Your writing is good, but how do you make it great? In this intensive workshop, bestselling novelist Brian Francis and Simon & Schuster Editorial Director 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 get your writing noticed by industry professionals.
What past participants have said:
“Best investment in my writing this year.”
“Thanks again for such an informative session.”
Brian Francis’ most recent novel, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of the year. His first novel, Fruit, was a Canada Reads finalist and was named one of Amazon’s “100 Canadian Books to Read in a Lifetime.” He is a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter and writes a monthly advice column, The Agony Editor, for Quill & Quire magazine. Brian also teaches the IFOA Academy courses and workshops: Becoming A Better Writer, Improving Your Writing and Publishing 101. Follow him on Twitter @briantfrancis
Nita Pronovost joined Simon & Schuster Canada as Editorial Director in February 2015 before becoming Vice President in April 2016. Prior to that, she worked for six years as a Senior Editor at Penguin Random House Canada, acquiring and editing fiction, non-fiction and celebrity-driven titles, including eight #1 national bestsellers in three years. Recent bestselling successes include Amy Stuart’s Still Mine, Jody Mitic’s Unflinching and Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Follow her on Twitter @nitaprose.