Gibsons editor Audrey Owen is passionate about writing for the web. Sometimes she feels like Gutenberg, the printing press inventor: "I'm sitting on the edge of a major change, calling out to the monks, 'Hey, want to get your books into the hands of the public?'" Owen will lead a one day workshop for writers, Writing for the Web, presented by the Sunshine Coast School of Writing, on Saturday, April 23 in Gibsons. This workshop is an introduction to a vastly unexplored area for many writers. It will include the importance of words on the web, how writers can profit from their writing on the web, Internet marketing tips for books and shorter works and how to make your writing web-friendly. "I think all writers will benefit from the course," Owen says. "Some will get an idea for a site of their own. Others will find out how to get some money from writing for other sites."
Owen's workshops are characterized by friendly advice, excellent handouts, and guided interaction between participants, including time to brainstorm ideas they might pursue once the course is over. The web needs good writers. You could be one of them!
Owen can be found at www.writershelper.com. Her own web site is listed in the top one per cent of web sites world wide according to www.alexa.com.
She is an editor to self-publishers, specializing in writing non-fiction and writing for children. With a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a lifetime teaching everything from kindergarten to university, Owen knows how to communicate. She is a member of the Editors' Association of Canada, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Federation of B.C. Writers.
Writing for the Web will be held on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Gibsons. Fee for the day, including lunch and refreshments, is $125 but don't miss out on the 20 per cent discount if you register prior to April 1.
Contact c_upton@ uniserve.com or call 604-886-8951 to register. Forge Bursary funds may also be available on application