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The mess of life is the stuff of art in "The Maven of Mayhem"  »

Ottawa blogger Amanda Jette on embracing (and documenting) life's curve balls.

How far can the CBC Literary Prize take you?  »

The 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize winner on what winning can do for your writing career.





Susan Juby has a really bad back-up plan  »

The Stephen Leacock-nominated author makes us giggle with her deplorable career back-up plan.

Canada Reads contender Raziel Reid: How I wrote When Everything Feels like the Movies  »

The 2015 Canada Reads contender on how this powerful and controversial novel came to be.





Canada Reads contender Thomas King: How I wrote The Inconvenient Indian  »

The 2015 Canada Reads contender on writing for the next generation.

Alix Hawley: How I wrote All True Not a Lie in It  »

When two-time CBC Short Story Prize finalist Alix Hawley showed her first novel to her agent, she got a reaction she hadn't bargained for.





Travel and fashion blogger La Carmina takes you to the dark side  »

The Vancouver blogger on how she built her media empire.

Andrew Pyper on happy-hour bribery and literary flirtations  »

For someone who writes the creepiest novels in Canada, Andrew Pyper comes off as a really nice guy.

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  • 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
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