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Half my life is an act of revision
– John Irving

sharonacrawford_authorCreativity, organization, juggling time and years of experience make Sharon A. Crawford an excellent writer, writing instructor and consultant, editor and blogger. Check her credentials, comments, and other criteria.

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Sharon’s long-running (16 years and counting) East End Writers’ Group writing critique meetings continue from 7 p.m. to 9.45 p.m. on the these dates for the first part of 2017 evenings:

Wed., Jan 25
Wed., Feb 22
Wed., Mar 29
Wed ., Apr 26

There are no meetings in August and December. More info here.

Sharon’s Memoir Writing Introductory Course returns from April 4 at the Toronto Reference Library. More details here.

Sharon is guest speaker April 15 at the Writers and Editors Network Breakfast meeting. She will be talking about characters and dialogue in fiction. More details under Sharon A’s Upcoming  2017 Gigs here.

Recent Past Events:

What’s Your Story? East York

Sharon A. Crawford and her East End Writers’ Group presented sample writing critiques as well as showcasing group members’ published books as part of the East York segment of What’s Your Story? Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at S. Walter Stewart Library. More info under More Scoop on the Group on East End Writers page

Dana Bowman returned in a comedy skit with literary novelist Shane Joseph. Dana Bowman from Beyond Blood and George Walton from Shane’s In the Shadow of the Conquistador collided as fiction and reality merged at the Urban Folk Art Salon Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Mount Pleasant Library.

Dana Bowman, the main character in Sharon’s Beyond Blood mystery novel, appeared at the Toronto Heliconian Club during Doors Open May 28.  Info on the Toronto Heliconian Club here.

See and hear Sharon A. being interviewed on the Liquid Lunch

Sharon A. along with Ali Cunliffe and Susan Viets spoke and entertained on a panel about self-publishing from authors’ and editors’ perspectives. Panel was held by the Editors Canada and the video of it all is on You Tube

Sharon A. and four other Crime Writers of Canada authors packed them in for their crime (writing) presentation at Gerrard Ashdale library in Toronto, March 24, 2016

L to R: Sharon A. Crawford, Steve Shrott, Nate Hendley, Lisa de Nikolits, Mark Eddy
L to R: Sharon A. Crawford, Steve Shrott, Nate Hendley, Lisa de Nikolits, Mark Eddy

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Don’t Write the Same Old Same Old
When writing fiction, particularly mystery, thriller and suspense, don’t develop plots and characters that have been used before. Do readers really want another jaded police detective who is an alcoholic? How about yet another body found in a trunk? Readers want to be surprised, entertained, and have something different. Those who like to try to […]
Posted: January 19, 2017, 4:27 pm
Writing fiction from anger
Do you get angry at the crap that happens in your life? Some stupid motorist running a red light nearly hitting you when you cross the street? You or a family member keep getting sick or suffer a serious injury? You get a lot of “junk” phone calls and/or emails? Some utility has messed up […]
Posted: January 13, 2017, 4:48 pm