Anatomy of a Book - Chapter 4: Layout & Cover Design

Submitted by Robin on
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.

First Words: Young Adult Fiction

Submitted by Robin on
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 2:22pm

Please note that this course has been cancelled. We may run it again in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.

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

Navigation Lessons: A Fiction Writing Workshop

Submitted by Robin on
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.

Important notes about the Atlantic Writing Competition!

Submitted by Robin on
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. 

Anatomy of a Book - Chapter 3: Editors & Editing

Submitted by Robin on
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.   

Storm Closure

Submitted by Robin on
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:57pm

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

WFNS Office Closure

Submitted by director@writer... on
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:37pm

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

 

WFNS @ The Halifax Central Library Grand Opening

Submitted by Robin on
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:22pm

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:

 

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