Kick Writer’s Block
in the Balls!

Do you feel like your story is missing something?
Are you feeling bored of your own novel?
Is your creative process in a rut?

Depending on your process, writer’s block can suck. I don’t know anyone who enjoys it. If you’re hear because you want to find ways to work out the kinks in your process and find help with your writing, then you’re in the right place.

Intro To Creative Writing Workshop Now Open

How to apply for a workshop:

To apply for a workshop, you will be required to submit a piece of writing (about 500 or more characters long).

This excerpt will be reviewed for general clarity and overall grammar and spelling. It can be about literally anything.

Go here to APPLY!

Creative Writing Workshops

Intro to Creative Writing – Finished for 2020

Online Workshop – 5 weeks, 1.5-2 hr sessions/week, 5 writers

This workshop is perfect for beginners. You may already have something started, but if you don’t that’s okay too. We will learn the fundamentals of a good story and writing concepts.

Since this is a group workshop, participation and feedback is required. You will be asked to submit an excerpt of your story or whatever it is you want feedback on, and in turn you will be expected to read and provide comprehensive criticism as well.

What will you learn?

  • how to give and take constructive feedback
  • how to outline a story from start to finish
  • how to see flaws in your own writing
  • basic writing concepts
  • creative process and workflow
  • characterization and plot
  • the basics of world-building

Prerequisites

  • fluent in English – both writing and speaking
  • understanding of grammar and spelling
  • a project you are wanting to start or have started
  • available for one 2 hour session weekly
  • internet access and ability to connect digitally
  • 4 additional hours outside of the workshop to read and write

FAQs

How to apply for a workshop:

To apply for a workshop, you will be required to submit a piece of writing (about 500 or more characters long).

This excerpt will be reviewed for general clarity and overall grammar and spelling. It can be about literally anything.

Go here to APPLY!

What does it cost?

The Intro to Creative Writing is a $350 value for free! Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I will be offering this course free of charge.

How many people are in the workshop?

There are limited spaces available. Only six people, including the instructor will be taking part in the workshop.

How much work is expected of me?

I recommend 4 hours per week outside of the 1.5-2 hr sessions. Please set aside at least 6 hrs per week.

Workshop Open for Registration!

Intro to Creative Writing is now open for registration for Summer 2020. Send your submissions to Complete This Registration Form to apply.

Who am I to give you advice?

It’s a good question. Everyone and their dog can give creative writing advice. It’s up to you if you want to take it. So, here’s a bit about myself and the projects I’m currently working on to give you an idea of who the fuck I am.

I may very well be another rando giving advice, but I love discussing creative writing and helping people out of a block. The workshops and blogs contain tips and tricks that have helped me over my 20 years of writing, and maybe they will help you too.

I went the University of the Fraser Valley for creative writing and graduated on the Dean’s list. I worked as a journalist for three years writing everything from restaurant reviews to local beat news. A few of my short stories have been published in Louden Singletree and Urban Affair, with a couple winning local awards. 

Current Project:

Immortal Zero: The Seven Stones – 2020 Version

Labelled a traitor, General Almadzi narrowly escapes an assassination attempt is now hunted and forced into hiding with the aid of a master thief. General Almadzi’s survival depends on retrieving a stolen black diamond and saving the world.

In 2019 the Immortal Zero series was picked up by a publisher and while the older version is still considered an original part of the series, we are anticipating the official launch for the rewrite in the Fall 2020.

This sci-fi series consists of four books and a prequel, and is one of the few series in the genre that also incorporates magic.

Published Work:

The Seven Stones – 2012 Version

In 2012 the first version of The Seven Stones was released on digital platforms, but was never print published as I had self-published. As as student, I did not have the funding to print it, so it remained untouched for years and was never formally printed or distributed.

The Law of Soil

Three survivors retell their experience of the Chernobyl incident. As their lives are woven together by fate, we learn that nothing is ever lost or forgotten.

The Law of Soil is an intimate look at the Chernobyl Incidence from 1986. I interviewed three survivors for their experience. This novel went to print in 2017 and was distributed online as well.

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