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Book Signing at Chapters Crowfoot, March 25

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This Saturday, I’ll be at Chapters Crowfoot in Calgary from 11 am to 5 pm. I’ll be signing copies of The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, The Sphere of Septimus, Flashback, and Future Imperfect. Chapters is located at 66 Crowfoot Terrace NW in Calgary. Hope to see you...

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Life Writing – Classes with Chinook Learning Services, April 26 to May 10

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm on April 26, May 3, and May 10. The class will be held at Viscount Bennett Centre 2519 Richmond Road SW. Register at...

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Writing for Social Media – Class with Chinook Learning Services, April 11

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This class explores  writing for websites, blogs, and social media. Learn how to create dynamic and effective content for the online marketplace and to promote yourself as a writer for social media. Participants will complete a social media writing assignment that will be assessed by the instructor. The Writing for Social Media class takes place from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Tuesday, April 11. The class will be held at Henry Wise Wood High School, 910 – 75 Avenue SW. Register at the Chinook Learning Services website. You can also learn...

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Workshops at Drumheller Public Library – March 22

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This week I’ll be conducting the first of a series of workshops at Drumheller Public Library on the craft of writing historical fiction, a fascinating genre that combines the events of the past with characters and stories from the writer’s imagination. Examine the art of writing historical fiction and the need to fully immerse yourself in a particular time period to make your storytelling more believable. Learn how to write effective, authentic and appealing historical fiction and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories....

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PlayWriting Camp in Calgary in July

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PlayWriting Camp will take place once again with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association this July. The 2017 PlayWriting camp will take place from July 17 to 21 at St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE (Near Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail), Calgary, Alberta. In a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps, children will learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days. Children will create the plot, craft the script, write dialogue and hone their acting skills for their very...

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Writing Historical Fiction – Mount Royal University, May 9 to 30

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Writing Historical Fiction classes take place at Mount Royal University on May 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6.30 to 9.30 pm. Historical fiction combines the events of the past with characters and stories from the writer’s imagination. These classes examine the art of writing of historical fiction and the need to fully immerse yourself in a particular time period to make your storytelling more believable. Learn how to write effective, authentic and appealing historical fiction and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories. Understand...

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An excerpt from The Social Media Writer’s Guide

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chapter One: People don’t read web copy These days, any organization that wants to either do business, or stay in business, has to have an online presence. A website is crucial if a company’s going to connect with both existing and potential customers and they need to make sure that their web pages tell their clients everything they need to know about the company’s products and services. However, despite that, the company can’t include too much information, especially on the home page, the place where people will first encounter...

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Writing for Social Media – Class with Chinook Learning Services, April 11

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This class explores  writing for websites, blogs, and social media. Learn how to create dynamic and effective content for the online marketplace and to promote yourself as a writer for social media. Participants will complete a social media writing assignment that will be assessed by the instructor. The Writing for Social Media class takes place from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Tuesday, April 11. The class will be held at Henry Wise Wood High School, 910 – 75 Avenue SW. Register at the Chinook Learning Services website. You can also learn...

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PlayWriting Camp in Calgary in July

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PlayWriting Camp will take place once again with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association this July. The 2017 PlayWriting camp will take place from July 17 to 21 at St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE (Near Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail), Calgary, Alberta. In a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps, children will learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days. Children will create the plot, craft the script, write dialogue and hone their acting skills for their very...

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An excerpt from The Working Writer’s Guide

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Introduction Misconceptions are common regarding published authors. People think either that all authors earn millions or that it’s impossible to make a living as a writer. While some writers are financially successful with their e-books, success stories are rare, at least for now, and only a handful of authors make serious money from e-books. Misconceptions also abound regarding authors who write for children. Books for younger readers are often mistakenly considered to be simple to write and easy to make money from. Some people look at the...

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