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This Magazine Presents: The Craft and Business of Writing Workshop

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Writing is no easy gig. Anyone who’s ever put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) knows the list of roadblocks can seem endless—and even apocalyptic. Sometimes we have great ideas, but can’t write a single sentence. Other times, the writer’s block on ideas can seem Grand Canyon-sized. How do people find time to write, anyway? And, even when the creative process is done, how do we get our masterpiece published? Who can help us break into the business? And, what about …

Worry no more!

This Magazine has enlisted Natalie Zina Walschots (Thumbscrews and DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains), and Dani Couture, (Algoma, Sweet, and Good Meat). Together, they’ll walk you through a 101-style workshop on the craft of writing and the business of writing. You’ll hear tips and walk away with tools for finding ideas, dealing with the ubiquitous writer’s block, making writing routine, and pushing creative boundaries. You’ll also find out how to get an agent, whether you even need one, how to promote yourself, plus how today’s top Canadian writers got their start. We’ll also give you the chance to ask those burning questions and make sure you leave with a head full of resources.

The workshop fee is $25.00 and space is limited so register today! You must register to attend. To register please visit

The workshop will be held Wednesday July 11, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 pm at #408-401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON.

For more information please contact [email protected] or 416-979-9429.

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