Canadians - and writers everywhere - were thrilled to discover this morning that Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman onto which the honor was ever bestowed. The beauty of Ms. Munro’s writing isn’t up for argument, but wouldn’t it be nice to know what makes it so special? What approach does she take to pacing and endings? How does she handle gender and language? This past summer The Globe and Mail ran a story called 10 reasons why Alice Munro is a genius that uses interactive “hot spots” to highlight a passage in her 1982 short story, Bardon Bus. It’s an enlightening read, and speaks volumes about Ms. Munro’s expertise in the craft of writing.