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.
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!!!
November 24th, 2016 at 7:00 PM at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.
Using Social Media Effectively
Catherine Saykaly-Stevens will present effective methods in using social media to boost the visibility of your writing.