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December 2017

December Social

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room, 40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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Members Only Our annual social event, where TRW members have a chance to chat with one another at our potluck.

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January 2018

Romance 101

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room, 40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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  Morning Session - 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon SO YOU’VE WRITTEN A BOOK…NOW, WHAT? A lively discussion on the next steps. Stacey Donaghy and Sue Miller, Literary agents with Donaghy Literary Group, will join us on January 13, 2018 to discuss query letters from an agent’s perspective- Do’s and Don’ts, what to include (and not include).  They will also provide tips for hooking an agent and discuss the purpose of a query versus a synopsis. As well as, discussing research and preparation prior to…

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February 2018

Going Deep – It’s All in the Details

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Digging deep into your characters’ points of view is all in the details. Effective use of details can draw in a reader and evoke powerful emotions. This workshop will offer something for all levels, covering the mechanics of POV, in third and first, past and present, and explore the hierarchy of specificity—when to add more vs. when to pull back.   Maureen McGowan is the award-winning author and Amazon bestselling author of two YA series including The Dust Chronicles (Deviants,…

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March 2018

Critique Meeting 2018

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY Our annual critique meeting when published members read submissions and lead small genre-specific critique groups for members looking for feedback on their current work in progress. Submission details will be provided to members. For more information about joining TRW, please visit our membership page.

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April 2018

Editing for Indie Authors with Julia Ganis

April 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Who needs an editor? Every writer—from the traditionally-published bestselling author to the newbie just starting out, and everyone in between. Top indie editor Julia Ganis, aka JuliaEdits, will explain how fiction editing works, and show you what you need to know, what to look for and what to avoid on your path to publishing. We’ll talk about the different types of editing, what a good editor can do for you and what she can’t, and the red flags to dodge.…

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May 2018

Romancing the Beat with Gwen Hayes

May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, in writing or revisions, Romancing the Beat Workshop can help you nail the romance arc of your book. Come armed with a pen or pencil and one of the following: a general story idea you’re percolating, a story you’re revising or currently writing, or a blank slate ready for your new, next great idea. This all-day intensive workshop will be a blend of lecture, writing exercises, and workshopping/brainstorming. (As an introvert herself,…

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July 2018

3-Step Sneaky Synopsis

July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room, 40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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Your story is 80,000 or more words, crafted, honed, and polished. Now you want to send it out on the contest circuit or off to the hands of an agent or editor. You need to attach the dreaded synopsis. How do you distill all those words to less than 1,000 for a synopsis? During this in-person, hands-on class, you will learn to use the power of Microsoft Word to create a synopsis in three sneaky steps. So charge up your…

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August 2018

Using Motivation to Plot Your Next Book

August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room, 40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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Every writer knows the importance of their character’s motivation. After all, that driving force is at the very heart of Goal-Motivation-Conflict. But sometimes finding the right motivation can be tricky, especially when creating a character you want readers to find fascinating not only on Page 1, but all the way through to The End. (read more) That’s where plotting via motivation comes in handy. Learn to choose a motivation you can actually put to work in creating a true-to-life character…

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