week I have written an essay to answer some of the questions
that I and other writers are often asked during interviews,
dinner parties, or panel discussion. Typical questions
are about the writing process. Readers are interested
in the details of where a writer works, what he reads,
when he works, and the process of writing a book.
have outlined my personal process that I use for two very
different kinds of writing: non-fiction essays and fiction.
you are thinking of writing a book, you might find one
or two useful ideas about the process by reading Beagle
Sailing Lessons for Writing here.
was with considerable sadness that I learned on Thursday
1st May of the discovery of the body of fellow Canadian
author, filmmaker and journalist David Walker who had
been missing since 14th February.
Phnom Penh Post reported:
to Major Pheng Pich, deputy chief of the provincial technical
and scientific police unit, a body identified as that
of Walker was found in the forest some 200 metres from
the entrance to the ancient Angkor Thom temple complex,
a popular tourist destination.”
was a long-time friend. He will have been known to many
of you. Keep his memory alive by remembering his humor,
dedication and talent.