Reading With Rory Gilmore

As mentioned in my previous post, I am planning to spend some time diving back into reading and literature this year. De-stressing this winter has involved a lot of watching and rewatching some of my favourite televisions shows and movies. The past few weeks it has been Gilmore Girls. It’s been nice to take a […]

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New Look, New Story

So here we are. A complete site redesign and rebranding (of sorts). This year, I am finally working on my own mystery series, set on the picturesque coast of British Columbia. This idea has been growing and developing for the past few years, and whispering in the back of my mind for longer than that. […]

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Non-Productive Writing

Non-productive writing: This is writing that you do because you want to, not because you have to. As opposed to unproductive, which leaves the bitter taste of self-reproaches of laziness and writer’s block, Non-Productive Writing can actually build your self-esteem as it builds your skill set. How many of us really take the time to […]

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No Response

Send a letter. No Response Submit an idea. No Response Leave a message. No Response Speak your heart. No Response In a time of disconnection, people lay blame at the feet of technology. We’re all too busy. Running Shopping Talking Meeting Greeting Cleaning Fleeing Filling Every moment So we never have to feel The sting […]

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Poverty Mindset (An Article In Response to ‘How to Lose a Third of a Million Dollars Without Really Trying’)

There was an uproar this morning as publishing professionals all over the internet raged over the Medium article: How to Lose a Third of a Million Dollars Without Really Trying . People who work in an often thankless job for little pay are understandably upset that the author suggests that it was their responsibility to help […]

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Before Pen Hits Paper

A new series of articles on the process of bringing  the idea for a story to a fully fleshed out pre-draft outline will be appearing on Medium under my user name @andreacrossett. The first article, and introduction to the project is available now at the following link: Before Pen Hits Paper  

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Reading Summer

Summer in Calgary thus far has been rainy, cool, and filled with thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Not that I’m complaining — I don’t think I could have picked a better summer. I love thunderstorms, I prefer weather that is warm, but not too hot — I think my neighbourhood broke 30°C only once this year […]

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A Return To Stability

I think we are all pretty familiar with the feeling of dread that accompanies almost every moment of news coverage these days. From nationalist rallies to genocide coverups to privacy and banking breaches to rising international tensions to extreme weather growing more and more extreme, the world definitely feels like it is teetering on a […]

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