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…)

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…)

Writing Humour with Willie Handler


  • Writing Humour with Willie Handler
    November 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. Writing funny is one of the hardest forms of craft. You may have a great sense of humour, but capturing that in your writing takes skill and practice. The workshop will provide tips on developing humour into your creative writing. It (more…)

Backstory Business with M.J. Moores


  • Backstory Business with M.J. Moores
    September 28, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. Getting Backstory to Work For You Instead of Against You One of the most difficult aspects of writing is being able to identify when your doing an “info dump” in the middle of a scene/chapter and how to go about fixing (more…)