Thursday Meeting – March 26th

March 26th, 2015 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Strategic Self-Publishing

With Lorraine Paton

In this era of publishing, it is easy to write a book and self-publish it–perhaps too easy, because self-publishing isn’t just about writing. By self-publishing, you are going into business, so it is good to have a plan! In this workshop, Lorraine will share some of her research on how to self-publish strategically, which is derived from wisdom shared on the many writing forums and loops she follows. People are succeeding in meeting their goals, and this workshop might help you do the same. She’ll also share some results from her own publishing endeavors.

Saturday Workshop – March 14

March 14th, 2015 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Editing is Re-Vision

With Jessica Corra

We’ll look at common tools for editing at the macro level of the novel and how to utilize them with intentionality, based on the analogy of the potter or sculptor, from scenes to theme. This will not be a proof-reading workshop; we will be focused on big picture aspects and how to approach the novel.

Thank you!

Thank you to Grace Panko for her talk on How to Critique and Provide Feedback on Thursday evening! Lots of great information! Thank you also to Sherile Reilly and Jillian Long for their superb readings of submitted slush pile pages. And finally, thank you to everyone who bravely submitted to the slush pile and received feedback so gracefully! It was a great night!

Deadline for Connections – March 1st!


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 third issue of winter is coming up on March 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 springtime writing and get your article published in Connections so we can all chat about it! Send it on over to evoday [at] with “ARWA NEWSLETTER” in the headline!

We look forward to hearing from you!


Thursday Meeting – February 26th

February 26th, 2015 at 7pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

How to Critique

With Grace Panko, Jillian Long, and Sherile Reilly

This two-part workshop will focus on the art of providing feedback. First, Grace will give a presentation on the most effective ways to offer feedback.

Next, everyone will get to practice their new skills while Sherile and Jillian read from the first page of submitted work. You can offer up your published and unpublished books anonymously.

If you would like to submit your own work for feedback, please bring along the first page of your novel. Include your title and genre, but NOT your name.

Thank you, Society of Tilt & Lance Cavalry

Thank you to the Society of Tilt and Lance Calvary for their amazing presentation on Medieval jousting! We learned a lot about armor and amour!

A special thank you to Diana Cranstoun and Sherile Reilly for creating those truly challenging quizzes, and to Grace Panko for making sure our newly published authors got ‘pinned’ on Valentine’s Day!