Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Great workshops coming soon: How to Make Your Stories Dramatic, How to Build Your Story, and How to Write a Bestseller with #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong

“How to Make Your Stories Dramatic”

This is a new workshop full of great insights and tips for all writers.

This workshop is geared to both beginners and more experienced writers.  We’ll look at the most important part of all stories whether fictional or true: the fully dramatized scene.  You'll learn some of the most successful tricks of the trade to make sure that you'll never write a lifeless scene again.

We’ll look at both dialogue and action scenes. You’ll learn how to write great dialogue and how to mix it with your narrative so that the interaction between your characters comes alive. But the most difficult scenes of all are climactic action scenes; such as love scenes, chase scenes and fight scenes. Primarily using fight scenes as our examples, you’ll learn how to ramp up the tension you need for one of these high-octane performances. 

Saturday, November 16
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Lions Club, 935 Sydenham Road, Kingston Ontario (Map here.)
Fee: $37 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $40 if you wait to pay at the door

And Saturday, November 23
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brewery Bay Food Company, Down by the Bay Room, 117 Mississauga Street East, Orillia, Ontario (Map here.)
Fee: $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $48 if you wait to pay at the door

 And Saturday, December 7
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Four Corners Library,
 65 Queen St E, Brampton, Ontario (Map here.)
Fee: $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $48 if you wait to pay at the door

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

“How to Build Your Story”

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. 

Sunday, November 17
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St Laurent Complex, Aubrey Room, 525 Côté Street,Ottawa (Map here.)

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

"How to Write a Bestseller"

With book editor Brian Henry & New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong 

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... 

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 has four books coming out in 2013 and, Bitten, a 13-episode TV show based on her Women of the Otherworld series.

Saturday, November 30, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph, Ontario (Map

And Saturday, February 15
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
(Map here.)

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

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Thessalon, Algoma, Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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