Thursday, April 23, 2015

Love letters ~ Your fellow writers are getting published in Origami Journal, Near to the Knuckle, CommuterLIt, Canadian Immigrant....

Origami fox by Lexar from a design by Roman Diaz
Hi, Brian.
I am happy to finally write in with the news that a short story I created during one of your “Next Step in Creative Writing” classes has been published in the Spring edition of Origami Journal and will also be published this summer in Near to the Knuckle in the UK.
“Edge of Reason” was an exercise in trying to create a sympathetic antihero and was inspired by the sight of young cliff divers plunging into the Mediterranean surf of the Spanish Costa Tropical. 
Thank you once again for your guidance and words of wisdom.    
Karen MacDougall
Read Karen’s story in Origami Journal here.  For information about submitting to Origami Journal and Near to the Knuckle, see here.
Note: This summer, beginning at the end of June, I’ll be offering “Intensive Creative Writing” courses on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in Burlington. In the fall, I’ll be offering Intensive courses on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Next Step courses on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. For details or to reserve a spot, email me at:

Hi, Brian.
I’ve got a story published on CommuterLit! You’ll have seen this story before in the Thursday evening Next Step class in Georgetown. But check out my edited and published version of “Silence” here.
For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

Dear Brian,
I would like to share with you the amazing news that my personal short story titled "Our First White Winter" has just been published online in the Canadian Immigrant magazine. This was one of the stories I wrote as an assignment for your great Writing Personal Stories  course.
Thank you for your excellent guidance and great help to improve our writing creativity.
Have a wonderful and relaxing night,
Manuel Gomez 
Read Manuel’s story here. For information on submitting to Canadian Immigrant see here.
Note: The next session of Writing Personal Stories runs Tuesday afternoons beginning April 28 (see here). Then a new session will begin in the fall. Read reviews of my weekly courses here.

Hi, Brian.
I just wanted to thank you for the “Writing Great Characters” workshop on Saturday.  I have been stalled in my writing, and I realized at the workshop it was because I didn't have a clear picture of my character's personality and motives.  Your exercises and handouts have inspired me and I'm happy to say I spent the rest of the weekend writing.  Writer's block conquered (for now, ha)! 
Looking forward to all the upcoming workshops!
Marina Unger
Note: I’ll be leading “Writing Great Characters” workshops on Saturday, July 11, in Burlington (see here), and on Saturday, July 18, in Kitchener (see here).

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

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