Writer Resources

Word Up is a great place to read your work to gain experience. These other resources will help writers improve their work and meet like-minded people with similar goals.

Anti Racism Resources

This links to a document intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues. It could also inform your writing.

Click here and dive in!

Writing Instructors & Mentors

Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer, and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches creative writing at Ryerson University. He also leads weekly creative writing courses in Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville and Georgetown and conducts Saturday workshops throughout Ontario. His proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.


Videos of author Brandon Sanderson teaching a creative writing class.


Inkslingers is all about creativity, writing, seeking and finding. Together, James and Sue have more than 30 years of teaching experience between them.

WriteYourWayIn, offers students of writing help finding their unique voice. Deepam Wadd’s mission is to encourage, support, and protect that voice. In a safe and creatively vibrant environment, writers at all levels of experience can explore, experiment, and take creative risks.

WriteYourWayIn Workshops and Retreats refresh and revitalize your love of writing.


Writers Groups & Organizations

The Barrie Writers’ Club meets every Monday evening from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at Grace United Church, located at 350 Grove Street East, Barrie, Ontario. They foster encouragement and respect; allowing members the confidence to share their work and offer insights into the works of others.


The Canadian Authors Association provides writers with a wide variety of programs, services and resources to help them develop their skills in both the craft and the business of writing, enhance their ability to earn a living as a writer, and have access to a Canada-wide network of writers and publishing industry professionals.


Writers.ca is an initiative of the Professional Writers Association of Canada in partnership with our industry. At writers.ca, you can find the ideal Canadian writer for any print or online project. Whether you’re an editor searching for a professional writer, a business looking for top-quality content, or a writer keen to share your talent with the world – you belong here.


The League of Canadian Poets is the professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets. Founded in 1966, it comprises some 700 members. The League serves the poetry community and promotes a high level of professional achievement through events, networking, projects, publications, mentoring and awards.


The Writer’s Union of Canada is the national organization of professionally published book authors.


The Writer’s Circle. To help connect, encourage, and highlight writers around the world.
Facebook’s #1 writers’ community!


Applications – Programs for Writers

Scribophile is a respectful online writing workshop and writer’s community. Writers of all skill levels join to improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques and by sharing their writing experience.


Software helps turn your good writing into great writing. Improve readability and eliminate errors.


Misc Writers Resources

A list of resources for writers who are looking to improve their craft and save money on career expenses.


10 Best Blogging Sites for Writers – Detailed Comparison. There’s a list on the page.


The Waterford Retirement Residence is seeking published authors for readings. Please contact Patti Bentley with your info to book. Email Patti at activity@waterfordretirement.com


Creative Writing: A Master Class


Video Tips for Screenwriters and Film Makers


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