Looking for a place where writers at any stage of their career can talk about what they’ve learned along their writing journey and wish they knew at the beginning? Check out the link…
Are you writing YA? Do you know the ins and outs about novel lengths when writing for young adults? Check out this agent blog post to get the goods on what the industry expects to see.
Want to understand the world of trade publishing: how it has changed since the 1960s, and how it’s changing today? How is it organized, and where is it going?
Ever think about writing a book series? If done well, they call to a reader for the familiarity and sense of family encouraging shoppers to buy the next volume and the next and the…well, you get the idea. So how do you write one? Check out these tips!
Have a great idea for nonfiction book that might help change the world? Whether you’re writing memoir or other non-fiction, here’s a great list of questions to keep in mind when pulling together your book proposal:
Click to view seven questions to keep in mind…
Are you ready to pitch to a literary agent? What if you just happened upon one (an agent that is) and got a moment to shine? Would you be able to make an impression, or the right impression to leave them wanting more?
Check out this short clip on the right way to pitch yourself if you get that moment to make a lasting impression…
Come out for a casual night of conversation, author readings (that means you!), some banter and bevvies. WCDR invites you to come out Monday June 6th to eat, drink, chat, laugh, contemplate life as a writer, and participate or listen in on readings.
All attendees are welcome to bring something for a 3-minute reading (poetry, prose, fiction, memoir -whatever you fancy). Also – come armed with your best (or worst) tip you ever received regarding writing. It’s always good to share bits of wisdom, no?
Please note, a full menu is available, but food and beverages are the responsibility of each attendee. Some guests arrive with empty bellies and order a full dinner; others just sip a coffee or glass of wine. Whatever works for you, as long as we have your company! Please RSVP for seating.
Monday, June 6th
6:30- 9:30 pm
The Brock House
WCDR Member Rabindranath Maharaj has been selected as a finalist for his novel, The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf Canada).
The Trillium Book Award recognizes excellence of Ontario writers and writing. The award given to the author of each winning book is $20,000 and their publishers receive $2,500 for the marketing and promotion of the titles.
The winner will be announced June 17th, 2011.