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Jon Chan Simpson: How I wrote Chinkstar
Elizabeth Abbott: How I Wrote Dogs & Underdogs
Eric Siblin: How I Wrote Studio Grace
Marina Endicott on abandoned workouts, stubborn knots and her most lovable character
John Farrow: How I wrote The Storm Murders
Debra Komar: How I wrote The Bastard of Fort Stikine
Read Sean Cullen's Twitter mystery
Gail Bowen on the constant process of educating herself
Guy Vanderhaeghe: How I wrote Daddy Lenin and Other Stories
Susan Glickman: How I Wrote Safe as Houses
Linwood Barclay on his new challenge
Shakespeare Selfie, grades 7-9 category: Meet the winner
Shakespeare Selfie, grades 10-12 category: Meet the winner
Nick Cutter: How I Wrote The Acolyte
Dakota McFadzean: How I wrote Don't Get Eaten By Anything
Joy Fielding: What if a woman had written The Corrections
Shakespeare Selfie, grades 10-12 category: Shortlist announced
Shakespeare Selfie, grades 7-9 category: Shortlist announced
Robert Hough: How I wrote The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan
Russell Smith on his literary hot tub fantasy
Lynn Crosbie on literary doppelgangers and the Stepford curse
Dave Carpenter: How I co-wrote The Education of Augie Merasty
Shakespeare Selfie challenge: Meet the readers
Kenneth Oppel on weird research and amazing readers
Andre Alexis: How I wrote Fifteen Dogs
D.W. Wilson: How I wrote "Mountain Under Sea"
Lori Lansens on canine crushes, tequila and really bad traffic
2015 CBC Short Story Prize: Winner and runners-up
Read the entries from the Shakespeare Selfie challenge!
2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Downriver" by Salina Brydson
2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Mule Deer" by Kirsten Madsen
2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Skinned" by Sheri Benning
2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Uncle Ray's Tattoos" by Tom McMillan
2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Mountain Under Sea" by D.W. Wilson
D.W. Wilson on altered states, gigantic novels and "short short" stories
Kirsten Madsen on awkward conversations, underwater novels and exorbitant cheese
Salina Brydson on Tolstoy, write-a-thons and "only" minus 25 weather
Sheri Benning on Mr. Dressup, poetic solace and 3-ring notebooks
Tom McMillan on boy detectives and five bucks of gas
Jane Urquhart on fleeting titles and animating spirits
Emily Urquhart: How I wrote Beyond the Pale
Tuesday, April 7: Quickie Couplet poetry contest
Jalal Barzanji on the gift of writing what he wants
Robert Currie on the time machine that is poetry
Erin Moure on the elation (and stomachache) of poetry
A.F. Moritz on the "illiterature" of poetry
Karen Solie welcomes robot poets to the CanLit community
2015 CBC Poetry Competition now open!
Beth Powning: How I wrote A Measure of Light
Lorna Crozier on why she writes with the door closed
David McGimpsey on country songs, Oprah and very important intersections
Kim Echlin: How I wrote Under the Visible Life
Canada Reads contender Kamal Al-Solaylee: How I wrote Intolerable
Tomson Highway on Austen envy and dashing leading men
Living and blogging with courage: "The Maven of Mayhem"
How far can the CBC Literary Prize take you?
Susan Juby has a really bad back-up plan
Canada Reads contender Raziel Reid: How I wrote When Everything Feels like the Movies
Canada Reads contender Thomas King: How I wrote The Inconvenient Indian
Alix Hawley: How I wrote All True Not a Lie in It
Travel and fashion blogger La Carmina takes you to the dark side
Andrew Pyper on happy-hour bribery and literary flirtations
Canada Reads contender Jocelyne Saucier: How I wrote And the Birds Rained Down
Canada Reads contender Kim Thuy: How I wrote Ru
Helen Humphreys on dead spiders and undersung poets
CBC Literary Prize residency at The Banff Centre "magical"
John Vaillant: How I Wrote The Jaguar's Children
Crime writer Rick Mofina on conquering the self-doubt demon
Vivek Shraya: How I wrote She of the Mountains
Mystery master Alan Bradley on what's behind curtain #3
Actress Aunjanue Ellis on the power of The Book of Negroes
Just a smidgen’s Barbara Bamber: Creating beauty in the everyday
11 books that shaped Lawrence Hill's life
10 inspiring quotes by great nonfiction writers
2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition now open!
Canadian writers reveal their New Year's resolutions
Gail Bowen's 47-year Christmas diary
Ashley Little: How I Wrote Anatomy of a Girl Gang
Jennifer Quist: How I wrote Love Letters of the Angels of Death
Blogger "Mama Non Grata" and her family inspiration
Michael Harris: How I wrote The End of Absence
Anthony Bidulka's Christmas tree spectacular
Crime writer Anthony Bidulka on the perfect stepping-stone: accounting
Brian Francis: Author. Christmas bazaar addict.
Blogger Michael Ross: "I like Excel more than most people"
George Bowering on why "prolific" isn't a compliment
Joan Thomas: How I wrote The Opening Sky
Blogger Brenda Dwyer, "This is our farm story"
Johanna Skibsrud has no faith in bestseller lists
Linden MacIntyre on writing and other pathologies
"Nomad" by Charmaine Eriavbe
"Homeland" by Ziyaad Mia
Announcing the "Stories of Belonging" winners
"Stories of Belonging" shortlist: adult category
"Stories of Belonging" shortlist: youth category
Michael Winter on why he writes sex scenes
Naomi Klein: How I wrote This Changes Everything
8 books Bruce McCulloch wants you to read
Writing tips from the 2014 Scotiabank Giller finalists
Superblogger Kevin J. Naulls on keeping your "true voice" online
Jacqueline Baker: How I wrote The Broken Hours
Claire Holden Rothman on the inadequacy of the word "writer"
From Scotland with love: Blogger Val Howes on Canada's vibrant culinary culture
Russell Wangersky: How I wrote Walt
M.G. Vassanji on the sentence that changed his life
Priscila Uppal on the friends who helped her face cancer
GG-winning author Teresa Toten and the mom who never fit in
7 books Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle wants you to read
Greg Hollingshead on why his hometown finally feels like home
Rawi Hage writes a letter to the neighbour he doesn't know
Your stories of belonging
Stories of Belonging to air on CBC's IDEAS
YA author Susin Nielsen on the party that changed her reputation
The 7 books Eleanor Catton wants you to read
Carrie Snyder: How I wrote Girl Runner
Book blogger Karen Ma, the CanLit carnivore
Why Rudy Wiebe will never write a funny novel
Mireille Silcoff: How I wrote Chez l'arabe
Art blogger The Jealous Curator on vanquishing creative block
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: And the winner is...
Tell us your true story of belonging for a chance to win $1,000
6 books Adrienne Clarkson wants you to read (and 1 that she doesn't)
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: Announcing YOUR favourite
CBC Short Story Prize winner on the writing residency of her dreams
Katherena Vermette's "weird profession," and how patience is going to hurt you
Alison Pick on saying yes to writing and no to everything else
Rachel Rose on filling up the emptiness that comes after writing
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Coyote Medicine/Medicine Coyote" by Alessandra Naccarato
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Tar Swan" by David Martin
Emily St. John Mandel has no idea where she's going... and she's okay with that
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Burnt Pot, Riverbank, Indifferent Sky" by Cynthia Woodman Kerkham
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Coda" by Basma Kavanagh
Finalists for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize announced
2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Settler Education" by Laurie D. Graham
Alessandra Naccarato: "Poetry is how I see the world"
Basma Kavanagh: "Poetry is our way of telling ourselves who we are"
Cynthia Woodman Kerkham: "I love how poetry pays attention"
Laurie D. Graham: "Writing poetry is like playing a musical instrument"
David Martin: "Tension was one of the motivations in writing my poem"
Poet Matthew Tierney on the insidious pressure to be successful
CBC Short Story Prize winner heads to the big screen
Tanis Rideout on building the language of her work (literally)
Jason Guriel on hoarding and keeping your best lines off Twitter
Lorri Neilsen Glenn on bringing a wealth of reading to the page
Canada Reads contender Kim Thúy on the zeros she got in creative writing class
12 fall books with a CBC Literary Prize pedigree
Poet Marilyn Gear Pilling on the treasure trove of the unconscious
Poet Cyril Dabydeen on finding your craft "close to the bone"
Michael Crummey: How I wrote Sweetland
Poet Jenna Butler on why you should never write in a vacuum
Poet Jordan Abel on why poetry has no boundaries
Frances Itani on hearing voices... and trusting your own
2014 CBC Poetry Prize longlist announced
George Bowering: How I wrote Mirror on the Floor
Pop culture blogger Jen Zoratti, "professional feminist killjoy"
What I learned from the 3-Day Novel Contest
Caroline Adderson: How I wrote Ellen in Pieces
Raising author Eric McCormack's "Scottish hackles"
Camilla Gibb: The toughest thing an editor ever told me
Ivan Coyote: 11 things I learned while writing my 11 books