Discussion Guide

For those of you who find yourself in a book club talking about Rage, here are a few questions I'm presumptuous enough to suggest for you to discuss...

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Extraordinary People

On Saturday, March 30, I'll be presenting Extraordinary People: The Essential Qualities of Good Characters at this year's Creative Ink Festival. If you find yourself in the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre around 11:00 a.m., I'll be in the Firenze room and I invite you to join me. More specifically, I'll be talking about how most readers look for stories about interesting (and preferably unique) people doing fascinating things in the most surprising of ways they'll always remember (as opposed to stories about ordinary people doing ordinary things in the most ordinary ways they'll soon forget). This session examines the essential qualities of all good characters, giving you the tools to populate your fiction with compelling and memorable people both heroic and villainous (and everything in between). Hope to see you there.

Extraordinary People: The Essential Qualities of Good Characters

Camp NaNoWriMo

On March 26 at the North Vancouver District Public Library (from 6 - 7 p.m.), author Rae Knightly and I will be sharing writing prompts and advice for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo--a more laid-back, less intimidating version of many writers' Novembers. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come for the motivation and encouragement. Adults, teens and tweens are welcome.

Camp NaNoWriMo

Drop in or call 604-987-4471 (ext. 8175) for more information.