and determination.  There was writing to be done this day and, dammit, she was going to […]

The Good, the Bad, the Intolerable and the Inevitable.

As previously reported, I’ve accepted the NaNoWriMo Challenge.  This means I have to write an entire book in no more than 30 days.  The 30 days in which this will occur are, unlike so many things in life, actually set in stone.  (Okay, not stone, not literally.)  I cannot begin the book until November 1st […]

LuckyGirl Makes a Decision

When I heard about National Novel Writing Month, I thought it was a goof — how the hell could anyone write an entire 50,000-word novel in only 30 days?  And there’s a competitive aspect to it?!  Impossible! So I did a quick skim of the website and learned these astonishing facts: 200,000 people signed up […]

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