Writing the Novel: Introduction
If you want to write a novel, and have no idea how to start or complete a first draft, this course is for you. You’ll learn the story elements of a novel. Then you’ll plan your own book-in-progress and practice writing parts of the story in your own style. We’ll cover effective novel writing techniques and practical advice for getting a draft done. With step-by-step guidance, by the end of the course you’ll have the opening of your novel, and a personal plan to keep going. Register for my online section for the new and enhanced course.
January 20 to March 29, 2020.
Writing the Novel II
This course continues from the introduction, with tips and techniques on how to avoid a messy middle and how to end your novel. This is also a course geared for feedback so you can get valuable insights and notes on what you've been working on. Register for my online section for the new and enhanced course.
February 24 to April 19, 2020.
Finding Energy Through Writing
This online course is a creative boost and introduction to the joys of expressive writing. It's for people who've always wanted to write but don't know where to begin, and for seasoned writers who want to approach their practice in a new way. Launching this winter.
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Sell Your Book: An Author's Guide to Publicity and Promotion
I wrote this How-to Series e-book for The Writers' Union of Canada in a workbook format to help you create your own book promotion plan step by step.
What do you need to succeed?
I offer one-on-one coaching for writers and editors through Mentorly.
We all need support along the way. Maybe you're trying something new or taking a creative leap!
If you're feeling in any way stuck, blocked, rejected, frustrated, confused, daunted, disappointed or disorganized in your creative writing life, congratulations—you're doing this for real! The path forward is often squiggly instead of straightforward, but that's how we grow. I'm happy to listen to what's going on for you creatively and help provide perspective and support. Reach out when you need advice and industry information. I'd love to hear from you!