The Year-long Workshop to Write Your Novel or Memoir

Bi-Weekly Workshop Sessions

Bi-weekly workshops (approximately two and a half to three hours in length) feature instruction on the crucial elements of story, discussions on mutual areas of interest, writing-on-the-spot exercises, writing new material, group reading and positive feedback.

Although new writing is a component of many of the workshops, most of the writing required to achieve the biweekly targets will need to be completed at home between the workshops.

Participants are welcome to use their preferred writing method in class. Pen and paper or laptops are welcomed.

A Novel Approach First Draft workshops (facilitated by James) will be offered on Tuesday mornings (biweekly) at Uplands starting September 10, 2019. (Schedule here)
Sue will be finalizing the dates and locations for 2019-2020 and posting them here in early July. She has offered First Draft in Newmarket, Oshawa, Toronto and Uplands in previous years.
If you are interested in attending a class in your area in 2019-2010, please contact Sue and let her know your preference.

Celebrating our 10th Year!

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