An Update from the Writers’ Union of Canada
by Vicki Grant, Regional Representative for TWUC, Atlantic Region
The Writers’ Union of Canada advocates on behalf of all writers for a stronger literary culture – one that treats artists fairly and with respect, and makes it possible for our nation’s stories to continue to be told. So whether you’re a member or not – and we certainly hope you are – TWUC is working on your behalf.
Here’s a brief outline of what we’ve been up to lately.Read More»
[Ed. note: Several previous member blogs have described their positive experiences in self-publishing. This blog reminds us that not all SP companies are created equal. As always, due diligence is vital.]
In round numbers, my self-publishing venture initially was to cost me $500. This special price was a reduction of the regular $700. My motto “spend only what you can afford to lose” overtook me. I was thinking in Canadian dollars but had to pay in American greenbacks. But how could I lose? Company X was a reputable publishing house.Read More»
by Zev Bagel
A window of relative calm masks the oncoming tidal wave between being elected president of an organization and getting down to the work it entails. I’ve been there before, so at least I’ve been warned.
And if I learned anything from being on the Board of WFNB for a year, and having presided over several other not-for-profit organizations, it’s that the quality of the work happens best by recognizing the enormous talent and dedication of all those engaged as volunteers or professionals, and by encouraging that energy to be used to its fullest.Read More»