Opening Scenes with Kelley Armstrong

  • Kelley Armstrong - Opening Scenes
    June 30, 2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rescheduled Event (from April 15th, 2018, cancelled due to inclement weather) Please note the change of venue. We will be at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1). As the number of published books grows exponentially, it becomes increasingly important to hook readers fast. This workshop will teach you how to find the best starting point (more…)

Creating Compelling Characters with Ibi Kaslik

  • Mar 2018 Workshop
    March 10, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is story? Is a narrative simply a series of events happening to random people? No! Who is this story about is just as important as What is this story about! Characters are actually the most important components of any story. This two-hour workshop explores how to create a compelling and complex character through readings, (more…)

Writing and Author Platform Go Hand in Hand with Elaine Cougler

  • Nov Author Platform
    November 4, 2018
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This hands-on, don’t-miss–it workshop will link your writing (whether published or not) into marketing resources that showcase its hidden potential. Participants will be asked to bring their own writing sample if possible and go through a process of finding its ideal marketplace. Learn about article marketing, the power of blogging and other author marketing ideas. (more…)

How to Market and Sell Short Fiction with Douglas Smith

  • Douglas Smith
    October 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A wealth of courses and books exist to teach you how to write stories. But what happens when you’ve finished writing? Do you know how to sell what you’ve written? Based on the popular writer’s guide, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, this workshop will give you critical advice on (more…)

Beginnings with Douglas Owen

  • Beginnings with Douglas Owen
    August 12, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Covernotes Flash Event The WCYR in conjunction with Covernotes presents the first in a series of mini-workshops. Join author, writer, editor, and publisher Douglas Owen as he walks you through structuring the start of your novel, what publishers are looking for, and readers expect. Get hands on advise and critiques of your work in (more…)

WCYR Open House with Sue Reynolds

  • Open House with Sue Reynolds
    September 10, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To start off a brand new season, join the WCYR for an open house meeting. WCYR members, friends and anyone interested in writing are welcome. Admission is free (please register below). Come celebrate the successes of fellow writers, enjoy networking and stay for a workshop with a terrific speaker, Sue Reynolds. Showing vs. Telling with (more…)

Wattpad – For Platform Building and Inspiration with Maaja Wentz

  • Wattpad with Maaja Wentz
    April 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. Wattpad is a digital platform with 40 million members worldwide. For writers, it provides detailed demographics of your readers and an easy place to gather and interact with fans. Whether you have a finished novel or you are just thinking of starting (more…)

Revise Like a Pro with Kim McDougall

  • Revise Like a Pro with Kim McDougall
    January 25, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. Whether you go the self-publishing route or choose a traditional publisher, good revision skills are essential for every writer. These days, publishers are looking for publish-ready work, so they have to invest less time and money on editing. And every independent (more…)