Word Up Online, May 2021

writers panel Pacing and Writing Action Scenes

Pacing and Writing Action Scenes Panel
Pacing affects the mood of your story, helps develop ideas and themes, and allows your readers to connect to the characters and the events that surround them. How does a writer determine the speed the story needs, or how quickly to distribute the information needed to move your story along? Join our panelists with your questions to gain their insights and methodologies.

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Word Up Online, January 2021

author instructors panel online

Ready to give 2020 a hard kick? Start the New Year off with a solid plan to write that book or develop your writing skills. Word Up is changing things up this year. Join us on Zoom for a Panel with three skilled writing instructors and mentors who offer methods to stay motivated and techniques for better writing.

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Word Up Online, December 2020

Hoogland and Mirolla authors reading online

Enjoy the work of writer and publisher MichaelMirolla and poet Cornelia Hoogland as they share their work.
Cornelia Hoogland is the award winning poet of Trailer Park Elegy and Woods Wolf Girl. Cosmic Bowling is a collaborative work of Ted Goodden’s ceramic sculptures and Cornelia Hoogland’s poems.
Mirolla is a multi award winning author and serves as editor-in-chief of Guernica Editions. His latest novella, The Last News Vendor, claimed first place in the Readers View Awards.

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Word Up Online, November 2020

authors reading online

Join us as we enjoy the writng of Candas Jane Dorsey and Ursula Pflug.
Candas Jane Dorsey is the internationally-known and multi-award-winning author of novels Black Wine and Paradigm of Earth; upcoming mystery series The Adventures of Isabel.
Ursula Pflug is author or editor of ten novels, novellas, edited anthologies and story collections. Her fiction has appeared in Canada, the US and the UK, in award winning genre and literary publications including Lightspeed, Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Postscripts, Leviathan, and Bamboo Ridge.

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Word Up Online, October 2020

female authors reading online

Enjoy thriller authors Amy Stuart and Sam Bailey as they share their work and writing advice. Amy Stuart is the #1 bestselling author of three novels, Still Mine, Still Water, and Still Here. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition, Samantha M. Bailey is the #1 bestselling author of Woman on the Edge. A Toronto-based novelist, journalist and freelance editor, her work has appeared in Now Magazine, The Village Post, and Oxford University Press, among other publications.

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Word Up Online, June 2020

claudiu murgan and colman authors reading online

In June, our featured authors are poet Robert Colman and science fiction writer Claudiu Murgan. Listen to them read their work and take part part in Q&As. Robert Colman is a Newmarket writer and author of three full-length collections of poetry: Democratically Applied Machine (Palimpsest Press 2020), Little Empires (Quattro…

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