Author Archives: Dale Long

About Dale Long

Writing ambushed me from the shadows. At first I pushed it aside as nonsense, but luckily my wife and two girls saw the potential. Since then I have had an article published by Metroland, placed as runner-up and in the top ten in humour writing contests and various other contests. The icing on the cake was placing as runner-up in the WCDR's Wicked Words contest (130 entries) and having my entry published in the contests anthology of the same name. My entry was an exerpt from my upcoming novel, Echoes.

The Enemy Within

In light of the current political shenanigans, pipelines, shootings, women and gender inequality, and immigrant hate, I got to thinking. Why can’t we all just get along? The old saying goes, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”  And whether … Continue reading

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When the Youngest Gets Older

Today marks the end of a sense of childhood. The passing of “parenting”. We are now merely guides. Our youngest hit the 17th year mark and is doing it with her own quiet style. Our daughters are so much the same and … Continue reading

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Muskoka Novel Marathon 2016

It’s that time again. The Muskoka Novel Marathon. Writers raising money for literacy. You’ve read me waxing on about it, and about its cause. You’ve seen my Facebook Author Page posts. It is a worthy cause. But the reality of … Continue reading

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It’s Over – Ontario Writer’s Conference Final Curtain

Yep, you read it right. The Ontario Writer’s Conference closed up shop for the last time this past weekend. For ten years it has been educating writers, connecting writers to agents and publishers, promoting writers and providing a venue to … Continue reading

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The March Hare

March is a busy month for me normally. Birthdays. Yep, enough said, right? But this month it is particularly busy.

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The Silence of The Damned

I find I am too often apologizing to you dear readers for my absence, my silence. And forgive me for doing so again. We chalk up lack of posting as Real Life. Or real life getting in the way. In … Continue reading

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Fictional Bravery vs Real Life Bravery

Once there was a woman of infinite grace, married to a man of infinite jest. She was meek and quiet. She hid behind her hair. Once. *** As a writer, I deal in emotion. Regardless of genre, all writers, when … Continue reading

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