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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
FEEDBACK—NO BETTER WAY TO GROW
Write Canada is more than a professional networking
conference. It’s a safe place where beginning and intermediate writers can learn
Write Canada provides a number of opportunities where
writers can receive honest, constructive positive feedback on their writing.
Here are four.
Blue Pencil Manuscript Review
This is a free service we recommend to all beginning and
intermediate writers. Bring three pages of your best work to share with a writing
professional. During a 15 minute one-on-one session this professional will read
your piece and give you honest feedback. This is not meant to be an in-depth
critique or a manuscript edit. Fifteen minutes is simply not enough time to
offer that. But it will be constructive, verbal feedback based on what you have
given them to read. Their comments will be encouraging because their goal is to
help you grow as a writer. But they will also be honest because you cannot
learn without that.
Designed for intermediate writers—those who have a project
completed or close to completion—an intensive workshop is an invaluable
learning experience. It ensures you will receive an in-depth, personal critique
by the instructor, and from every other participant in your workshop. Everyone
will submit a portion of their work ahead of time and everyone—not just the
instructor—will review each submission prior to the conference. So when you
arrive at Write Canada you will have already gone through the submitted
manuscripts, seen what works well & what doesn’t, and noted common strengths
& mistakes. In class the instructor will review what’s been submitted and discuss
writing techniques that will help each of you strengthen your manuscript.
Although the Fiction Intensive is closed, there’s still time
to register for the Creative Non-Fiction Intensive.
Thursday and Friday evening there’s an opportunity to read
five minutes worth of your writing to an attentive, positive audience of fellow
writers. It’s a great way to connect with and support writers just like you, and
to build your personal network. Only positive comments are allowed so no need
to be shy.
Faculty Appointments & Speed Dating with an Editor
Pitch an idea, pitch a project, or just ask questions. A big
part of becoming a successful writer is learning how to present yourself &
your ideas, and how to connect with members of your profession. Write Canada
brings together writers, editors, publishers and agents so that you can meet them
face to face. And new this year: virtual appointments.
So plan ahead, study the faculty bios and websites. Use your
appointment times wisely because although these professionals are here to meet
you, you will only get one chance to make a first impression. Be sure editors,
publishers and agents remember you for the right reasons.
To help you make the most of Speed dating with
an Editor, there is a free pre-conference webinar, May 20, 2015, at 2 pm – 3 pm EDT.
Sign up today!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5677285773863729410 Jayne E. Self is Director Write Canada 2015