Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Great workshops coming soon

“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. 

Offered this Saturday, October 19
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
London Central Library, Stevenson & Hunt Rm A, 251 Dundas St, London, Ontario (Map here.)
Fee:  $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $48 if you wait to pay at the door

And 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 
(This is one door east of the main entrance to Brewery Bay Food Company. Map here.)
 And Saturday, December 7
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Four Corners Library, 65 Queen St E, Brampton, Ontario (Map here.)

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

“Writing for Children & for Young Adults,
the world's hottest market”
Saturday, October 26, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Ave, Mississauga, Ontario. (Parking is around the back, off Garnet Ave. Map here.)

Whether you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love, and find out what you need to know to sell your book.

 Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel. (Or if 750 words will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter, bring that.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot! 

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

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

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