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Writing for Children and Young Adults – Classes at Mount Royal University in October

Writing for Children and Young Adults Evening classes at Mount Royal University in Calgary from October 4 to 25, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Explore the process of writing books for children and young adults aged 8 to 12. Focus on structure, character development and research, and their importance in your stories. Examine how to turn a creative story idea into a marketable, finished manuscript. Registration is... read more

Writing for Publication – Saturday, October 21 at Mount Royal University

The Writing for Publication class takes place at Mount Royal University on Saturday, October 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to... read more

Life Writing – Classes with Chinook Learning Services in October

Your life may not have changed the course of history, but it is important because it happened. If you don’t tell your story, who will? Learn a step-by-step approach to writing your memoirs. Receive tips beginning from how to start your story and find a focus to options for getting it printed. No previous writing experience needed. Adults of all ages welcome. The Life Writing course takes place from... read more

An interview with Konn Lavery

Back in May, Konn Lavery was here to tell us about his new novel, Reality: Part 1 of Mental Damnation. Now we welcome him back to discuss the second installment in the Mental Damnation series titled, Dream. He has written in the dark fantasy (Mental Damnation) and horror (Seed Me) genres. Let’s introduce him and have him tell us about his new novel. Hi Konn, welcome back. Hi Simon! Thank you again for... read more

Free books available on Amazon on September 16 and 17

    Earlier this year, I was pleased to welcome author Jo Linsdell for the launch of the latest installment of the KOSMOS series. KOSMOS is a time travel, pre-teen, serial fiction series comprising 12 episodes. A new episode of this time travel adventure is published on the 1st of each month. In celebration of Jo’s birthday this month, all current books in the series are free on Amazon... read more

What’s it all about? Sources of inspiration for the Shadowzone series

The Shadowzone series involves the discovery of a grim dystopian version of Earth that’s ruled by a totalitarian dictatorship called the Ministry, the threat of a deadly virus, and a race against time to save the lives of millions. Here’s a synopsis for each of the novels. Shadowzone  While watching intense flashes of lightning during a violent storm, Ben experiences mysterious and disturbing visions... read more

Writing for Children and Young Adults – Classes at Mount Royal University in October

Writing for Children and Young Adults Evening classes at Mount Royal University in Calgary from October 4 to 25, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Explore the process of writing books for children and young adults aged 8 to 12. Focus on structure, character development and research, and their importance in your stories. Examine how to turn a creative story idea into a marketable, finished manuscript. Registration is... read more

Writing for Publication – Saturday, October 21 at Mount Royal University

The Writing for Publication class takes place at Mount Royal University on Saturday, October 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to... read more

An interview with V. L. Jennings

My guest today is science fiction author V.L. Jennings who has published two novels for teens and young adults. She runs a rather large writers group on Facebook called ‘Where Writers and Authors Meet’ and is also in school for her degree in Electrical Engineering. Her second book Visionary From The Stars is undergoing edits and is currently out of print at the moment. However, she is currently... read more

Life Writing – Classes with Chinook Learning Services in October

Your life may not have changed the course of history, but it is important because it happened. If you don’t tell your story, who will? Learn a step-by-step approach to writing your memoirs. Receive tips beginning from how to start your story and find a focus to options for getting it printed. No previous writing experience needed. Adults of all ages welcome. The Life Writing course takes place from... read more

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