Posts Tagged ‘ Montreal ’

Don’t sell yourself short: Advice from a social media queen

I recently had the chance to interview Aimee Davison, a Montrealer who has gone from underpaid actress to Social Media Guru with her blog, 100 Jobs. Asking her about how she did it, I also wanted to know what advice she had for writers, specifically, and her main concept was one that most will agree with: Don't sell yourself short. Indeed, the quote I liked best from this particular Continue Reading...

Reading as Rx

The latest issue of ReadyMade features a piece called "Required Reading," which highlights a London institution called The School of Life, where "bibliotherapists" prescribe books to their "patients." Give your bibliotherapist a list of your reading preferences and some life goals, and you'll get your own personalized reading list. Hot, right? Unfortunately for the broke-asses of the world, Continue Reading...

The Gossip in Montréal

[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, on the cover of NME (photo via The Gossip on MySpace)"][/caption] The Gossip are in town tomorrow night (October 13), and tickets are an unbelievable $20! I have no idea if any are actually still available, as the Admission.com website doesn't seem to want to sell me any (stupid technology), but Continue Reading...

On entering the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest

Since it's already turning into a crazy time in my life, and because I hadn't realized Labor Day was popping up so soon (i.e. this weekend), I've decided to do something totally insane: I am entering the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. That's right: I'm going to write an entire novel in only 3 days. Some say it can't be done. Others have tried and failed. Still others have paid their 50 bones, Continue Reading...