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The Watchmaker’s Daughter – Book Review

I read the Watchmaker’s Daughter last week and have been ruminating on a book review since then. I have been having problems as this was a book I neither loved nor hated. It is not dreadfully written nor brilliantly told. Having not sparked a...

Happy Labour Day Canada!

It is the last long weekend of the Summer. Where summer is defined as the period of time when school is out. With Monday being a Holiday, you can expect a bit of a gap in the posts by our most prolific blogger. Also,...

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How to Write: Lesson 2

Continuing our series on how to be a writer, we’re picking up after the first (and truly most important) lesson: Just write. Today, I’d like to discuss a little more the manner in which we approach this daunting task. There’s really no winning formula...

A Mortal Song – Book Review

My book review of A Mortal Song will contain some spoilers – you have been warned. This young adult fantasy-fairy tale novel by Megan Crewe was, in short, good. I loved the Japanese setting, partly because I had been there. I have seen Mount...

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The International Conclusion

Well, yet another Dota 2 The International tournament comes to an end. It was full of exciting twists and turns. We even had some records set by the winners. I won’t spoil too much, though I can’t imagine anyone interested in the results doesn’t...

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How to Write: Lesson 1

I would like to do a postmortem on The International 2017 but my manager has informed me that I should be offering writing advice instead. Having now published my first book, I feel like I’m a little more qualified to offer tips on the...

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International 2017

It’s that time of year again. Grab your tide green polo shirt. Pull up a massive bag of trail mix. Block out a week of your life. The Dota 2 International tournament is upon us. This year, the prize pool has broken a staggering...

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A Tale of Two Mods

It’s the middle of the summer and outside of complaining about the weather, I have little to share. Unless people would be interested in my vacation to Algonquin. Here it is: It was buggy. So instead, I’m going to share my thoughts on how...