The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Tomorrow is 100th commemoration of the battle at Vimy Ridge, considered to be the battle that moved Canada from the status of a dominion to a full fledged country in the eyes of the British Empire. Right now I’m reading Tim Cook’s book, “At the Sharp End,” a history of Canada’s involvement in the first …

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I take a fair amount of stick about my choice of vehicle, mostly because of my height, I’m 6’2″ and have a 34″ inseam. I’ve also got pretty wide shoulders. So when people hear I drive a Mini Cooper S, they tend to focus on the Mini aspect of the name. Which I guess is …

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Today I was giving a presentation to my motorcycle group on successfully blogging about your trips. It went pretty well and I hope everybody came away with something. I’ve been blogging now since about 2002. I started off talking about independent filmmaking and writing for independent film. Of course this also began to cover my …

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Fear is your body and mind’s way of keeping you in check. Essentially its a system designed to avoid pain. We don’t like pain, physical or otherwise. The trick in life most times is knowing something’s going to hurt, accepting that fact and doing it anyway. Learn how to do this and you will be …

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It’s been a busy last few weeks between just general life stuff and getting Reliance ready to publish. So busy I haven’t had a chance to go for a ride for a few weeks. something I’m very aware of as my bike sits in front of my car as I pull into my garage every …

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I’ve just spent the last two days taking Corey Mandell’s Organic Story Structure Workshop. The workshop was put on by The Toronto Screenwriting Conference. I’m not going to go into what was taught. To be honest, I’m still processing the massive amount of info I received this weekend. If you’re interested in the content of …

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I was out with some friends last night, a pretty rare occurrence for me and I was talking to one of them who I have not seen in a while just catching up and we got to talking about what he was doing with his writing and of course the fact he was suffering form …

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