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The Canadian Writer’s Guide, 13th Edition

Canadian Writer's Guide    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-55041-740-1
Pages 553
Language English only
Price $27.95

Edited by Paul Cormack.
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 2003.


This is the Official Handbook of the Canadian Authors Association.

The Canadian Writer’s Guide is the most comprehensive tool available to Canadian writers today. It draws on the expertise of a wide variety of professionals, including CBC radio broadcaster Marjorie Doyle; arts and entertainment lawyer Marian Dingman Hebb; novelist and speech-writer Matt Hughes; songwriter Bruce Madole; and Nebula and CAA award-winning science-fiction writer Rober J. Sawyer. It also includes valuable insight and advice from a further 85 professional writers from the United States, Europe, Australia and across Canada.

This edition contains over 130 new and updated "how-to" articles on diverse areas of international publishing, including:
  • ideas inspiration
  • overcoming writer's block
  • copyright
  • fiction
  • periodicals
  • personal essays
  • speechwriting
  • songwriting
  • the internet
  • character development
  • book contracts
  • editing
  • biographies
  • children's books
  • poetry
  • radio commentaries
  • stage and film
New to this edition is a valuable listing of writing schools, workshops and retreats. The Writer’s Reference section also includes a thorough listing of writers organizations, awards and fellowships, literary agents, and granting agencies. It also contains the most comprehensive compilation of Canadian contests for writers available anywhere.

This edition of The Canadian Writer’s Guide continues a fifty-year tradition for the Canadian Authors Association, resulting in the most comprehensive reference published, especially for Canadian writers of all genres and all skill levels.

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