New Alexandra Writer’s Centre Society Workshops (captained by your’s truly)!!!
Various Dates (see below for details)!!!
Writing with Restrictions
An inspirational style and structure workshop for short and long form prose.
Whether you’re stuck on a project, starting a new one, or just looking for a different angle to tell a story from, there’s a lot that can be done by restricting your writing. Prose is made up of tens of different functional tools and nearly unlimited structural ones, which can muddy the works as much as make for a beautiful piece of writing. This workshop will push you to write your wonders with fewer tools than are typically at your disposal in hopes of working on your authorial weak spots and exhausting your creative muscles. More info and registration HERE.
The Wickedest 500 Words – How to Write a Query and Synopsis
You’ve written “The End” on your novel and the celebratory hangover has waned, leaving only one question… what now? This workshop will cover the ins and outs of writing your query letter, the dreaded synopsis, and where to go from there! Bring your editing pencil, in this workshop we will write, rewrite, and rewrite your query letter and synopsis again (and again… until it’s ready to go). Then we’ll talk about where to go from there! More info and registration HERE.
The 20,000 Word Weekend
Kick off NaNoWriMo or continue with a work in progress
Want to get some words? Working on Nanowrimo? Join your fellow writers on this intensive, two day workshop… the goal? Words. Wear your comfy writing pants, it’s a big goal and we’re all in it for the long haul. Each day will hold plenty of independent writing time in a creative environment, some short intensive lessons on various aspects of novel writing, a bit of workshopping, and friendly and inspirational competition to drive your creative juices. Bradley Somer will be there with you, helping out if you get stuck, and ready for any writerly chats needed to help your craft.
Nourishment provided throughout the weekend. More info and registration HERE.
Pacing – It Doesn’t Just Apply to Running, Drinking, and Stock Car Racing
We all know about pacing ourselves, and the potential negative outcomes if we don’t. Pacing scenes is no different. This workshop will walk through the nuts and bolts of pacing from what drives it, how to break pacing down into its fundamental components, and how to build a tighter scene back up again. There will be some exercises to test what you learn and you can even bring that “trouble spot” in your own work to focus on. More info and registration HERE.