Saturday, October 24, 2020

Online workshop: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Oct 31

How to Write Great Characters   
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Come in costume!
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Offered online, so you can jon from wherever there's Internet
Note: This workshop was scheduled to be held at the London Central Library, but they've decided they can't host us this year.

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 publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.
Read reviews of Brian's workshops, classes, and writing retreats here (and scroll down).

Fee: $37.17 + hst = $42 paid in advance 
This workshop will be offered on Zoom. Orientation provided, but you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with a mic and, preferably, a camera {i.e. a webcam}. 
To reserve a spot now, email:

 See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. Can I attend this writing workshop even though I have issues with inspiration to write and have lack of research shown in my own novel?

  2. Hi Brian! So nice to see you are still doing this! I would like to be penciled in for your workshop on Oct 31. I will go through the newsletter and read the details but at this time I know I want in. Stay safe and we'll talk soon!


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