Attention ARWA members! If you have an article or book launch you would like included in the Connections Newsletter, the deadline for content to be included in the second issue of winter is coming up on February 1st!
Have you launched a book or published a short story? Or did you write a great writing article on your blog that you want all ARWA members to see? Get pumped for the Valentine’s Social and get your article published in Connections so we can all chat about it! Send it on over to evoday [at] outlook.com with “ARWA NEWSLETTER” in the headline!
We look forward to hearing from you!
A huge thank you to June Baxter for her presentation on Finding Your Voice. The breadth of the information presented meant everyone left with some nugget of information, even if we were still debating on what writing voice really was! Thanks so much, June, for the thoughtful and insightful–and hilarious–presentation.
January 22, 2015 at 7pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.
Finding Your Voice
With June Baxter
Was your voice ever really lost? What is a writer’s voice and why do people fret about it?
Come explore these murky depths with June Baxter as your land-loving scuba instructor.
ARWA wants to give a huge thank you to Diana Cranstoun for her wonderful workshop on the Virgin’s Promise. We all left with a Brighter Kingdom, full of knowledge about Virgins and Heroes, light and shadows, and ready to apply that to our stories (and, you know, every book we read and movie we watch).
If you want to learn more about the Virgin’s Promise, Kim Hudson’s book is the place to get that information.
January 10, 2015 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.
The Virgin’s Promise
Presented by Diana Cranstoun
We’ve all heard of The Hero’s Journey, but what about The Heroine’s? Are they the same? If not, what are the differences? The similarities?
Based on Kin Hudson’s book The Virgin’s Promise, we’ll explore both journeys and how you can apply them to your characters’ stories.
If possible, please try and watch the original ‘Rocky’ film and ‘Ever After’ before the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you there. And Happy New (Writing) Year!
The New Year means a new round of the writing challenge. There are three different options available:
- Five Page Program – Member submit 5 pages per week for review by their group members. They meet once a week at the same time on Skype to give verbal feedback and follow-up by sending back the marked, reviewed MS.
- Up to 25 Pages – Member submit up to a maximum of 25 pages per week. Review and meetings as for 5 pages.
- Book under the Bed – Members submit an over view of a previously completed book (a synopsis of up to 10 pages) and then group members decide how they will proceed. They might meet on Skype to discuss the plot and characters before the rewrite begins. They might exchange full books, or agreed upon chunks with feedback being given individually after an agreed upon period of time. (One month for a whole book for example.) This is process is in itself a work in progress.
See the guidlelines here!
The January program will be starting in the next couple of weeks. We have two new challenge groups going forward. If you are interested in the challenge program, please read the information and guidelines and let Mahrie know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention ARWA members! If you have an article or book launch you would like included in the Connections Newsletter, the deadline for content to be included in the first issue of winter is coming up on January 1st!
Have you launched a book or published a short story? Or did you write a great writing article on your blog that you want all ARWA members to see? Get a jump start on your New Year resolutions and get your first article published in Connections! Send it on over to evoday [at] outlook.com with “ARWA NEWSLETTER” in the headline!
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you don’t have anything to send, take a look at the winter 2015 programming schedule.