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Novel Writing - Next Steps

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Flex your writing muscles with this intensive one-day workshop designed to equip, elevate and expand your toolbox as a writer.

You’ve got the plot. You’ve got the characters. But how do we bring it all together in a compelling way that engages and immerses our readers? We start by examining these five simple, but powerful steps:

  1. Active Voice – because nobody likes passive-anything.
  2. Deep Point of View – where we write as the character, not about them.
  3. Setting as Character – learn how to reveal character through setting, and create emotional impact.
  4. Story Structure – desire, dilemma, transformation, and all points in between, where the stakes are always life and death.
  5. Worldbuilding – creating unique and believable settings for the characters who inhabit them.

Lastly, we’ll put these concepts into practice, writing a scene or scene-fragment and sharing it with the group.

Course details

Dates: Saturday, March 20, 2021 (1 class)
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Offered online
Course fee: $65 (+ HST) *Save 15% if you register before March 6, 2021*
Instructor: Terry Armstrong

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About the instructor

Terry Armstrong (writing as Cary Caffrey) is a full-time writer and part-time teacher. He is also the author of the best selling science-fiction series, The Girls from Alcyone, and a winner of the Jacob Zilber award for Screenwriting. Terry studied at Concordia University in Montreal, as well as the University of British Columbia, earning a BA and MFA in Creative Writing.

Terry’s other courses are: E-Publishing and Novel Writing.

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