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Meredith Fowke

TV Development Producer, Writer and occasional Essayist

Meredith Fowke is a Brit living in Montreal, Canada. She develops, writes and produces for television as well as starting and stopping several hundred novels.
Sexual Violence In Video Games Isn't Child's

Sexual Violence In Video Games Isn't Child's Play

When I explained why I will not buy Grand Theft Auto 5 for my son and why he is not allowed to buy it even with his own money, he replied, "but it's just a game." I can't get angry at him for wanting a game that nearly all his friends have. But I cannot, and will not, give in. There is no place for this content in a video game.
11/28/2016 01:06 EST
How I've Come To Love 'The Chalet,' Despite The

How I've Come To Love 'The Chalet,' Despite The Hummingbirds

After spending most of my adult life faking the joy, I finally understood the appeal of the chalet. The reasons were manifold I think. But while my newfound enthusiasm is as genuine as any Canadian's, there are still a few things that give me away as an amateur.
08/25/2016 03:00 EDT
The, I'm Sure I've Got A Book In Me, Book

The, I'm Sure I've Got A Book In Me, Book Tour

At one time, I figured it would be easier to write a book of short stories. I don't know why I thought this. Writing multiple stories when you can't write one story is obviously much harder. But I like coming up with titles, and for a while I had some real crackers. My thinking behind creating a title first is that it's a bit like "fill in the blanks."
04/15/2016 12:12 EDT
Women, Let's Stop Self-Censoring And Say What We Really

Women, Let's Stop Self-Censoring And Say What We Really Mean

I've spoken to other women who regret not speaking up instead of quitting a job; never telling a friend that they didn't feel supported instead of deleting their contact; confronting a parent before they died; standing up for themselves in an argument rather than taking that anger out on someone else; standing up for someone else instead of staying silent. I know for me that the words I don't say affect my life as much as those I do.
03/24/2016 03:54 EDT