ATTENTION ALL WRITERS: A great way to feel invigorated is to enter writing contests. The benefits include a deadline kick-in-the-butt, a creative outlet and potential financial winnings and exposure if you win. On Saturday, February 23, 2013, Ruth Walker and I are offering our popular “Write to Win” workshop again. Designed to increase your chances of rising to the top of the pile with contest judges, this all-day session is jam packed with fun exercises and great information.

Ruth and I are both seasoned contest winners. We’ve both judged local, national and international contests, and we’ve run contests ourselves. This workshop grew out of a conversation we had about how many writers do things that get them eliminated from the running early on in the judging process. Come join us for a fun- and information-filled day and find out how you can polish your writing and engage in practices that will help you close in on the winning prize.

Seriously – this workshop is a LOT of fun!

We’re holding the workshop at Trent University’s Oshawa Campus. The session runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $110 (see website for info on writing organization discount). To register, visit

Come on – you know you wanna!