The Top Drawer
10 Musical Gifts for Writers
January 10, 202210 ideas on using music in your writing.
If it Ain’t Broke…
January 5, 2022Gwynn Scheltema At the start of 2021, I wrote a goal-setting blog that wasn’t focused on lists of things to accomplish, a.k.a. lists of my future failures, lists of not meeting my own expectations. In...
Six Writing Resolutions For 2022
December 29, 2021New Year's resolutions you'll want to keep.
Bringing Light through the Dark
December 22, 2021Ruth E. Walker Yesterday was the Winter Solstice. The turning point for the planet where the Northern Hemisphere dips deepest into the dark before moving into a day-by-day increase in daylight. For me...
Retreats & Workshops
Ten of DiamondsGet your Copy here...
Living Underground: a novelA novel by Ruth E. Walker
Fall Retreat 2021: Re-emergingIn 2021, you can choose from a 3-day, 5-day or 7-day escape to write,
Fall WorkshopsThis October, engage readers with effective dialogue and add story layers with personal papers
Two writers with a mission to inspire
When Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth Walker launched Writescape in autumn 2008 they wanted their retreats and workshops to offer more than a standard program. They wanted to create an extraordinary experience. So they committed (more…)
We bring passion and focus to your Writescape experience. From delivering innovative and engaging workshops to creating inspiring retreats, the Writescape Team pays attention to even the smallest detail. Gwynn, Ruth and Heather are award-winning professional writers with a wealth of experience: novels, short stories, coaching, freelancing and more. They share a love of words and a desire to help you move forward on your writing journey.
Gwynn Scheltema wears many hats: professional editor, publisher, poet and tax expert. She produces and co-hosts the writing industry radio show Word on the Hills. The Timothy Findley Creative Writing Award and Toronto Star Short Story Contest are only a taste of her writing kudos.
Ruth E. Walker mentors writers of all ages and abilities. Her very first submission won the Canadian Living magazine’s short story contest, and she’s never looked back. She writes it all: poetry, fiction, plays, nonfiction. Her novel Living Underground is now in second printing.