416-435-7372 or 905-985-8389 info@anovelapproach.net

“The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer’s original voice or artistic self-esteem.”
― Pat Schneider (the 4th precept of the AWA Method)

Bi-Weekly Workshop Sessions

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

Although generating new writing (and sharing/receiving feedback from fellow participants) are the primary activities of most of the workshops, much of the writing required to achieve the biweekly targets will need to be completed at home.

Participants are welcome to use their preferred writing method in class. Pen and paper or laptops are welcomed, however since we will be working together in ZOOM rooms it is important to have a stable internet signal and good audio and video available on your computer or tablet.

A NOTE ON CELLPHONES: Using cellphones will require considerable patience on the part of participants and is not recommended due to the limitations of the Zoom room app.

A Novel Approach to FICTION First Draft 2022-2023:

(facilitated by James Dewar)

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS (biweekly)

6:30-9:00 pm.

(First workshop September 14th, 2022)

 
HERE ARE THE 20 FICTION FIRST DRAFT MEETING DATES:

[Every other Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm]
[20 workshops starting September 14th]

2022:

September 14
September 28
October 5
October 19

November 9
November 23
December 7 (21,000 word reviews)
December 21

2023
January 4th
January 18th
February 1st
February 18th
March 1st
March 15th
March 29th
April 12th
April 26th
May 10th
May 24th
June 7th
June 21st

OPTIONAL SUMMER EXTENSION (if needed)
(An additional fee will apply)
July 5th, 19th. August 2nd, 16th, 30th