Thursday Meeting – May 26th

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May 26th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Editing (And Then Some)

Presented by Ella Beaumont

Editing will always be one half of an author’s career. It is more than just a service to pay for. If you don’t know what there is to know about editing, then how can you hope to control your business?

Bring your note-taking material to a fast paced presentation on editing tips and tricks for authors of all kinds. Whether aspiring to be traditionally published, a hybrid author, or indie, to be a professional there are a few things everyone should know about editing.

Ella is the Acquisitions Editor at EDGE Publishing. Over the last two years, Ella has been running a weekly writing productivity group known as Write Club that is open to all writers at all skill levels.

Saturday Workshop – May 14th

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

The Shadow of the Shark – Writing Subtext

Presented by Swati Chavda

Sometimes what your character isn’t saying tells the truth better than their words. Subtext understood and layered into your story can add depth and colour. Join Swati for information, discussion, and exercises.

Swati Chavda is the co-author of the non-fiction book Ignite, a book on ending burnout before it ends you, and a writer of fantasy novels.

Edit: It was previously announced that Mahrie G. Reid would be presenting on Writing the Fiction Series. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, she had to withdraw her presentation.

Thursday Meeting – April 28th

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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”.