I hope you enjoy this lively discussion between me and Clifford, recorded at The Bookshelf bookstore in Guelph, Ontario, in June 2016.
Gathered writers & guests at the Writing Room's
reading night in June 2016. The lectern shows the
logo of our sponsor, The Bookshelf bookstore.
Photo © Lindsay Cox,
|A fragment of The Two Row Scholar's outline. I placed colour-coded sticky notes where subplot scenes fit among the main plot's events. Note the scratched-out and modified scenes: it's a trial-and-error process.|
|This documentary video features interviews with people on both sides of
the Grand River Land Dispute (AKA Caledonia), which began as a protest
in February 2006 by some members of the Six Nations of the Grand River.
Six Nations is an Indian reserve located about 100 km (60 miles) from
In researching my first novel, The Coyote River Killer, viewing Our Home on Native Land informed the development of characters on both sides of the dispute. I hasten to point out that neither of the two individuals in this video show up in any guise as characters in the novel. But their stories highlight the family discord and personal pain that some people experienced.
A SureHallLick Production, presented by Mohawk College. Produced by Megan Hall, Theo Scheurwater and Wymon Stanlick. (Standard YouTube Licence)