Write a novel – from first inspiration to final edit – then submission!
Have you got a book in you? Have you always wanted to get it out into the world but lacked the confidence? Then join award-winning, bestselling historical fiction author Chris (C. C.) Humphreys, for a one day writing workshop that will help you banish the critic, release your creativity, and introduce you to the secrets of novel construction, character development and sheer storytelling fun. With plenty of exercises to get the fingers and brain moving, and a step by step analysis of what makes a successful, exciting piece of fiction, participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of a novel and a road map to help you finish it. Or if you have a piece that has sat in a drawer for years, Chris will show you how to regain your faith in it, and take it to the next level – maybe even all the way to publication. Subjects will include: the separate stages of writing - from first idea to final edit; how to create great characters; plotting; editing; dialogue; how to use your detailed research in effective storytelling; the synopsis, the pitch – and how to land a publisher.
Come for a day of fun and hard work: it’s time the world heard your story!
As an actor Chris (C.C.) Humphreys has performed on stages from London’s West End to Hollywood. A playwright, fight choreographer and novelist, he has written ten adult novels including ‘The French Executioner’, runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers; The Jack Absolute Trilogy; ‘Vlad – The Last Confession’; ‘A Place Called Armageddon’ and ‘Shakespeare’s Rebel’ – which he adapted for the stage and which premiered at Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, in 2015. He also writes for young adults, with a trilogy called ‘The Runestone Saga’ and ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’. The sequel, ‘The Hunt of the Dragon’, was published in Fall 2016. His recent novel ‘Plague’ won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in 2015. The sequel, ‘Fire’, a thriller set during the Great Fire, was published Summer 2016. He is translated into thirteen languages. In 2015 he earned his Masters in Fine Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of British Columbia. Website: http://cchumphreys.com
Full Day - Members $80