Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Courses & workshops: IFOA Learning

Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $113

PencilsYour writing is good, but how do you make it great? In this intensive one-day workshop, bestselling novelist Brian Francis and Doubleday Canada senior editor Nita Pronovost give you the insider tips and tools to take your fiction writing to the next level. The workshop will cover:

  • Beats in fiction
  • Characterization and exposition
  • Finding your voice
  • Avoiding unintentional repetition
  • Points of view
  • Showing, not telling
  • Style and sophistication
  • The role of an editor
  • The acquisition process
  • Book genres
  • The importance of story structure
  • Improving your prose

At the end of the session, you’ll have valuable insight that will not only help you become a better writer, but also help you get your writing noticed by industry professionals.

About instructor Brian Francis:

Brian Francis’ most recent novel, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of 2011. His first novel, Fruit, was a 2009 Canada Reads finalist.

About instructor Nita Pronovost:

Nita Pronovost is a senior editor at Doubleday Canada, an imprint of Random House of Canada. She works on a range of fiction and non-fiction that includes celebrity memoirs, thrillers and mysteries, historical fiction and women’s commercial novels. Her bestselling author list includes Roberta Rich, Eva Stachniak, Joy Fielding, Linwood Barclay, Kevin O’Leary and Russell Peters.

 

What past participants have said:

“Best investment in my writing this year.”

“Thanks again for such an informative session.”

“Very helpful.”