Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Great workshops soon: Writing Great Characters in Midland, Writing Dramatic Stories in Sudbury and Toronto, & How to Get Published in Thessalon

How to Write Great Characters
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:15 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
Midland Public Library, 320 King Street, Midland, Ontario (Map here) 
Whatever you're writing – fiction or nonfiction – readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. You’ll learn how to breathe life into the page so that your characters start telling you how the story should go.
Fee:  44 paid in advance or 48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

How to Make Your Stories Dramatic
Offered in two locations:
Saturday, March 22
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The ParkSide Centre, Kinsmen Room B, 140 Durham St., Sudbury (Map here.)
and
Saturday, March 29
10:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave, Toronto (Map here.)
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.  We’ll learn how to create great dialogue scenes, mixing effective dialogue with 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. Using fight scenes and love scenes as our examples, you’ll learn how to ramp up the tension you need for one of these high-octane performances. 
Fee:  44 paid in advance or 48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

The Calling by New York Times 
#1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong,
one of Brian's students
How to Get Published
Sunday, March 23
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

New venue: Zion United Church, 224 Main Street, Thessalon, Ontario, in Algoma (Across from the grocery store. Map here.)
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from writing an opening to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!
Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, two copies could be helpful.

Fee:  44 paid in advance or 48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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


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