One of the things that has fascinated me on my winding road as a writer is how much I don't know about the craft. Although I've spent decades consuming stories and almost as long making them in one form or another, I've only seriously gotten into the craft over the last couple of years. As with all things the more you do something the better (hopefully) you become but even if you have a kernel of talent, sometimes there's no substitute for some good old fashioned training. I'
Well, I really haven't gone anywhere but it has been a while since my last blog entry. Things have been quite busy and unfortunately I just haven't had the time to put thoughts to keyboard for the blog. As some of you may know, I'm a school teacher in Toronto, so the last little while was filled with lesson plans, year-end festivities and report cards. During that time I also exhibited at Wizard World Philadelphia, wrote reviews and updated the site for Comix Asylum and publi
Superman has Kryptonite, James Bond has women, Green Lantern has the color yellow, Chronokari Alpha have...well they don't have a weakness yet but who knows maybe someday. Anyway one of the biggest fears a writer can have is getting writer's block. I must confess that I don't usually run across it but when I do one of my surefire ways of beating it is to go for a ride on the subway. Now it's not the most convenient thing to do if you don't live in the city or have mass transi
Never let an idea slip away. There are times when you sit in front of your computer screen or a piece of paper and all it does is stare blankly back at you. There are also times where you're nowhere near a computer or piece of paper and an idea pops into your head and you suddenly realize that you have no way of recording it before it dissolves into the creative ether again. That is why, much to my wife's chagrin, that I always have my BlackBerry close at hand. Good ideas can