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 Fiction 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 USING SMALL SCREENS OR 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 2023-2024:
(facilitated by James Dewar)

6:30-9:00 pm.

(First workshop September 13th, 2022)


[Every other Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm]
[20 workshops starting September 13th]


September 13th
September 27th
October 11th
October 25th
November 8th
November 22nd
December 6th (7th workshop)
December 20th

January 3rd
January 17th
January 31st
February 14th (12th workshop)
February 28th
March 13th
March 27th
April 10th
April 24th (17th workshop)
May 8th
May 22nd
June 5th (20th)
June 19th (if needed due to an unforeseen cancellation)