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
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 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
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
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
Jane Urquhart on fleeting titles and animating spirits
Emily Urquhart: How I wrote Beyond the Pale
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
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"
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
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
Just a smidgen’s Barbara Bamber: Creating beauty in the everyday
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
Crime writer Anthony Bidulka on the perfect stepping-stone: accounting
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
Michael Winter on why he writes sex scenes
Naomi Klein: How I wrote This Changes Everything
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
Stories of Belonging to air on CBC's IDEAS
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
Alison Pick on saying yes to writing and no to everything else
Emily St. John Mandel has no idea where she's going... and she's okay with that
Canada Reads contender Kim Thúy on the zeros she got in creative writing class
Michael Crummey: How I wrote Sweetland
Frances Itani on hearing voices... and trusting your own
George Bowering: How I wrote Mirror on the Floor
Pop culture blogger Jen Zoratti, "professional feminist killjoy"
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
Trip to Africa turns industry exec into wildlife photographer and blogger
Bringing the modern dad to the blogosphere
"We see them at their worst": Gail Bowen on creating strong characters in crime fiction
Marissa Stapley: How I wrote Mating for Life
Fat Girl Food Squad: Blogging has never tasted so revolutionary
Guillaume Morissette: How I wrote New Tab
Gender nonconformist and author Ivan Coyote on "writing from the guts"
Terry Fallis on feminism, his favourite sandwich and the writer afterlife
Adam Sol: How I wrote Complicity
Jon Paul Fiorentino on what makes his heart explode
Mariko Tamaki: How I wrote This One Summer
Blogger Frank Verpaelst: Just call him "Northern reclusive snarky dwarf"
"Redneck Mommy" on how blogging saved her life and her sense of humour
Heather O'Neill on Montreal's bygone Red Light District
Kate Pullinger: How I wrote Landing Gear
WATCH: How to create tension
Author Bill Gaston on accidental fires and questionable musical influences
Padma Viswanathan: How I Wrote The Ever After of Ashwin Rao
How to build a successful mystery series
Guy Vanderhaeghe on bad scenery and imaginary people
WATCH: How to write killer dialogue
Dave Whellams: "I don't mind having my villains do the extreme"
Cop and crime writer Sean Slater: "Not every person has a good side"
Crime writer Michael J. McCann: "Cops are bureaucrats, too!"
Five crime writers reveal their secrets for creating suspense
Crime writer Anne Emery on "Trailer Park Boys" and the rare evil genius
WATCH: How to create a good villain
Crime writer Simone St. James: Creating chills in three dimensions
Author Howard Shrier: How to raise the stakes in your crime writing
Crime writer Lee Lamothe on real-life horrors and breaking the rules of fiction
Seán Haldane: In crime writing, it's the little questions that count
Crime writer John Brooke: How to build suspense with a bang... or a whisper
WATCH: How to write detective fiction
Adorable pets and the crime writers who love them
Miriam Toews on the war she didn't know she was winning
From lobster rolls to the midnight sun: Creating the Canadian travel blog "Toque and Canoe"
Alexi Zentner: How I wrote The Lobster Kings
Heather O'Neill on cat dialogue, laundry room phobias, and other people's brains
Shani Mootoo on chocolate, house chores and cryptic notes
Emma Donoghue: How I wrote Frog Music
Sean Michaels: How I wrote Us Conductors
Richard Wagamese on not being "Native enough" and why we need to read more Metis, First Nations and Inuit writers
Griffin Prize finalist Sue Goyette on literary prize culture, emojis and rehearsed comebacks
Travel bloggers Ginger and Nutmeg add spice to their worldwide adventures
Claire Cameron: How I wrote The Bear
Blog "The Book Dumpling" matches readers to books
Blog because you want to: Carrie Snyder
Quebec's two solitudes come together, twentysomething-style, in "Les Incorrigibles"
Michael Crummey on salt-and-pepper chips, Sapporo, and the grand scheme of things
A feminist in Florence: Blogging Italian-style on "Maple Leaf Mamma"
RBC Taylor Prize finalist J.B. MacKinnon on his authorial spirit animal
Thomas King on why humour and tragedy are inseparable
RBC Taylor Prize finalist Charlotte Gray on the worst interview she's ever done
RBC Taylor Prize finalist Graeme Smith on dodging bullets and downing iced capps
How NOT to run like Rob Ford: Ben Kaplan's "Feet, Don't Fail Me Now"
"A trinity of difference": Writing through disability in Rolling Around In My Head
"Defining Moments": An Olympics-inspired story map
Ryan Arsenault: Bringing the sports snark on "Straight from the Arse"
Haikus and prime rib soup: Stream-of-consciousness blogging on "merlinspielen"
His 'n' hers blogging on "Couple of Yuppies"
"My Hometown" by Miriam Toews
"Between Here and Gone" by David Bezmozgis
"Montrose Apartments" by Esi Edugyan
Canadian humourist Will Ferguson on his dreamy Calgary neighbourhood
"Building Something" by Joseph Boyden
"Traffic" by Lisa Moore
"The Mystery of the Berries" by Eileen Dunne
"A Proper Christmas Tea" by Sarah Alexander-Williams
"The Last Christmas in the Sun" by Rodrigo Couto Beilfuss
"Grandpa and the TV" by Jackie Phillips
"The Christmas Book" by Jaun Harrow
"A Doll with Real Shoes" by Janet Culliton
"The Christmas Tree" by Roxanne Salinas
"Christmas Transfiguration" by Margo MacKinnon
Tater tots, Tang, and potato chip casserole: Brian Francis, "Caker Cooking"