Tag: Creative Writing

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)


Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

Five child authors who have stayed successful


By Rachel Muenz It’s a common story: An author gets published at a very young age. For a few weeks, she is the centre of media attention, people rave about her talent, her book may sell well, but then she vanishes from the literary…

Want the best Canadian writing? Read short fiction


By Rachel Muenz A couple of weeks ago, British Giller judge Victoria Glendinning bashed Canadian writing in the Financial Times of London. She said our stuff is too homogenous and that it’s easy to get grants and be published if you’re Canadian, no matter…

The evil alternatives to Site 52: Part five of a five-part series


By Zema Luncher North Comise County politicians are disgusted with recent suggestions for the storage and use of garbage at Site 52. Protestors say a landfill is not the best option for the site and there are other methods that would be better for…

Stories in Red and Yellow to be Published This Week


I am currently working on a collection of stories that have been dug up from past work called Stories in Red and Yellow. It should be published this week. Look out for it! It’s going to be as fantastic as red and yellow. Look…

A Good Home


By Rachel Muenz I don’t like cleaning because it’s not something where you use your head and when I don’t use my head, it wanders into things I’d rather forget. But I don’t like living in filth either. I’ve had enough dirt in my…

The Fool


I was embarrassed to tell my boyfriend’s parents I was out of work again. It had been a year and I was on welfare, but at least I had love in my life. Richie, my boyfriend, just got a job as a public relations…

Abandon


By Rachel Muenz Uneven rows of umbrellas bobbed towards her. Their metal frames frightened her to the edge of the sidewalk and then back into the alley against the cold dumpster. The thin spokes reminded her too much of wing bones. Her fingers dug…

The Discoveries of Columbus


By Rachel Muenz Lorian sat in the sand, his lap cold without the dog. He glared at the black and silver points of the waves. His father had no right to get rid of it. But Lorian figured he should have seen it coming…

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)


Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

Blue Death: A five-part series by the Teeny Tracer on how protestors are destroying money and lives at Dump Site 52


The plight of North Comise garbage: Part one of a five-part series By Zema Luncher In homes across North Comise County, the garbage bag is kept hidden from sight in cupboards or garages, unable to socialize with the families it lives with and treated…

SO IS THIS IT?


By Hyacinth Harewood I’m a parasite on an interminable past that will outlast my gourmet greed, I’m Tantalus in consummation, never stopping eating – under the curse of my past. Yesterday’s spices drive me to wishing wells of the future that never fulfill water,…

Financial degradation at Site 52 puts species at risk: Part three of a five-part series


By Zema Luncher Protests at Site 52 are putting a severe strain on the financial ecosystem, damaging the habitats of taxpayers and politicians, says Comise County Warden Tom Gudgeon. Blockades at the proposed dump site in Teeny Township are not only harming these species…

Bicycle Time


By Rachel Muenz The road unrolls before him, cracked and purple-grey. The pavement is worn but good, better than that behind him, cratered and half-repaired with uneven disks of tar. On either side, trees slide past the corners of his eyes, their branches reaching…

Men and Single – Experimental Fiction Story


The hallway was washed in yellow light. Penny had spent many days trying to get there. She had seen it on TV and it looked just like the pictures.

“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore. Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5 Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!…

Author profile: James Valitchka


By Rachel Muenz James Valitchka’s writing has put him on an ambitious road. His ninth book, Superheroes Don’t Have Dads 2, is to be released Nov. 3 and focuses on his link to President Barack Obama. Valitchka got to meet and speak with Obama…

Lizard in the Backyard on Life Rattle Radio


http://www.liferattle.ca/radio/show1175.html

life rattle show no. 1174


http://www.liferattle.ca/radio/show1174.html

Expressive Writing: EX. 12 – Love and Food


Love and Food “Eat it up!” the gold-digger said to her sugar daddy. Caught up in the raptures of love, the gold-digger and her sugar daddy were enjoying the lap of luxury in a high-style luxury loft condo in the heart of downtown Toronto….

Something to Write About!


Written by: Jennifer Winters Writing can truly be the essence of a new beginning for people. A reality of seeing the words you write is usually the truth of how you feel. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for all of…

Walking to Dreams


Written by Jennifer Winters As a child, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I always went with what everyone else said: A firefighter, a policewoman, a doctor. When really none of these things did I ever inspire…

Sicilian Holiday


By Chris Temelkos It was the spring of 1955, I was in my last semester of college and only a week away from graduation. I had spent two long years studying broadcast journalism, a career, I realized wasn’t meant for me. I had no…

Old Romance Released


I have a new book called Old Romance. You can buy it at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. for $16.99. There is also a sale this month to get 20 percent off when you enter the code HOHOHO. It is also available on Amazon Kindle. It is a…

Katie and Marc


Katie bumped into her boss as she was leaving the Radio Canada International building in Montreal.

Excerpt from My Story of Transportation


My first bike had training wheels. I believe my Mom bought it for me and I would proudly ride around my neighbourhood in Greek town with my Mom nearby feeling free for my age.

Airport Flirt – Excerpt from Do Not Know


  It took an old man to touch my young breast to wake me up. I did not hear him come up to me as I sat in a plastic waiting chair because my Walkman blasted “Keep on Moving” from my Soul II Soul…

Michael


Driven like a car in the highest gear, Michael zoomed through life to obtain his goals. He was a perfect student, a perfect friend; perfect for sports and his deep brown eyes made him an honest person.

Tax Collector


Sarah’s hair was too long and straight, that hair that came right out of a commercial prevented her from earning a living as a tax collector. She worked in her office as a receptionist, watching the men and women in three-piece suits walk by…

Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction


Chapter One Forms of Non-fiction Writing Welcome to your first chapter! As you go through each chapter you will be asked to complete optional assignments.

New! Dropouts Published


Fiction and journalism stories about the mind are hot off the presses. You can buy for today only with a 14.92 percent discount at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Just enter the code PINTA. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Five child authors who have stayed successful


By Rachel Muenz It’s a common story: An author gets published at a very young age. For a few weeks, she is the centre of media attention, people rave about her talent, her book may sell well, but then she vanishes from the literary…

Away For Too Long


by Kirk Verner Wake up, wander the streets, wind stings my eyes, I have forgotten what a real prairie breeze feels like.

Poison


By Rachel Muenz Dolphin was going to kill the dog because it had desecrated the tree. The tree was the most beautiful monument he had ever seen. He liked it because it reminded him of a snake and he loved snakes and though it…

Murder?


By Rachel Muenz Stan hates Maude and her purple raincoat and the way she trips instead of walks. She even wears that ugly thing in the middle of summer when the air chokes you and sits heavy on your head.

Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction


Chapter One Forms of Non-fiction Writing Welcome to your first chapter! As you go through each chapter you will be asked to complete optional assignments.

Katie and Marc


Katie bumped into her boss as she was leaving the Radio Canada International building in Montreal.

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