Stuck? It can be hard to navigate the tricky shoals where stories flounder or thrive. You’ve got your feet wet, now let’s have a good look at the terrain. In this comprehensive workshop we’ll share, discuss and reimagine our stories and chapters. You’ll learn to develop character, shape plot, finesse structure and calibrate voice with assurance. Together we’ll demystify revision and editing. Finally, we’ll map the way toward publication and further development.
Time is running out to submit your manuscript to this year’s Atlantic Writing Competition! The deadline for the AWC is 11:59 PM AST on Monday, February 2nd.
Freelance editor Marianne Ward and author James Leck will share the key ingredients of a successful, collaborative, creative writer/editor relationship as they take you through the process of turning a manuscript into a book. James and Marianne hope that in addition to learning what the various stages of editing are, participants will come away with an appreciation for the work of editors and an enthusiasm for the entire editing process.
The WFNS office staff will be heeding the warning not to travel tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 27.
The WFNS office is now closed for the holidays. We will open again at 9am, Monday, January 5, 2015.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!
~ Jonathan, Robin, and Linda
Exciting news! We have been invited to take part in the opening day of the new Halifax Central Library. The opening will take place on Saturday, December 13th. Our presence will consist of a table with material regarding our organization and activities, and a series of readings from 1 to 4 PM in the First Nations Circle on the third floor. The readings will showcase the diversity of writers in our organization.
The following is the schedule of writers who will be reading from their works throughout the afternoon:
Author Pamela Callow will give you the “warts-and-all” look at publishing and contracts while Julie Sobowale will give some practical and legal information on what to look for in contracts, how to avoid pitfalls and make sure you walk away with a little more knowledge about the publishing world.
This event is co-presented by ALIS (Artists' Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia) & The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.
You’ve built a house. Now learn what it means to create a sense of movement in a solid structure—and how to tell the difference between a supporting wall and the one you should take your hammer to. In this workshop we’ll read, reimagine and discuss our stories. We’ll apply the key techniques of fiction writing in a supportive environment: learning to develop characters, shape plot, finesse structure and calibrate voice with assurance. We’ll practice revision and develop templates for the fiction writers’ self-editing process.