Writing a Book

I’ve always wanted to write a book (or two, or three). But it always seemed as though there was some alchemy involved, some incantation that you had to recite three times backwards before sitting down to write, or you’d never turn leaden words into gold. Lately, however, I’ve had the opportunity to see book writing…

Tips on the Writing Process

It’s been raining for days. The yard has become a marshland, with tufts of grass poking up from pools of standing water. The bedrock outcrop in our front yard has puddles in all its nooks and crannies. They must smell interesting, because the dogs have to investigate each and every one of them. The Cowichan…

Wednesday on the Web – 22 Nov Edition

Lately I’ve been writing a full blog post every Wednesday, but this week I came across so many interesting topics that I’ve decided to go back to a linkfest. 1. Sackler Colloquium: The Science of Science Communication III (SSCIII) I had no idea this workshop was happening until the hashtag #SacklerScicomm started appearing in my…

September: The Start of a New Year

We’re halfway through September. The evenings are getting cooler, and we’ve been getting light rain showers every few days. In the mornings when I do my three pages of writing on the front porch, a blanket on my legs and a cup of tea beside me, the road in front of our house is busy…