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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Work faster
Want to write faster? So do I. So does everyone. Michael Agger, on Slate, tells us why that's probably not going to happen.

Work cheaper
Should you work for free? To answer that question, Jessica Hische has created a flow chart targeted at graphic designers, which applies equally well to writers.

Shusssshh! yourself
Become your own librarian with Knock Knock's Personal Library Kit.

"No period? No semicolon."
That's what Guy Davenport once told me: "No period? No semicolon." It's a good rule. If you want a more entertaining rendition of the same thing, check out The Oatmeal's "How to use a Semicolon".

Respect or stupidity?
The London rioters didn't loot the book stores. Gee, I wonder why.

100 x SciFi
Here are the top 100 sci-fi novels according to NPR's audience. Really? LOTR is the best that sci-fi has to offer?

The edible George R.R. Martin
The Cooking Ice and Fire blog lets you have your sci-fi and eat it too, with recipes for dishes served up in George R. R. Martin's series A Song of Fire and Ice.

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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