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August 2012- Archives

Canada Re-Writes: 5-Minute Mystery—"Eldorado" by Gail Bowen

To celebrate our first anniversary, we're going back through a year's worth of features, writing tips, stories, and more, to pull out some of our most memorable posts. If you missed them the first time around, why not catch up now? And if you loved them once, we bet you'll...

Where are they now: Challenge winner Todd Brown

As we approach the first anniversary of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our inaugural "Hall of Famers"—the winners of our first year's worth of writing challenges. Up now, Todd Brown, the winner of our Crime Month Page Turner Challenge held last May....

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Writers

Some provocative, poignant and—at times—tough-loving writing tips from Canadian authors. ...

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Where are they now: Challenge winner Maggie Panko

As we approach the first anniversary of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our inaugural "Hall of Famers"—the winners of our first year's worth of writing challenges. Next up: Maggie Panko, the winner of our April Fool's Apology Challenge held last April....

Where are they now: Challenge winner Chris Craddock

As we near the first birthday of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our writing challenge "Hall of Famers" from the past year. Seems the winner of our wildly popular Breakup Tweet Challenge, Chris Craddock, has been keeping pretty busy....

Where are they now: Challenge winner Crystal Chan

As we approach the first anniversary of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our inaugural "Hall of Famers"—the winners of our first year's worth of writing challenges. Next up: Crystal Chan, the winner of our Edible Nonfiction Challenge held last January....

Where are they now: Challenge winner Katrina Johnston

As we approach the first anniversary of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our inaugural "Hall of Famers"—the winners of our first year's worth of writing challenges. Up now: Katrina Johnston, the winner of our "True Winter Tales" writing challenge held last December....

Where are they now: Challenge winner Navin Vaswani

As we approach the first anniversary of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our inaugural "Hall of Famers"—the winners of our first year's worth of writing challenges. Next up: Navin Vaswani, the winner of our  "Shortest Short Story" Twitter Challenge held last October....

Where are they now: Challenge winner Brianne Morgan

As we approach the first anniversary of Canada Writes, we're checking in with our inaugural "Hall of Famers"—the winners of our first year's worth of writing challenges. First up: Brianne Morgan, the winner of our Autobiography Challenge held last August....

Literary Triathlon: And the gold medal goes to...

Judge Bruce Dowbiggin has tallied up his scores and awarded the coveted gold medal. Who is Canada's foremost Literary Triathlete?...

Literary Triathlon: Meet the winner

We talk to Nisha Coleman, the winner of the Literary Triathlon, about her greatest challenge in the competition and the one race we've all won....

Coach's Corner: Ron Smith

A writing tip fom B.C. author and sports biographer Ron Smith: write about the passion behind the sport....

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Coach's Corner: Cara Hedley

To inspire you as you compete in the Canada Writes Literary Triathlon, we're running tips on the art of sports writing all week. Today: how repetition means very different things for writers and athletes. ...

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Coach's Corner: Michael Januska

To inspire you as you compete in the Canada Writes Literary Triathlon, we're running tips on the art of sports writing all week. From the author of the soon-to-be-released Grey Cup Century: a rulebook for making your writing as thrilling as the sport itself....

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Coach's Corner: Kevin Sylvester

To inspire you as you compete in the Canada Writes Literary Triathlon, we're running tips on the art of sports writing all week. From the author of Sports Hall of Weird and former CBC sports broadcaster, some specific triathlon-related wisdom, and why Quidditch leaves him cold....

Coach's Corner: Priscila Uppal

To inspire you as you compete in the Canada Writes Literary Triathlon, we're running tips on the art of sports writing all week. From the Canadian Olympic poet-in-residence: colourful characters abound when you look outside the athletes' circle....

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Coach's Corner: Timeri Murari

To inspire you as you compete in the Canada Writes Literary Triathlon, we're running tips on the art of sports writing all week. From the bestselling author of Taj and The Taliban Cricket Club: when writing a sports novel, avoid Monopoly but keep the sin....

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