Actually getting paid for a writing job, and seeing your name in print in a magazine sounds like a great gig, but what about when you are asked to write “on spec”. What does this mean, and should you do it?
“Canada’s controversial new copyright bill has driven five prominent authors, including two-time Governor General’s Award winner Nino Ricci, to make a new YouTube video.” Check out the video below:
Writers are always looking to improve their craft and what better way than to learn “Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)”. Click to read all about it:
You know when that word is on the tip of your tongue, but you just can’t get it? What about when one of your characters is slightly cooler than you and you’re looking for some urban slang? Click below for an urban dictionary that makes being hip to the groove just a click away.
Being a writer in today’s industry, putting pen to paper is the least of our worries. Writers have more on their plate than just writing well. The industry demands authors begin to cultivate a readership, which means writers have to get with the program in terms of outlets like facebook and twitter. But what if you find twitter just one more annoying demand? Who really cares if you are jonesin’ for a latte? Maybe it’s about more than just casual banter…
The CBC Literary Awards recognize the best in creative non-fiction, poetry and short fiction. In total, they received more than 5,000 submissions from across Canada, and have narrowed it down to a list of finalists, with the winners to be announced March 24.
RAW invites all members to come out for a casual night at our Books and Bevvies night! Come to eat, drink, chat, laugh, participate or listen in on readings.
TONIGHT! Monday March 7th at the Brock House in Whitby from 6:30-9:30.
Members are welcome to bring a 3-minute reading for after dinner. We will be briefly discussing the featured book selection, Join the Revolution, Comrade. Please RSVP for this event so we can arrange seating to accommodate everyone.
Congratulations go to Peterborough author, Shelagh D. Grant. She became the first Canadian woman to win the Lionel Gelber Prize, and was awarded $15,000 for her book Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America.