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How to Write a Book In Your Spare Time Many people say they would like to write a book. That statement is usually in the form of “I have this great book idea”, “I’ve always wanted to write a novel” or “I will write it when I have more time.” I used to say things like that. I kept promising myself that I would write a book someday. Then I realized something important. There are seven days in a week, but someday isn’t one of them.

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The Egg Author's Note: The Egg is also available in the following languages: The Egg By: Andy Weir Cha: An Asian Literary Journal - The Bat Whisperer by Shivani Sivagurunathan I own the best stocked supermarket on Coal Island. It belonged to my father who handed it down to me when he died. He was an angry man because he had no sons and was stuck with a single daughter. publish a book? If you've never truly considered writing a book, take another look at the rubbish filling bookshelves at airport kiosks. The "authors" of that stuff are laughing all the way to the bank. While English majors and real literary types are screaming at each other in the stuffy halls of academia or the pages of The New Yorker, these clowns are quietly rehashing tired plots and making millions for it. You're a smart person, so we see no reason you shouldn't take a crack at making bank as well. (Heck, even if you're a ding-bat, we think you should give it a try.

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ENT books: Award-winning Canadian fiction For those of you who are already avid readers of Canadian fiction, you will likely know about the literary awards available to Canadian authors and can probably list the winning books from many of this year's finalists. However, for those of you newer to Canadian literature and looking for a good way to find a new read, here is the scoop on some of the national literary awards in place. There are varying opinions on the benefits of having so many literary 'competitions' in place, but at the very least, they can provide a starting point for readers looking to choose from the cream of the crop in Canadian fiction. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Governor General's Literary Awards, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. The GGs, Canada's national book awards, honour the best of our literature in seven categories, in both official languages. The 2009 Governor General's Fiction award winner was Kate Pullinger with The Mistress of Nothing.

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