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Throwback Thursday: What are Coles Notes?

There’s a scene in The Revenant where Father Paul discusses a case with Toronto’s coroner. So far, two bodies have been brought into the morgue in a state of decomposition indicating they’d died more than a week ago. In both cases, … Continue reading

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How NOT to make a book trailer

For years I thought that if I were ever in a position to need a book trailer I’d be independently wealthy and could hire a professional to do it for me. Barring that, I’d use Flash. I have a basic … Continue reading

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Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter V

      is for Verisimilitude       Verisimilitude is the appearance of reality in a work of fiction. I have written before about how all narrative is a construct of reality. This means that it is supposed to … Continue reading

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“RIPD”: “Men in Black” meets “Ghostbusters” meets lots of other things

RIPD (Rest in Peace Department) is where good cops go when they die. Their job? To track down escaped demons from Hell and return them or terminate them altogether. Ryan Reynolds plays Nick with one-note aplomb. His partner, Hayes (played … Continue reading

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