News: Literary Recap June 28 - July 4, 2012

2012-07-05 21:35:PM ago by nicole.boyce

For writers who favour certain words, the new Smartwrite program can help you spot and eliminate repeated phrases in your work. Smartwrite also looks for clichés and overused dialogue tags.

Looking for fresh Canadian writing? CBC Books has a list of 10 Canadian Writers to Watch.

If you’re tired of writing well, you’re in luck: this week the Twitterverse has exploded with a slew of #badwritingtips. For those seeking less sarcastic guidance, check out Sarah Manguso’s wise words for young writers.

The ultimate novelty novel: a Buenos Aires publisher is creating books written in disappearing ink. Intended to create a sense of urgency, Eterna Cadencia’s books expire after 60 days.

Internationally acclaimed writer Mavis Gallant will share her private journals in an upcoming publication. Known for her short stories, Gallant won the Governor General’s Award for fiction in 1981.

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