Category Archives: Character development

Music as Inspiration…


I wish I knew far more about music than I do. I love to listen, but cannot play. I love to hear all kinds, but like everyone, I have my favourites. Music speaks directly to the soul without the need … Continue reading

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Why is Mad Men So Great?


So sad to see the end of Season 4 of Mad Men! I haven’t been so devoted to a show since Six Feet Under and that’s a few years back. As with all good writing, everything begins and ends with … Continue reading

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Where do writers get ideas for books?


I was getting supremely bored, and if the writer is bored, the writing is dead. Continue reading

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Reviewer likes ‘portraits of evil’


Barbara Kay, a well-known weekly columnist for The National Post in Toronto, just reviewed the third book in The Osgoode Trilogy, A Trial of One. Here’s what she says: “This author has a lively imagination, great narrative energy and an … Continue reading

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The Human Rights Commission and homophobia


Whenever I read about the battles over same sex marriage, I think of homophobia. That fear of the “other” or the “different” led me to write “A Trial of One,” the third in The Osgoode Trilogy. Here’s an article I … Continue reading

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Do I side with the protagonist or antagonist?


“Don’t let your personal views take over and spoil the story.” Continue reading

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My husband approves of the other men in my life


Have you ever met someone who appears to combine the best and the worst of humanity? I have, and I really need to explore this personality at length—book length, in fact. Continue reading

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