Write a novel – from first inspiration to final edit – then submission! with C. C. Humphreys
Have you got a book in you? Have you always wanted to get it out into the world but lacked the confidence? Then join award-winning, bestselling author and Salt Spring resident Chris (C. C.) Humphreys, for a one day writing workshop that will help you banish the critic, release your creativity, and introduce you to the secrets of novel construction, character development and sheer storytelling fun. With plenty of exercises to get the fingers and brain moving, and a step by step analysis of what makes a successful, exciting piece of fiction, participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of a novel and a road map to help you finish it. Or if you have a piece that has sat in a drawer for years, Chris will show you how to regain your faith in it, and take it to the next level – maybe even all the way to publication. Subjects will include: the separate stages of writing - from first idea to final edit; how to create great characters; plotting; editing; dialogue; the synopsis, the pitch.Come for a day of fun and hard work: it’s time the world heard your story!
Thursday Master Class: Twelve-Stage Writer’s Model of Structure With Christopher Vogler
The Twelve-Stage Writer’s Model of Structure: How the Hero's Journey Triggers the Emotions of the Reader. Christopher Vogler, is the author of THE WRITER'S JOURNEY, one of the essential texts for screenwriters, novelists, and artists of all kinds who want to harness the power of myth. Inspired by the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, THE WRITER'S JOURNEY explores how the ancient patterns and wisdom of world myths still have value for writers as a guideline to structure and a source of creative inspiration. In this engaging, insightful presentation, Vogler will be covering his core material, the twelve-stage Writer's Journey model of structure with fresh insights from his recent work in animation and feature films.
Swept Away: Writing Enthralling Fiction with Donald Maass
“Swept Away: Writing Enthralling Fiction” – Swept away is a feeling we get not just from fairy tales. Novels in all categories can suspend time and enthrall us. What produces that effect? Learn the techniques that make fiction totally absorbing, even enchanting. A hands-on writing workshop from master craft teacher and New York literary agent Donald Maass.