Coffee shops have always been excellent places to write and this workshop is designed to help you get the most out of your coffee shop writing. You'll learn how to find the right coffee shops for you, how to schedule and prepare your writing, produce both non-fiction and fiction writing, know coffee shop etiquette and overcome writer's block. You'll also learn how to revise yoiiiur writing and prepare it for publication. You'll learn how to take a small idea and turn it into a finished novel, article or non-fiction book...and the entire workshop will yes taught in coffee shops. 

Date:  Saturday, March 21

Start time: 10:00 AM (finish time TBD)

Fee: $65

Location: The workshop will be held in various coffee shops around Fredericton. 

Participants will be notified where to meet prior to March 21.

To enroll:

This workshop is brought to you by The Weekly Man

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WHLH: Writing Sex, Foul Language, Violence and Humor


You don’t have to be a successful standup comedian to write convincing humor. In fact, you don’t even need a keen sense of humor. And you don’t have to worry about your sex scenes turning into pornography once you know the difference between romance, eroticism and pornography. 

Humor, sex, violence and foul language are elements of writing that can cause problems for writers. How much violence is too much, or too little? Where do you draw the line with profane language even when you have a character based on a real-life person whose foul language almost obscures everything they say? 

Four of the sessions in my Writing Hurts Like Hell workshop deal with these topics. This little ebook presents those sessions along with some exercises to help you tackle these problems in your writing. 

WHLH: The Revision Process


When you've finished the first draft of your novel, the fun is over. Now, it's time to get into the real work: re-writing. 

This is a multi-step process and the steps have a very distinct order. Break that order and you could be letting yourself in for a lot of heart ache. Re-writing is where the real writing begins. Everything up till now was getting an idea out where you can see it.

On the other hand, there are those writers who seem to get everything down on the first draft. I hate those people. Fortunately, they're rare. Rare enough that you're likely not one of them, so this ebook might just help you to get through the revision/re-writing process with your sanity relatively unscathed. 

eMarketing Tools for Writers, 3rd Edition


It’s no longer enough for writers to just write books. Increasingly, publishers expect their stable of writers to play a role in marketing their books and, the smaller the publisher, the larger and more crucial that role becomes. It was with this in mind that I wrote the first edition of this book over a decade ago.

I completed the third edition for this book eight years ago, so many of the links no longer work, some of the options are no longer relevant and, definitely, there are many new options for writers to market their books. 

However, this book can still provide a starting point for writers who know nothing about marketing and don’t want to pay thousands of dollars to a marketing agency without first trying a few things on their own. 

The idea behind the book is to provide writers with a quick overview of marketing options offered online and break each into three parts:

  • A short description of the option
  • How it can be used to market your books
  • A list of online resources for further exploration

The book follows a format of define, demonstrate and explore. This allows you to read through the book, pick a handful of options and start using them right away. Most of the options are either free or inexpensive. As you become comfortable with whatever options you’re using, you can add others.

Becoming familiar with, and using, these marketing options step-by-step (without being overwhelmed) will help you identify new options and assess their usefulness in your personal marketing.

Always keep in mind the immortal words of Gangshen Barto: 

“No great product was ever greater than its marketing.”

The Truth About Biff Mitchell


A Sad Story

Biff Mitchell lives in a hovel at the edge of the world. He has no life. He has no friends. Neighborhood children throw stones at his hovel. At night, Biff throws stones at his hovel.

Someday Biff plans to write a book about a man who lives in a house that is stoned daily by neighborhood children who—through some magical twist of events—turn into snowmen.

When Spring arrives, the man’s house melts.

My Mediums

I write speculative fiction and have been successful in tricking publishers and editors into publishing just about everything I've written. (Writing Website)

I do mindless drawings with black gel ink and have tricked a few people into buying them. (Black Gel Drawings)

I take pictures of nature and people. When I take pictures of people, I'm actually capturing their souls, which I sell on eBay. (Photography Website)

My Inspiration

Every atom of water, fire, earth and wind.

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