Saturday Workshop – May 14th


May 14th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Writing the Fiction Series

Presented by Mahrie G. Reid

So you are writing, or thinking about writing, a series – either by design or accident. I realized I was writing a series mid-way in book 2. After-the-fact, I discover mistakes I could have avoided and concepts I could have used. Let me share with you techniques used by successful series writers, the tips that will make your series writing easier. Information comes primarily from Karen Wiesner’s book: Writing the Fiction Series.
Mahrie is the author of the Caleb Cove Mystery Series.

Thursday Meeting – April 28th


April 28th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Your Novel is Lacking Tension

Presented by Dwayne Clayden

A former police officer, Tactical Paramedic, and EMS Chief, Dwayne is an international speaker at EMS conferences and has published four textbooks. His short story “Hell Hath no Fury” is published in the anthology AB Negative.

Saturday Workshop – April 9th

April 9th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

A Two-Part Workshop

Presented by Adam Dreece

Part 1 – Pulling it altogether. Going from idea to publish-ready, with some “writing outside your comfort zone” thrown in.

Part 2 – How to have a successful signing day and lessons learned.

Adam’s debut novel, ‘Along Came a Wolf’ launched his Calgary Herald and Amazon bestselling series, ‘The Yellow Hoods’. It was followed up with book 2 in the series, ‘Breadcrumb Trail’ that has been called “a powerhouse of young adult fiction”.

Thursday Meeting – March 24th

March 24th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential

Presented by Martin Parnell

Martin will review his school days struggles with the written English language and his first foray into the world of blogging while cycling across the African continent. He will share the trials and tribulations of self-publishing three books and finally the surprising twist that led him to have his first book, MARATHON QUEST, published by Rocky Mountain Books.