January 26th, 2017 at 7:00 PM at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.
Wilderness Survival Tips for Writers
Do you have characters who cross dangerous lands in pursuit of their goal, and must learn to survive in all terrains with meagre resources? If so, you will not want to miss this session on wilderness survival tips. Come. Your protagonist’s life may depend on it. Presented by G.W. Renshaw.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00pm 8:30pm
Owl’s Nest Book Store, 815A 49th Avenue SW Calgary
*Romance and erotica as an antidote to cyber-porn. An evening of discussion.*
Do you read romance novels apologetically, under the covers—secretly on your e-reader, so no one catches you at your guilty pleasure? Stop. And join M. Jane Colette <http://mjanecolette.com>, author of the steamy erotic romance *Tell Me*
https://www.amazon.ca/Tell-Me-M-Jane-Colette/dp/0008162786/ and the non-fiction essay collection on language and writing *CUNT versus PUSSY* https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/cunt-versus-pussy, Alyssa Linn Palmer, author of noir romance and gay and lesbian fiction such as award-winning Midnight at the Orpheus https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/midnight-at-the-orpheus-by-alyssa-linn-palmer-760-b, and members of the Calgary chapter of the Romance Writers of America https://www.calgaryrwa.com/ in a spirited discussion of why reading (and writing ) romance and erotica is important in an age of plentiful porn. We promise, you’ll never look at ‘bodice rippers’ the same way again—and you might be inspired to start writing one of your own. https://mjanecolette.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/midnight-at-the-orpheus.jpg
Midnight At the Orpheus is Alyssa Linn Palmer’s award-winning book featuring featuring Chicago gangsters and molls engaged in the sexiest and most complicated passion triangle, with a hot and sensitive MM love affair among the background subplots.
RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Contact@owlsnestbooks.com or (403) 287-9557 to reserve your spot… or show up at the last minute.
January 14th, 2017 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.
Writing Immersive Fiction
Ever wondered why some books are more successful than others? It has nothing to do with the quality of writing, or whether you have a high concept story or not. No, it simply depends on how immersive your story is on every page.
But what makes a story immersive?
There are elements of writing that pull readers inside the world of your story and keep them engrossed until the end, no matter the genre. And there are other elements that rudely push them out. Come learn the building blocks of immersive fiction, constructing your fictive dream brick by brick, using tools such as the Motivation-Reaction Unit, the use of all senses, and more.
Presented by SWATI CHAVDA
Our website has been updated
See a small library of books by our authors. Links are yet to be added, but if you see a book you like, go to our author page and click on their website.
Our Spring 2017 Programming is now on this site. Go to Workshops and Meetings to see what exciting topics we will be covering this year.
ARWA celebrates 30 years in 2017. We are planning a big party on May 13. There is also a short story writing contest for ARWA members. Deadline for submissions is February 28.
And don’t forget, submissions for Treasures Along the Fenceline for 2017 are also due February 28.
It’s going to be an exciting year. Stay tuned here for news of new book releases, the When Words Collide Conference, and other writing news around Alberta.
May the year 2017 be your best yet. And whatever you do, DON’T STOP WRITING!!!