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Free eBooks for Valentines

February 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I wish I had more time to blog this month, but alas, you can look forward to a paucity of blog posts. Even my tweets are running dry. So, in the meantime, what better way to get your reading fix than to indulge in some licentious drivel. To celebrate 60 years of “pure reading pleasure”, […]

Tags: inspiration · marketing · reading

21st century tips on finding work

January 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

You may as well recycle those newspaper classifieds, because that old school job-finding tool belongs in the 20th century. Spurred on by the recession, a number of tech-savvy people have started blogging on various “new school” ways of getting a job. Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has some crafty tips. I tend to agree with him […]

Tags: employment · freelancing · inspiration · resources

Reader letters warm my writer’s heart

November 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

As you may or may not recall, last August my article on the evils of recycling was published. Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that thousands of people read the stuff I put out there. Some probably think it’s a load of tosh. Other slightly more creepy individuals google my name and usually ask […]

Tags: article · inspiration · reading · The audience

The writer’s bane is…writing

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I’ve just finished reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a wonderfully humourous book full of advice on how to write and how to overcome those challenges all writers face. Here’s an excerpt I particularly like: “But how?” my students ask. “How do you actually do it?” You sit down, I say. You try to sit […]

Tags: books · inspiration · reading · writing · writing humour

Learning from Leo

November 8th, 2007 · Comments Off

Peter Legge, CEO of Canada Wide (the behemoth that publishes just about every magazine in Western Canada), recently wrote a little book on how to jump-start your career. He advises us to model ourselves after Leonardo da Vinci, who believed that seven key elements allowed him to become one of the most incredible innovators of our time. Here they are: […]

Tags: inspiration · productivity · working