Category Archives: Teaching writing

Novel-writing workshop!

I’ll be giving a three-hour workshop on novel writing Saturday Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m., at Toronto’s Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street. The workshop is free, but you’ll need to register by submitting the first page of your novel-in-progress. We’ll … Continue reading

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Student Turned Teacher

My post on teaching novel writing at George Brown College — after taking several writing courses at the college in the 1990s — went up on the Mesdames of Mayhem’s blog site today. Check it out here!

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How to Develop Your Novel

My course at George Brown College, Novel Writing II: How to Develop Your Novel, starts up again tomorrow, Tuesday April 11. But it’s not too late to register. You can do so by clicking here. Novel II is for writers … Continue reading

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Learning about story structure

This Tuesday evening, my 12-week course, Novel Writing II: How to Develop Your Novel, starts up again at George Brown College. Will it guarantee that students write a best-selling novel? Nope. Sorry, but too much depends on the individual writer. … Continue reading

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2016, year of the Raven

2016 has been a good year. Although, after 2015 went out with a dreadful bang, I wasn’t sure how it would shape up. In December 2015, I sold my beloved stone cottage in the Haliburton Highlands, and the decision to … Continue reading

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Toronto Public Library week for me!

It’s Toronto Public Library week.  Tonight, I join authors Heather Babcock,  Lisa de Nikolits, Terri Favro and John Oughton at Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street, at 6:30 p.m. We’ll be talking writing and books, and reading from our works. … Continue reading

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Writing a mystery?

I’m gearing up for my Writing Mysteries workshop next Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17. It’s part of a series of two-hour workshops developed by Scarborough Arts for senior writers (age 50 and over), funded by the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Secretariat. … Continue reading

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