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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:36am

What sells a book? What makes people move on to the next book without even reading the blurb? Book covers are essential to any book marketing plan and there are ways a publisher can use that to her advantage. Graphic designer Cathi Stevenson will be covering book cover trends, things to avoid and embrace, how printing methods impact design, and jargon: the tool box used by project managers to baffle and confuse people.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 2:22pm

Join James Leck (The Adventures of Jack Lime) and Kat Kruger (The Magdeburg Trilogy) for a six-week course on young adult fiction.

$120/members, $150/non-members.
WFNS office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
Wednesdays, 7 pm to 9 pm. Six sessions: March 25 through May 5, 2015. (NOTE: This course was originally slated to start Feb 25) 

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:36am

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.

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:25pm

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. 

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:47am

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.   

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:57pm

The WFNS office staff will be heeding the warning not to travel tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 27.

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