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February 2018

Going Deep – It’s All in the Details

February 10 @ 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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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 @ 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 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

Marketing for Romance Authors: Crafting Books that Sell, and Selling Books You’ve Crafted With Love

April 14 @ 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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Assess what you’ve got, what you need next, build your marketing toolbox, and create a plan that matches your goals. Zoe York’s workshop will: * walk romance writers through a catalog assessment of books written to date and guide them towards a writing plan for the next year (or two) * introduce new tricks for your marketing toolbox * help you craft a marketing plan that meets your publishing goals Zoe York is a ten-time USA Today bestselling author of contemporary…

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May 2018

Romancing the Beat with Gwen Hayes

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N9 Canada
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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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June 2018

3-Step Sneaky Synopsis

June 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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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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July 2018

NAVIGATING THE INDIE PUBLISHING LANDSCAPE

July 14 @ 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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“Well, I’ve self-published my book. Now what?!” That’s what most writers end up asking themselves once they click the publish button. It’s not enough to just hope readers will somehow find your book. Even a masterpiece could drown in the growing sea of online content! But there are many things you can do to give your book the greatest chance of success, from editing and formatting, through planning an effective launch, to marketing and advertising. You need to learn how…

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October 2018

Subtext in Dialogue

October 13 @ 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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Discover a variety of methods to communicate subtext with dialogue.  Through a series of on-the-spot writing exercises and actual samples of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly, this 3-hour workshop covers: * Why Dialogue requires Subtext; *  Its 3-part Structure; *  The 5 Basic Plots that automatically deliver Subtext; *  The Language Patterns (and figures-of-speech) that will cause your Reader to instantly experience deeper meaning; and * The 15 Techniques (aka “pointers”) used by screenwriters to avoid on-the-nose…

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May 2019

Using Motivation to Plot Your Next Book

May 11, 2019 @ 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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