Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How to Write a Bestseller workshop, Saturday, March 3, World's Biggest Bookstore, Toronto

With book editor Brian Henry & New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
World's Biggest Bookstore, 20 Edward St, Toronto (A block north of Dundas, just west off Yonge St. Map here.)

This workshop will give you the inside scoop on what gives a novel best-selling potential. You’ll learn how to get readers emotionally involved in your story, how to raise tension, control your pacing and keep your readers turning the pages. But you won't just hear about some of the best secrets of the trade; you'll learn how to apply them to give your own writing a sharp new edge.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get published, including guest speaker Kelley Armstrong...

The Calling, Kelley's next YA novel
is due out April 2012
Kelley Armstrong lives in Aylmer, south of London, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She used to program computers and attend Brian Henry workshops. Now she writes international bestsellers. Kelley has hit the New York Time’s bestseller list with both her supernatural thrillers for adults and her urban fantasy for teens.

Kelley's principal publishers are Random House Canada, Bantam U.S., and Warner in Britain. To date, she's published more than two dozen books, most recently Spellbound, a supernatural thriller for adults, and The Gathering, for teens. She's also writing a series of illustrated novellas with Subterranean Press.

Check out Kelley's website here.

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
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. is there a workshop in ottawa..?

  2. Hi, Anonymous.
    I've done workshops in Ottawa, but I don't have one scheduled at this time. But I'm always looking for an excuse to come to Ottawa. If you're a member of a writers' group, why don't you get your group to send an email and invite me.
    All the best,
    - Brian


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