A short list of some key elements that make up a good story. Very elementary, but a good reminder, especially when I get mired in facts and lose sight of the heart and purpose of a story.
A comparison of two brochures — same craft product, same region, completely different marketing materials. Which do you like better?
A friend, who also uses her computer every once in a while — uh, make that leaves her computer once in a while, sent me this. I hope you enjoy it, too! ea/ MY LIVING WILL Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room, having a chat. I said to them, […]
I’m walking down the street, errands on my mind, when I realize I’ve just walked past a whole flock of rubber duckies… Eh? I turn back, and discover they are splashing around in a plumbing store’s window. Brilliant! I don’t really care about pipes and fancy faucets; I DO care about the pleasures of running […]
Once upon a time (mid 1980s), in a land far away (UVic), Prince Ken (Athletics and Recreation Director Ken Shields, most decorated varsity basketball coach in Canadian history) had a problem. He knew there were many things his principality, his area of the kingdom, needed — and needed badly — but, alas, he had no […]
Yeah, for sure, I’d absolutely love to go for a walk! Mt. Doug or Thetis Lake? Mmm, how about Thetis this time? See if any ducks have settled in for the winter yet. Oh, wait, where are my shoes? Hmm… these look a little… um… yuck! Yeah, I could definitely use some new ones… where […]
I have a friend, named Tim, who lives all the way across the country. Tim is a wonderful, affable, total geekhead, and I mean that in the very best of ways. He’s smart, he’s fascinated by minutiae, and he loves sharing his discoveries of the hidden treasures in the mundane world as he finds them, […]