Writing with Writers Series


Join us for an evening of listening, learning and writing as we celebrate local North Shore authors. Whether you’re keen on discovering how to build suspense in a story, write compelling plots and believable characters, or hone your life story into an engaging read, the Writing with Writers series offers something for you. This interactive evening workshop series takes place four times per year and is free.


Writing with Writers: 10 Steps to Selling Your Manuscript with Janine Cross

Wednesday, February 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 3rd Floor Program Room. Registration required

You've written the story; now what? In this workshop, learn ten crucial steps to get an agent or editor hooked by your manuscript. Participants will learn tips for how to make their manuscript shine above the slush-pile, avoid common editing mistakes, write a solid query & synopsis, and find a genre-perfect agent. Janine will lead participants in a lively "unique pitch" exercise and read examples of successful query letters that hooked agents. Janine Cross's debut novel Touched by Venom (Penguin USA) made the top-five of one of Library Journal's annual booklists, her fantasy trilogy has been translated and published internationally, and her literary novel The Footstop Café garnered critical acclaim in Canada. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Aurora Award, the Speculative Literature Foundation Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She's presented at the Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival, Creative Ink Festival, the North Shore Arts Symposium, and the Oregon Writers Convention. As a private pilot, she writes aviation articles for the Canadian Owners & Pilots Association magazine.

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