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My daughter sent me back to the drawing board. “Think about what’s driving each character,” she said, after reading my attempt at a play. “What makes this night different from every other night?” The question gets asked every Passover and … Continue reading
I promised my daughter I would write her a play. The promise has been floating in the air for several years already, sincere but vague and open-ended. A few weeks ago I trotted out the promise once again because she’s … Continue reading
I arrived home several days ago to the old, ongoing question of how to get new writing done when the business of life occupies your mind. My father’s health took a nasty turn in my absence and my sister and … Continue reading
How do you keep your head on straight during a book tour? Besides having regular little talks with your ego. I brought along the tiny volume of letters between Margaret Laurence and Gabrielle Roy. They wrote to each other starting … Continue reading
I took my old feet into a shoe store for women with old feet and came out with beautiful, ankle-high Fluevog boots into which I’ve put an additional insole. Now comes the quiet suspense of seeing whether my feet will … Continue reading
Earlier this year, the National Post’s The Afterword devoted a week to publishing excerpts from a fine anthology called Finding the Words: Writers on Inspiration, Desire, War, Celebrity, Exile, and Breaking the Rules (McClelland & Stewart). Proceeds from the volume … Continue reading
See what you think …read the first couple of pages of Alone in the Classroom.