Saturday, August 12th at 3PM: When Words Collide Conference
Do You Need to Hire an Editor (panel)
“In this time of shrinking budgets, more and more publishers are looking for already-polished manuscripts. A good editor can bring a self-published book to its highest level. When should you hire an editor, and what kind of editing do you need, to make your book publishable or noticed by an agent or publishing house?”
Learn more about the conference here.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, AB
The Writer’s Circle – Trad or Indie
A discussion of which type of publishing best fits you, your goals for your book, and your genre.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, AB
The Writer’s Circle – DIY Writing Retreat
Everything you need to know to plan and book your own writing retreat, whether it’s in your home or somewhere remote.
March 25 & 26, 2017 @ Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, AB
- Narrow in on a topic for your blog
- Create a content plan and schedule for yourself
- Choose a theme/look for your blog
- Learn how to find readers and keep them coming back
- Create and launch your blog using WordPress.com
This course is open to all skill levels. We ask that you bring a laptop that can connect to the internet so you can build your site in class.
Writer’s Circle: Mining Journals and Writing Notebooks for Inspiration
February 26, 2017 @ Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, AB
Many writers carry a notebook, jot down ideas on random snippets of paper or napkins, or habitually journal. But how many go back to these scrawlings later for inspiration? We’ll discuss the advantages of going back over your notes – no matter how old they are – and strategies for using them to create new material.
Writer’s Circle: Surviving and Thriving Through Rejection
March 5, 2017 @ Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, AB
It’s part of the writing life, but that doesn’t make it any easier: rejection stings. Come discuss your best and worst rejections, and strategies for moving beyond them. Or, if you’ve yet to face rejection, come hear from those of us who have!