For ORWA's 30th anniversary in 2015, we had author Kristan Higgins with us to present. The Jo Beverly First Book Award is presented to members upon signing their first publishing contract with a
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Tired of reusing the same expressions over and over for anger, love and surprise? There is a wide range of postures and subtle expressions which can convey your character's emotions and reactions. How they stand,
In December 1843, Charles Dickens published a little story that became a sensation. In it, a misanthropist misery turns into a philanthropic optimist... overnight. This beloved story has the widest and craziest character arc in
This workshop will cover the basics of BDSM for writers, including discussion of the three basics of BDSM (bondage and discipline, D/s and S/M). The speakers will talk about things like why BDSM is popular
Ann Archer, program manager of content services at the Ottawa Public Library will be presenting on placement within libraries, clarifying the selection process, the changing world of e-book sales and how authors, both traditionally published
Jessica Faust of BookEnds, LLC will present a two-hour workshop open to the public free of charge. Learn how to find an agent, how to write a query, how to get published, and what an
Have a fantastic idea for a novel or series? Have you started a novel you're convinced is a winner? Have you thought about pitching it to an agent? Do you have a pitch prepared? Does
Are your characters' goals and conflict strong enough to carry the story? This interactive craft workshop will help you describe what your characters want, the stakes, and what's stopping them from reaching their goals. In
Our annual Valentine's lunch will be held at Biagio's, 1394 Richmond Road,Ottawa, Ontario (map) this year. Cost is $35 per person (chapter members and invited guests). If you have not yet paid and still wish