Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to Build Your Story, Saturday, September 11, Guelph

Plotting novels and writing short stories
~ an editor & an author explain it all ~
Saturday, September 11
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph (Map here.)
We'll be in the wonderfully comfortable Friendship Room.  But this is a small space, so book early to guarantee a seat.

This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel. You’ll also get the best tips on writing short stories, where to get them published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and George Brown College and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Moncton. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.

Guest speaker Lynda Simmons’ most recent novel, Getting Rid of Rosie (from Berkley Books, a Penguin USA imprint), came out in August. Rosie is an outrageously entertaining novel of life, love, death - and the afterlife. (More here.) Lynda’s next novel with Berkley will come out in 2010. Before going mainstream, Lynda served her apprenticeship as an author by writing six romance novels, published by Harlequin, Silhouette and Kensington.

When she’s not writing, Lynda teaches creative writing at Sheridan College in Oakville and at Ryerson University in Toronto. Lynda specializes in comic novels and her presentations are known for their humour. At the workshop, she'll share her insights into plotting novels and creating a character arc.  Visit Lynda’s website here: http://www.lyndasimmons.com/home.html 

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance
Or $42.48 + 13% hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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