The individual at the writing group was asking – again – how I got my ideas, where the stories came from.  We had the same frustrating conversation we’ve had every other time.

Was very pleased to read this article on Yann Martel.  Taxidermy works for me, too.

I bought a laptop yesterday.  I feel very adult.  And very poor.  I also feel very portable.  My laptop is really cool.

Ironically, just before I left the house to go computer shopping, I was wondering what to name this laptop (I have long since named typewriters and computers after the Great Literary Gods like Timothy Findley; am currently writing on Vikram).  I was scanning the CBC website and found the Yann Martel article.

Meet Yann.  He looks like this:

Now, tell me, regarding the issue of each author being their narrator: would we be addressing Mr. Martel as the monkey or the donkey?

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