After attending the LAST Ontario Writers' Conference in the Spring of 2016 (meaning the last conference EVER to be held again) and hearing the devastating news about the organization folding, I am happy to share good news with you today.
It is official and I can tell you all about it.
Today, October 1st marks the return of...
However, there are some changes to their format: There will be no actual conference. This is sad, BUT there will be other events that we can meet up at and enjoy a great evening with our writer friends again. Yay!
Girl Mans Up Book Launch
I was lucky enough to make the Shortlist in the Elora Writers' Festival Short Story Contest, but that's where all my excitement gets squashed (insert my sad face here). I'm sure the judges had a hard time evaluating each story and choosing between 100 entries, because every short story is so different, which makes it hard to compare. Each one has a unique voice, a distinct theme and seriously, the stories were probably all intriguing enough to be shortlisted. So, although I didn't hit the headlines this time around, I'm honoured to have been chosen in the Top 10. I'm baking cake right now, and I intend on celebrating the fact that I at least made the Shortlist.
Congratulations to all the winners in the 2016 EWF Short Story Contest!
I love reading everything... books, magazines, blog posts and even manuals. I believe if you want to improve your writing skills, you MUST be a voracious reader.