Saturday Meeting–December 13th

December 13, 2014 at 1:00-2:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Please join us for an excellent opportunity to hear about next year’s

Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Fiction Competition!

Susan Forest is kindly making herself available to ARWA members to explain the competition and its requirements. Jessica L. Jackson slotted an hour but the meeting may take half that time. This is your chance to see if your short story might fit into this competition. Or, maybe you will write something fresh to submit. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You, Brenda Collins

A huge thank you to Brenda Collins for her fantastic presentation last night on how to plan our writing careers. After going through and developing our goals, actions, and timelines, we are ready to tackle out writing careers empowered and informed!


She has wonderfully allowed us to share her presentation. Click here to take a look if you missed the meeting because of the snow! She has also made the PDF version available.

Thursday Workshop – November 27th

November 27th, 2014 ARWA Workshop 7:00 pm, St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Author Inc: Who Are You?

Hosted by Brenda Collins

Brenda Collins, who writes cozy romantic mysteries as B.C. Deeks, will be talking to ARWA about planning your writing career within the demands of the new digital publishing world. Her presentation, AUTHOR INC: WHO ARE YOU? explains the critical link between identifying personal goals and planning your marketing strategy.

Thank you, Sandra Fitzpatrick

Many thanks to Sandra Fitzpatrick for today’s informative and inspirational workshop on Taxes and Business Plans for Writers. She told us at beginning of the morning that she spoke two languages – English and Financials – and we all left this afternoon with a very solid understanding of that ‘second’ language. Sandra not only provided us with solid explanations, ideas and examples of both US and Canadian tax requirements and business plans, but took her time to answer every question.  Thank you, Sandra.  It was an inspiring day!

Saturday Workshop – November 8th

November 8th, 2014 ARWA Workshop 10:30am, St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Taxes for Creative People

Hosted by Sandra Fitzpatrick

Creating isn’t the hard part of running a Creative business, it’s all the fiddly bits that confuse and confound artists and writers. Here’s a chance to get some help and advice from a tax professional who understands the needs of creative folk and the demands of business taxes.
Sandra Fitzpatrick has been helping folks with their taxes since 2006.

Thank you, Jillian!

A huge thank you to Jillian for putting on a fantastic workshop last night. While anything extroverted can be intimidating for writers, those that were there had a great time and really learned to sink into our characters. Conversations between all of our characters were hilarious!

Thanks, Jillian, for sitting in the Hot Seat and helping us prove to ourselves how confident we could be with our characters!

Thursday Workshop – October 23rd

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 ARWA Workshop 7:00pm, St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Connecting With Your Characters with Jillian Long

Have a character that’s hiding from you, or one that you’d simply like to know better? Come prepared with a character that you’d like to get to know, or make one up, while we work through different exercises meant to connect you more intimately with your characters.

Bring a character you’re working on, an accessory they might wear, and an open mind!


If you haven’t already, please pay your 2014-2015 membership dues! You can click here for more information about how to join or renew your membership at AWRA.