I was reading some responses to the article this morning. Three women on Facebook were commenting on the piece when they decided instead to have a “me, too” discussion, essentially all agreeing that reading isn’t the end all and their opinions are just as good as anybody else’s. My favourite—besides the one where the woman says, “I only like books with dragons”—is this: “I love reading as well as writing. But the issue have is starting a book, thinking its going great, but then it doesn’t go how I would like or expected. I end up putting it down and not finishing and hense going to my desk to write an alternative ending.” Honestly, I can’t make this stuff up, and I love them all for giving me such wonderful material.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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