April & May 2024 Courses

Do you have free time on Tuesday and Thursday evenings? Then we have a couple of great courses for you in April and May 2024. Self-Publishing Starting April 9, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm is Self-Publishing (ASWL 119) There are always changes in the self-publishing industry and Darcy has the information you need to keep on top of what you need to do to have a great self-published book that sells. Learn to navigate the world of self-publishing. how the book publishing industry has changed, where the money goes, how to organize your book, where to…

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Fall Writing Courses, UVic 2023

Yes, it's that time again. Time for me to share a preview of upcoming writing courses online through Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria. They aren't listed online yet, but have a look at the schedule and see if there's anything that appeals and mark it on your calendar to sign up in August 2023! We have two repeat classes, editing your own work and fabulous fiction. There are also two new classes, to help you get where you want to be as a writer. Writers' Boot Camp We have two new classes this year. The…

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Online UVic Courses Early 2023

There are currently three online UVic courses available in February and March 2023. Click on the title of the course to go to the UVic website. ASWL112 Fast Paced Novels (5 spots left as of Feb 1) February 11 to March 4, 2023, Saturdays, 9 am to 11 am Writing thriller and mystery novels requires a fast pace combined with strong characters, believable situations and plenty of twists and turns. In this four-part course, learn how to foreshadow with clues, both false and real, as well as how to create strong heroes and villains. Learn how to…

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Fall 2022 Writing Classes

It's going to be another busy few months for me, and hopefully you, with all the new classes coming up for the Fall of 2022. I teach at UVic and at Okanagan College and will list the information below for each one.  Note that sign up will not be available until early August 2022 for Fall 2022 classes. Classes with UVic Editing Your Words 7 sessions, 14 hours total Tuesdays, Sept 20 – Nov 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Navigating the Novel 6 sessions, 12 hours total Thursdays, Nov 3 – Dec 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm…

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Zooming at UVic

It's official. I'll be teaching some continuing studies classes at the University of Victoria in 2021. All classes to be held on Zoom. Don't miss out and get zooming at UVic! They chose three of my classes for my first go around at teaching through UVic online. Fast-Paced Novels Four classes of two hours each. The first is the Fast-Paced Novel. Thrillers, mystery, crime, drama, horror and many other genres rely on the tension and pace to move their fast-paced novels through to the end. Writing novels like thrillers and mysteries require a fast pace combined with…

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Classes are Filling Up

Classes are starting to fill up so sign up now and don't miss out. Market Your Book in 2020 is a new course, and looks like it will be a hit. Five spots left for this one. Sign up soon and don't be disappointed. There are five spots left in the Writers Toolbox series, which has always been popular at Camosun and always sold out. Seven evenings, six different topics, to help you improve your writing. Writing as a Business has seven spots left. The perfect class for learning how to optimize your time and money when…

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Twenty Writing Courses Now Available

We may be social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. My regular venues are no longer holding in-person classes, so I’ve moved all my writing courses online. Some business, some fiction, and all full of information and a little fun thrown in for good measure. At the moment, I have twenty classes ready to roll out. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your writers’ groups, tell anyone who may benefit. Take these writing courses on their own or group them together for a fuller learning experience FALL 2020 WRITING COURSES Market Your…

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Self-Publishing Course Added

Hey! We have another announcement. This one about self-publishing. We've got another course starting soon! You asked for it, and here it is! Another online course added to help you make your way through the sometimes intimidating world of self-publishing. This was offered at Camosun, but they had to cancel so I'm taking it back. Click here for full info. For more information on other online courses I teach through Camosun College, visit their Continuing Education website. What I also need from you, gentle reader, is feedback on what types of courses you'd like to see online.…

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Online Classes Now Available

Well it's been quite the year so far, hasn't it. While I was happily writing and teaching away, the world changed. I could no longer go to community centres or colleges to teach writing. Social distancing and online meetings became the norm. My Camosun classes had to be quickly shifted to online. After a few classes through Zoom, I realized it would make life a lot easier for a lot of people if I brought the classes to you, instead of you coming to me. To that end, I am holding online classes through Zoom. You can…

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