Bruce Byfield visiting at Guest Blog - page 5

Wonderful to have Bruce Byfield commenting on my webpage. His opinions give us a rare combination of thoughtful and lively. Byfield is a well known blogger and writer in the world of software and open access information.His own blog appears at:  https://brucebyfield.wordpress.com

While his blogs are often controversial, I find I agree with most of what he says. He’d be delighted if someone wrote him and disagreed.

 

 

 

 

Writers with pedigree

Writers with pedigree

  I wonder how writers would be described if they were listed in a book of pedigree like the American Kennel Club. Writer: generally self-absorbed, well-able to spend many hours alone so easy to leave while you go to work,  comes in various colours, sizes…

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Great book for Middle Grade Kids

Great book for Middle Grade Kids

Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz  (Middle grade) Set in Vancouver, BC in the 1940s in the Japanese community Heart of a Champion  follows the experiences of a nine-year-old Kenny (Kenji) Sakamoto as his family is subjected to the racial prejudice of the times,…

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Organizing time

Organizing time

I have almost worshipful admiration for those writers who continue to hone beautiful prose while managing small children and a home. How do they do it? Probably between midnight and four in the morning. The actual writing takes time but so does the responses to…

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Whose Setting is it?

Whose Setting is it?

It’s not hard to be aware of setting on a beautiful spring day on the coast. Daffodils are splashing bright yellow under the trees and bushes; blue violets hide behind the white snowdrops; the early cherry trees are blooming.  How does the setting contribute to…

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Plans Change

Plans Change

My publishers are delighted with “Writing for Children and Young Adults,” so pleased that they want to put it out in a hard copy AND an e-book. Great news. This means they will be releasing both books in the fall 2016 and not just the e-book…

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