Finding the Heart


Okanagan College - Room 143 May 13, 2018 10:35 am -

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Ian Weir

It’s one thing to write a draft – or several drafts – of a story or novel. But it’s quite another to find the heart of the narrative: to navigate your way to the essence of what your story wants to be…to find that heart…and to clear your own path to writing it.

In this workshop, we’ll look at the barriers that lie between you and the undiscovered heart of your narrative – including the barriers that you throw up yourself. We’ll look at strategies for dismantling them, and for giving yourself permission to do so in the first place. Along the way, we’ll examine questions relating to voice, structure, and character, as well as that eternal question: to outline, or not to outline? (Hint: it depends. And not usually the way you think.)

Come prepared to write.

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