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Writing Workshops

WRITING WORKSHOP: OUTLINE YOUR NOVEL

Have you had a novel idea on the back burner for months, even years?

Here's the truth about books: the good ones aren't winged. If you've always aspired to write a novel, then it's important you ready yourself for the journey ahead. 

 

 

 

Outlining. Every novel begins with one—just ask J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin. Contrary to what so many writers believe, it has very little to do with writing while "inspired". And writer's block? There's no such thing.

 

Having a deep understanding of your characters, plot elements, and universe's rules will strengthen your narrative and help you to better connect with your target readers. Because your outline will be your story guide—similar to a bible in TV series writing—you'll be free to focus on the fun stuff, like prose and dialogue.

 

 

 

Agents, publishers, and readers can see through plot holes, inconsistencies—generally, all writing that lacks attention to detail. Outlining helps to bypass these issues, along with:

  • facilitating the writing process

  • keeping you motivated

  • rendering your book an easier read

  • helping to eliminate continuity errors

  • helping to piece your story together

 

 

 

This workshop is designed to help writers complete an entire novel outline in a span of six weeks. All work will be peer-reviewed in a dynamic, professional environment. Participants will leave the workshop with a body of work that will enable them to begin the writing process.

THE SECRET TO NOVEL WRITING

WHY EVERY BOOK NEEDS AN OUTLINE

WHAT YOU GAIN FROM THIS WORKSHOP

WHAT AM I OFFERING?

...a safe, professional, and stimulating environment

...the opportunity to finally begin the novel you’ve been putting off

...the chance to network with other like-minded aspiring authors

YOUR TAKEAWAY

Two-hour workshops held each week. After 6 weeks, participants will have:

 

        a complete synopsis ◦ descriptions of their main characters ◦ summaries and revisions of each act ◦ a deep understanding of novel structure, plot structure, and character development ◦ experience peer editing ◦  helpful writing exercises ◦ a peer-reviewed outline ready to be transformed into prose

ELIGIBILITY

​​​​To register for this workshop, you must have:

    ...a prepared novel idea

    ...availability to meet 2 hours per week

    ...the willingness to devote 2-4 hours per week for home assignments

    ...been the first of 6 participants to sign up

WHEN/WHERE

Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (TBC)

Location: Liberty Village, Toronto

 

THE PERKS

professional, dynamic environment ◦ signed non-disclosures ◦ coffee, refreshments, and snacks ◦ the freedom to be you

6-Week Intensive Workshop for $109

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