Friday, September 2, 2011
Five years ago today, I headed out to spend three full days and nights in a bookstore to write a novel. There were 11 other writers with me, bookstore staff and a TV production team. We were supposed to do a one or two hour documentary on the Three Day Novel Contest, but there was so much footage, they produced the world's first literary reality show, which was broadcast on across Canada in the Spring of 2007. It was great to be part of something that really promoted the act of writing. One of the best parts of this series is that when some members of my family watched it, they finally realized and understood what I did for a living and why. Here's a sample of the show.