Ready for the New Year Challenge Groups?

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,…

Get in on Connections October!

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 fall is coming up on October 1st! Have you launched a book or published a short story? Or did you write a great writing article…

ARWA Members at When Words Collide – Part 2!

ARWA is delighted to introduce both members who will be participating in this year’s When Words Collide conference in Calgary August 8-10th, 2014 and also other ARWA sponsored panels. Members activities include sitting on panels, offering workshops and reading at the ARWA Social, held in the Yorkshire 1 room at the Carriage House Inn, on…

ARWA Workshop at When Words Collide 2014

Are you coming down to When Words Collide? Why not come a bit early and take part in the fantastic workshop ARWA is hosting! Monochrome or Tapestry – Engineering your Stories for Texture and Depth Join ARWA writers Diana Cranstoun, Jessica L Jackson, Sarah Kades and Mahrie G Reid to explore multiple approaches for creating…

The Importance of Research

I recently read a novel by a very, very big name writer in which her character makes reference to a member of her family tree who was burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials. I don’t think so. In doing my Elizabethan research for a time travel novel, I inadvertently read about these…