Tag Archives: IFOA

Interview #60!!!

Oh wow – sixty author interviews on TBPL Off the Shelf!  For today I interviewed Kim Moritsugu about researching her characters’ careers, her movie recommendations, and the upcoming Lit on Tour event here in Thunder Bay on October 30th.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

Interview #59!

The fifty-ninth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This is also the first interviews this year with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. For today I interviewed Ann Y.K. Choi about her busy life writing and teaching, promoting diverse Canadian authors, and the upcoming Lit on Tour event here in Thunder Bay.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

Interview #48

The forty-eighth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This is also the final interview with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  This time I interviewed Gary Barwin about repopulating existing texts, needle miners, and poetic forms writing us.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

Interview #47

The forty-seventh author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This is also the second of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  This time I interviewed Grace O’Connell about teaching creative writing, editing with Open Book, and writing about a hostage situation.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

Interview #46

The forty-sixth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live a few days ago (I forgot to post about it on here).  This is also the first of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  This time I interviewed Terry Fallis about his unique writing process, writing about feminist literature, and his circuitous route to writing.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

My 24th Author Interview!

The twenty-fourth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today!  This is also the final of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA).  This time I interviewed Miranda Hill about why her writing is like a box of chocolates, her coaching service, and Project Bookmark Canada.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

My 23rd Author Interview!

The twenty-third author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today!  This is also the second of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA).  This time I interviewed Elizabeth Hay about her new novel, making use of history, and why she wrote about the Quebec Sovereignty Movement of the 1990’s.  You can find the interview here!

2 Comments

Filed under Interview

My 22nd Author Interview!

The twenty-second author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today!  This is also the first of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA).  This time I interviewed Alexander MacLeod about his collection of short stories, being a judge for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and teaching creative writing.  You can find the interview here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Interview

#WriteFriday – October 2nd

I was working all day on Friday, and then I had plans to hang out with a friend.  So I didn’t end up working on any personal projects on that day.  But I did get to spend a bunch of time writing during work.  I was starting to work on an article that’ll be due at the end of the month.  I was also working on organizing some interviews for TBPL Off the Shelf (I’m once again interviewing the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the IFOA), plus I have to have a book review written early this week, and I have two more articles due at the end of the month.  I’ve also got two articles that were/will be published (something in the Seniors paper, because the library columnist who usually writes the column is going to be away a lot this fall, plus an @ Your Library article which should be published in Sunday’s paper).  So the whole month should be quite busy with work writing.

On the projects front, I wrote “Just One More Level” for Apocalypse Madness Tuesday night and published it on the blog Wednesday afternoon.  I’m considering NaNoWriMo again this year.  I haven’t participated for the last couple of years.  I’ve kind of said (not on this blog I don’t think), that I’m not going to participate again because I currently have two messes of novels that I’m not sure what to do with.  But while thinking of it, I realized that I don’t have to write a particular body of work that equals 50,000 words.  I just need to write 50,000 words.  So I was thinking I would do some work on what I’ve been calling the Grief Project, which is one of my goals that I have not done any work on so far.  I’m not even sure how big of a story that’s going to end up, so I don’t want to commit to making it a 50,000 word novel.  I’ll also have to write something for Apocalypse Madness next month, so I was thinking I’d tack on the word count for that as well.  And probably any work I do on Tears of the King if I’m working on it (I may put it aside just for November, but we’ll see).

My friend and I finished Secret of Mana on the Wii Friday night!  I played it by myself around September 11th, but he offered to help me play through it after that, which I thought was great.  We’ve played it about once a week for the last few weeks.  I thought we *might* be able to finish it last week, but there’s quite a lot to the game and we had to hold off because it was 5 in the morning.    I think that was my first real video game RPG that I’ve finished, or at least my first old-school one.  I was looking at it from a game design perspective, seeing what I can learn to help me make Tears.  I need to choose another game to play now; I’m thinking either Chrono Trigger on the Wii or Whisper of a Rose on Steam.  I’m swaying towards Whisper of a Rose because I think it was made with RPG Maker.  Unfortunately most of the RPGs I’m looking at are single player, so my friend won’t be able to help me through them, too (so we’re going to find something else to play through eventually).

Leave a comment

Filed under Writing

The Eleventh TBPL Off the Shelf Interview

The eleventh author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today!  This is also the last of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA).  This time I interviewed Michael Winter about his new book, his fiction alter ego, and writing something set in the future.  You can find the interview here!

2 Comments

Filed under Interview