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August 2016

Self-Editing for Writers with Bev Katz Rosenbaum

August 13, 2016 @ 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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The goal of self-editing is to be able to objectively assess your manuscript. But how can you be objective about your own work? Bev Katz Rosenbaum will offer solutions as well as give you an invaluable list of questions – concerning plot, structure, characterization, conflict, theme, setting, dialogue, point of view, voice, and more – that you should be asking yourself as you attempt to edit your own work.   Bev Katz Rosenbaum is a former magazine (Homemaker’s) and fiction…

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September 2016

Research Techniques for the Romance Writer with Jennifer Robson

September 10, 2016 @ 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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International bestselling author Jennifer Robson holds a BA in History and French Literature from King’s College, Western and a D Phil in Modern History from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford she was a Commonwealth Scholar and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. At this session she will talk about the ways the digital revolution has transformed the way she researches and writes her books, and she will share her methods for making the most of your time and research budget…

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October 2016

Page-Turning Fiction with Kelley Armstrong

October 15, 2016 @ 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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Kelley Armstrong Photo credit: Kathryn Hollinrake Genre fiction is all about entertaining and engaging the reader. This workshop will focus on ways to keep readers up into the night, turning your pages. Kelley will provide strategies for maximizing reader engagement, starting with the pre-planning stages and continuing through to tips and tricks for picking up the pace in a completed manuscript. TRW member and #1 NYT bestselling author Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern…

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November 2016

The Smarter Author with Jane Friedman

November 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North York Memorial Hall – Burgundy Room, 5110 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7 Canada
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Morning Session 9:00-12:00 How do some people build fulfilling careers where they seem to call all the shots? Why do some writers and artists make a living through their work or following their passion, while others don’t? In a time of great disruption across many creative industries, we’re all looking for the next formula, trying to identify what the next model will be. The truth is, there’s not one answer that will work for everyone. But there is a pattern…

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December 2016

Holiday Social

December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto City Hall, Members Lounge, 2nd Floor, City Hall 100 Queen St. West Toronto ON M5H 2N2 (NE corner of Queen St & Bay St) + Google Map

This year's holiday social will be held at Toronto City Hall in the Members' Lounge where we'll enjoy a beautiful view of Nathan Phillips Square. NOTE: This event is for Members only. For information on becoming a member, visit our Membership page.

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January 2017

Romance 101

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room, 40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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with Mary Sullivan, Wanda Ottewell, Molly O'Keefe and Pamela Hopkins MORNING SESSION Beginnings and Corners with Mary Sullivan and Wanda Ottewell This two-hour craft workshop will discuss two craft essentials: where to begin a story and how to write yourself out of story corner. PART ONE: From the Beginning—Craft Tips On Where to Open Your Story The opening of a story can captivate a reader, or make her put the book aside in search of more engaging entertainment. But where…

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February 2017

Pre-Writing:  From “Idea” for a Novel to High-Concept

February 11 @ 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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A Workshop with Andrew Pyper The most important sentence you'll ever conceive for your novel ‎is one that will never appear in the text itself: the story's logline, or a compressed expression of what the book is "about." Sounds simple? When tested and applied to story structures, it in fact proves to be the most challenging - and overlooked - aspect of the entire process. This workshop will take "ideas for a novel" through the pre-writing steps that will strengthen the…

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March 2017

Critique Meeting 2017

March 11 @ 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 2017

A Full Day Workshop with Nika Rylski

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North York Memorial Hall – Burgundy Room, 5110 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7 Canada
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 MORNING SESSION 3-ACT Plotting Workshop Learn how to apply classic screenplay structuring techniques to turn your prose fiction plot into a page-turner no one will be able to resist. ***** AFTERNOON SESSION Make with the Funny Can romance novels be funny?  Comedic techniques revealed.  Plus: What's your comedic temperament?  A writing exercise that reveals your comedic bent - and suggests what kind of comedy writing would best suit your story.   Nika Rylski, known as the Screenwriters "Secret WMD" is…

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May 2017

An Introduction to Writing from the Core

May 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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A Workshop with Vicki Pinkerton Writing is a fine form of self expression and a place to become clear about self. It is also a great place to ‘play,’ and explore imagination. It develops portions of the brain that are not frequently used and can help us process events in our lives but most of all, it helps us communicate. Most writers are not especially gifted, they are simply people who write. As readers we are moved by authors who…

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