So, you want to write a novel?

Authors providing advice on Sept. 29 at Elora arts centre

ELORA – Authors Sonia Day and Donna McCaw are presenting an evening dedicated to novel writing at the Elora Centre For the Arts on Sept. 29 from 7 to 9pm. 

The two authors have written 15 books between them, all with different experiences and styles. They will be sharing their insights and stories about the writing process, editing, publishing, and marketing on the Thursday evening.

McCaw has written six books including her latest novel, Across The Great Divide.  

Day has written nine books including Deer Eyes—it won the silver medal in the Independent Book Publisher Awards in New York—and her latest, The Mexico Lunch Party.

With fewer readers, the rising cost of paper and shipping, as well as the time and energy required to complete a novel, who would want to write a book these days?

Attendees will consider if a sense of satisfaction is indeed compelling enough, or the realization of seeing one’s hard work on the printed page, rewarding enough.

Attendees will also get to hear honest and candid anecdotes from the authors about their experiences through the pitfalls of novel writing. 

Finding a publisher

Ask questions or listen to stories about finding an agent (or not), finding a publisher (or not), and receiving feedback on drafts and the final product once a book is released to the world.  

If writing wasn’t already challenging enough, the steps after are just as daunting. 

Visit to sign up under “classes” or “events” for $15 (plus tax), or pay $20 at the door for two hours of novel adventures.