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The goal of the Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR) is to function as a hub for individuals and groups of authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, technical writers, journalists, business writers, networkers, editors and supporters of the written word. Please note: due to the fact that some of the materials read/discussed may contain mature themes, content and language, we have established a minimum age of 18 years as eligibility for membership.

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Unforgettable: Building Characters that Resonate -Ruth E. Walker

Newmarket TBA

In this workshop, Ruth will review memorable characters and lead a group discussion on techniques of character development. Participants are encouraged to bring their character or character in progress and engage in exercises to enrich them. Ruth will discuss character partners (POV, plot, backstory). Q & A will follow.

Get Tickets $20.00 – $25.00 37 tickets left

Getting the Most from Author Events: Gary D. McGugan

Taylors Newmarket 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

This session will focus on promotional activities writers might consider for introducing books, increasing reader awareness, launching new titles, or growing sales. Gary plans an environment where participants share experiences, concerns, ideas and opportunities as they explore the challenges of personal book promotions.

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The Importance of the Edit: Drea Cohane

Newmarket TBA

Is your goal to get published? If you have a manuscript that you would like to get out into the world, but are unsure of the editorial process involved in submitting your work – then this workshop is for you. In this The Importance of the Edit workshop, you will gain step-by-step instructions on how the editorial process works and what it entails – from writing the initial manuscript to the submission to editors. We will also discuss the importance of the developmental edit pre-submission – how this kind of edit not just irons out any structural flaws or inconsistencies, but ultimately improves the overall arc of your story and leaves the reader fully immersed in your book. With so many manuscripts lost to the slush pile, this workshop will equip you with the resources to produce a work that stands out to editors and publishers alike. 

Get Tickets $20.00 – $25.00 38 tickets left