Ask yourself this: must I write?

…if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, ‘I must,’ then build your life upon it.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

I write in a wide range of genres and styles. Here are a few samples.

 

 

Fiction:

The time for stars

Beijing (runner-up for the 2011 Random House Creative Writing Award)

 

Creative non-fiction:

Writing about, speaking for (Eclectica Magazine)

Alone with my thoughts, and my sunburn (Toronto Star)

 

Journalism:

A magnet for all people: Martin Ahvenus’s Village Bookstore (Open Book: Toronto)

Lost children: why they should stay in Haiti (Toronto Star)

Laser hair removal sparks outrage (Toronto Star)

How this documentary filmmaker embraced the f-word  (Globe and Mail)

 

Public speaking:

IdeaCity 2010 talk (an adaptation of this essay)

 

Advice:

Ten online marketing tips for introverts (Globe and Mail)

My deceptively simple system for tracking blog post ideas

Are you asking for feedback from the wrong people?

Stop sounding like everybody else

What I wish I’d known before setting out to become a writer (Story is a State of Mind)

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