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You Get What You Give: Benefits of Volunteering with the WCYR

By Elaine Jackson When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer (and an Olympic gymnast) but lack of resources, pragmatism, and parents who wanted me to get a secure job won out when I graduated from high school (and into a recession). Like many of us in the WCYR, I came backContinue Reading

 

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Special Evening Workshop – Sam Hiyate – May 8th 2015

Join Sam Hiyate, literary agent and founder of The Rights Factory in a fast-paced workshop as he unravels the mysteries of today’s literary marketplace. What’s hot and what’s over saturated? What’s literary and what appeals to the mass market locally and globally? Publish or self-publish? In this interactive session, Sam will discuss strategies, skills andContinue Reading

Why We Blog

By Rhett Williams Three to five hundred word blog? Easy peasy lemon squeezy, or is it? Since starting to blog in July of last year I’ve racked up 17 posts that contain well over 20,000 words. I have a few loyal followers and manage to get between 60 and 80 hits per post. Not aContinue Reading

Andrew Pyper – January 18, 2015

The Writing Life: How to Create a Career Out of Making Things Up Whether it be fiction, screenplays or storytelling in any media, there’s nothing more crucial to a writing career than your “Idea for a Story” itself. Internationally bestselling author, Andrew Pyper, will answer all of your nuts-and-bolts questions about the business of writing,Continue Reading

Deb Rankine – December 7 2014

Renowned National Food Writer Deborah A. Rankine National food writer, recipe developer and cookery instructor, Deborah A. Rankine, has covered the food scene in Canada for the past 17 years. As her alter ego, “The Fridge Whisperer,” Rankine authors a cookbook series of the same name — publishing book #5, Truly Tantalizing Canadian Cuisine, inContinue Reading

Catharine Bush – November 9, 2014

Paying Attention and Breaking Free Including Interactive Writing Exercises All writing begins in acts of noticing. And all writing is made up of a series of choices: what we choose to include, from our choice of words to the parts of the world that we put on the page, vs. what we leave out. HowContinue Reading

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