The Year-long Workshop to Write Your Novel or Memoir

Bi-Weekly Workshop Sessions

Bi-weekly workshops (two and a half 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. Laptops, pen and paper, or journals are all welcomed.

So far Newmarket is the only confirmed location for the 2018/19 First Draft workshops.

Sue has taught this course in Toronto, Oshawa and at the Uplands Writing Retreat in Uxbridge.

If you are interested in attending a class in your area, please contact Sue and let her know where that is (note – it must be within 1.5 hours driving from Uxbridge)

Celebrating our 10th Year!

First Draft


Second Draft


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