Creating Compelling Characters in Memoir and Fiction with Patricia Westerhof - Dundurn

Creating Compelling Characters in Memoir and Fiction with Patricia Westerhof

Come and learn techniques for building memorable characters in your narrative writing with author, speaker, and writing coach Patricia Westerhof! 

Along with her most recent book, The Canadian Guide to Creative Writing and Publishing, she has written novels, short stories, a textbook, and writing curriculum. Patricia, who holds an MA in Education from the University of Toronto, is a sought-after writing coach, working with writers of all ages, from teens to seniors.

Over the course of this interactive  and engaging two-hour session, you’ll learn and walk away with ideas for new characters and ideas for fleshing out the characters you've already chosen to write about! 

There is limited space available for this workshop; tickets are available at the link below! 

Attendees are requested to please bring their own pen and paper, tablet, or laptop.

The Canadian Guide to Creative Writing and Publishing by Patricia Westerhof

The essential guide for Canadian writers seeking to have their work published today.

How do you get your writing published in Canada? What are the industry standards for publishable work and how do you reach them? This lively, practical guide shows you how to think more creatively, cultivate a strong writing voice, and make your sentences powerful. It explains the elements of style and offers writing prompts to help you apply what you learn. It gives strategies for finding critique partners and beta readers and for getting useful feedback before you send your drafts to agents or editors. The chapters are packed with up-to-date information about the publishing industry, including how to find an agent, how to submit manuscripts to literary journals, how to query independent presses, and how to apply for writing grants. The Canadian Guide to Creative Writing & Publishing confidently leads you through the process of polishing your writing and finding an audience for your work.