Welcome to Reading as Writers (RAW)!


“When we’re not writing, we’re probably reading.”

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RAW is a where the concept of “reading as a writer” is dissected and explored. Whether you’re reading for pleasure, reading for research, reading to learn about writing, or reading a piece with the intent of giving its author feedback, you’re doing so with your writer’s eyes. What does that mean? There are many answers to that question. RAW is where writers come together to discuss, share, and learn more about their reading experience.

  • Subscribe to our weekly blog and join in the discussions via comments.
  • Browse our selection of books on the craft of writing. See what other RAW site visitors have to say about a particular title, or leave your own thoughts via comments.
  • Learn about critiquing, writing circles, and beta reading by visiting our section on feedback and critiquing.
  • Check out the past issues of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region‘s professionally edited, information-packed newsletter, The Word Weaver.
  • Follow us on Twitter! @ReadingAsWritrs

Want to know more about RAW? Check out the first blog post by M-E Girard for the revamping and relaunch of the website in December 2012.

RAW is brought to you by the Writers’ Community of Durham Region and is primarily aimed at its members, as well as the members of its sister organizations, the Writers’ Community of York Region, and the Writers’ Community of Simcoe County.

Members, we encourage you to take advantage of RAW by doing the following:

  • Contribute to the RAW blog.
  • Browse our books on the craft and send your suggestions for books to be added to the database.
  • Contribute to Writers’ Community of Durham Region‘s Pay It Forward Scholarship by “borrowing” one of the current selections of the scholarship’s books on the craft.
  • Attend our Books & Bevvies if you’re in the Durham Region.
  • Participate in the discussions and debates sparked by our weekly blog.
  • Read the Word Weaver, and pitch an idea to the editor (Writers’ Community of Durham Region members only).
  • Join the RAW Critters! (Online critique group for members of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region only.)





Your RAW Coordinator is M-E Girard, board member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region. M-E is the primary contributor and editor of the Reading As Writers blog, and the facilitator of the online critique group, RAW Critters.
Email: rawcoordinator@wcdr.org


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