Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to Write Great Characters workshop, Saturday, August 13, Barrie

The girl with the dragon tattoo – now there's a character!
How to find and create great characters
New date: Sat, August 13, 2011
(No longer July 30 as originally posted)
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Community Room in Zehrs
472 Bayfield Street, Barrie (next to Wal-Mart, across from Georgian Mall – 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.

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

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 your spot, email  

See Brian's complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Gravenhurst in Muskoka, Peterborough, Kingston, London, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. Hi Brian, totally pumped about Workshop in Barrie! I would definately like to participate. Please sign me up and e-mail me at: with your address, so I can send you a cheque in advance. Can't wait to meet you, and though I'm 54, yes, I am a groupie of yours! Best wishes, Elizabeth Young.

  2. This is perfect because I like so much write science fiction and fiction I want to get some tips from here although creating characters for me isn't difficult, it is the blog I was waiting for.


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