Short, Shorts Workshop

In this short, shorts workshop you'll learn the art of writing really short stories. Bring your ideas, a pen, paper or your laptop, and learn the fine art of creating and editing your work down to the bare minimum while giving the reader maximum enjoyment. Short Shorts Workshop aka Dribbles, Drabbles and Postcards Who: Anyone who loves to write and loves a challenge should attend. This is an all ages workshop. What: You'll go through a series of exercises to help you get your stories as short as possible. Dribbles, drabbles and postcard short stories are the…

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Anthology Submissions Wanted

Do you love to write, but only have a little bit of time? Then this post is for you. We are looking for writers of exceptionally short stories for our new anthology, Dribbles, Drabbles and Postcards©. You want what? Dribble: a short story of exactly 50 words Drabble: a short story of exactly 100 words Postcard: a short story of between 240-250 words. Now that we've got that out of the way, here are the particulars. The Rules Submit as many as 10 stories. They must be proofread and exactly 50, 100, and between 240 and 250…

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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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Fall 2021 Writing Courses

I am pleased to announce that I am back teaching writing classes at the University of Victoria (online classes) as well as at Okanagan College this fall. (online and in person) I look forward to seeing you in a writing class! UVic Classes Their schedule is not online yet; however, here is a sneak peak. Fast-Paced Novels – Tuesdays, Sept. 21 to Oct. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (4 sessions) Navigating the Novel – Thursdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (7 sessions) Fabulous Fiction – Tuesdays, Oct. 26 to Nov. 30…

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UVic Writing Classes Sold Out

I'm so happy. The UVic writing classes I deliver are doing well. So well, in fact, that each one had a wait list and they will be adding new classes for Fabulous Fiction shortly. The classes I teach are only as good as the willingness of the attendees to participate, and wow, do they ever. Such a great bunch so far, and I just know the calibre of student will maintain that openness as other courses are offered. To see what courses I'm teaching, check out my bio on the UVic website. You'll see the course number…

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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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