I'm very excited to be teaching a 3-hour workshop at the University of Guelph Library on Thursday, February 19, 2015 called Finding Your Voice: A Fiction Workshop:
As readers, many of us have had the experience of being seduced by the voice of an electrifying writer. But what do we mean when we talk about “voice”? And how can emerging writers find theirs? In this interactive workshop, we will consider how writers adapt their voices to the needs of their story and its characters. Through close readings of selected texts, discussion, and hands-on writing exercises, we will examine the techniques writers use—including tone, diction, sentence structure, dialogue, and point of view—to capture their voice on the page.
Fiction writers of all experience levels are welcome. Participants are asked to come prepared with a pen and notebook and any questions they may have about the writing craft.
The workshop is FREE for everyone! For more information, including registration and a complete list of workshops, click here.