Tag Archives: Randy Coates

Paying Attention to Advice About Writing

Over 30 years, I have written six novels and a memoir. My earliest attempts began when I was attending university. When I look back at these initiations into the world of writing, I see the immature and awkward fumblings of … Continue reading

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An evil Norse god might not be the best teacher

Having been a teacher for many years, the setting of my novel came naturally to me:  a school and, in particular, a grade seven classroom where an amalgamation of cultures and ideologies come together. Mr. Donlevy is the well-respected teacher … Continue reading

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Finding Good and Evil in Mythology

When I wrote More Precious Than Rubies, I only touched upon one Norse myth.  There were so many colourful tales that I could have used.  Myths are varied in each culture and often thread together common characters and common themes.  … Continue reading

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More Precious Than Rubies

More Precious Than Rubies main character Paul Brager is twelve when his father tells the story of Iduna and her apples. Mr. Brager always tells stories before bed to entertain Paul’s little brother, Adrian—a ritual that has become even more … Continue reading

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