Due to renovations at the North York Central Library until the spring, the North York Writers has moved to the North York City Centre Food Court. We will be meeting in front of the Second Cup at the same times and dates as the schedule until the library reopens. Hope to … Continue reading North York Writers has moved!
Hi Guys Due to a power outage at the North York Library, the library is closing at 5pm today, so today’s meet is cancelled. Keep Writing Joshua Continue reading Jan 28 writers meet Cancelled
Hi Guys With the winter coming and the Christmas music hitting every radio station and mall, it’s time to commiserate our writing over this past season with our annual December Social! When: December 17, 2015, 6:30pm, (so don’t go to the North York Library, you’ll only find a confused librarian and a locked room, sorry) … Continue reading Your Invited to our December Social 2016
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Last week at the Coach House Wayzgoose I met a couple of the first year U of T MA in Creative Writing students, reminding me of how, just 5 years ago, my classmates and I finished our graduate department orientation in the early sun-dazed week of September and headed to another kind of orientation… Continue reading What to Grab Onto: A Newcomer’s Guide to Toronto’s Literary Huddle
Genre: Erotica Author: Mike Sauve Publisher: Check out this new spin on Biblical Miracles. Instead of an ugly brown Jew who just has to say the word to let the deaf hear and the blind sea, it’s a drop-dead gorgeous perfect girl who has to have sex with people to heal them. That’s the premise … Continue reading Book Talk: Goodbye Pantopon Rose
When it comes to writing, there are some things would-be writers know right away—these are obvious things: storyline, plot, characters and maybe location/setting. Then there are those things writers have to think about, but may miss in the story. These things I refer to as the “Intangibles of Writing” (IoW). Here’s an example: “The paramedics … Continue reading The Intangibles of Writing
What’s in a name? Well, if you want to create a memorable character, then a name is the first thing you want to consider. Names often are the first basis of character development. There are many types of names–ethnic names (not stereotypical names), unique/heroic names (Luke Skywalker, Jon Snow or Tyrion Lannister). The key to naming characters … Continue reading Conventions of Proper Character Naming