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No meeting on Monday May 21, 2018

photo of orange beverage in clear glass mason jarDear BWC,
Just a reminder that we will not be meeting on the May Long Weekend.
Enjoy your time off but keep writing.
You may bring submissions for the anthology to be critiqued on Monday May 28th even though the deadline for submissions is that day. Please send your submissions by email rather than paper copy to
I will be on holiday in Israel for two Mondays, from Sat May 25 to Tues June 5, but Rose-Ann will be available.
I look forward to reading your submissions.
See you in a few weeks,

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Novel Writing Workshop – May 16, 2018

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Ten Steps to Crafting a Novel, taught by award-winning novelist Bianca Lakoseljac, takes place at the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in the Angus Ross room. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.


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8 week podcast-taught writing course

48 lessons over an 8-week period will give you the tools to write the novel you’ve dreamed of.

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Would you like to write a novel? Do you have ideas for stories but low motivation or self-confidence? Have you been writing for years but lately you’ve been feeling burnt out, and the fun has gone? Would you like to write more but you can’t find the time or energy?

The Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp is a free writing podcast that delivers a complete 8 week fiction writing course over 48 episodes. All it asks of you is 10 minutes writing a day. Each episode teaches you new writing skills through a 10 minute exercise – it even times you while you do the exercise, so once the podcast finishes, you’re done for the day. No homework!