Friday, July 13, 2012

Secrets of Writing a Page-turner workshop, Guelph, December 8

"Secrets of Writing a Page-turner"
~ An editor & an author tell all ~
Saturday, December 8, 2012
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph, Ontario (Map here.) 

Ever stayed up all night reading a book?  In this workshop, you’ll learn you how to build that kind of tension.  And we'll help you put into practice the techniques professionals use – on every page and in every kind of story – to create drama and tension.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University 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 has published eight novels and has built a reputation for herself as an outstanding comic novelist. But her most recent novel, Island Girl (from Berkley Books, a Penguin USA imprint), represents a departure for Lynda in that it's a much more serious book. Set on the Toronto Islands, the novel recounts the emotionally riveting story of a 55-year-old mother, Ruby Donaldson, who fights to reunite her family as she struggles with the diagnosis of early on-set Alzheimer's and her determination to control her own future.

  Getting Rid of Rosie, German edition 
Lynda's previous novel before Island Girl was Getting Rid of Rosie (Berkley Books), which sold especially well in Germany. 

Prior to going mainstream, Lynda served her apprenticeship as an author by writing six romance novels, published by Harlequin, Silhouette and Kensington. As Lynda specializes in comic novels, it’s not surprising that her presentations are known for their humour.

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 

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

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