The pulse of Hong Kong

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“Can you get to Vancouver on Friday?” texted my friend late Wednesday night. “I can get you to from Hong Kong from there.” Ummm…   “Sure!” I said, from Calgary. …

Lost Andy

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Andy talks and talks and talks. Talks and talks. Then talks some more. “At school we painted pictures,” he says. “I can make super-sonic laser beams come out of my …

Run away runway

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In my writing workshops, I talk about emotional writing and how to convey sentiment without using words like angry or happy. The best way to express feelings in writing is …

Show, don’t tell

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I’ve been teaching a memoir writing workshop and for one class we talked about emotional writing and how to convey sentiment without using words like angry or happy. These words …

Emotional words

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I’ve been teaching a Life Writing workshop. For Class Two we talked about emotional writing and how to convey sentiments without using words like angry or happy. Those words are …