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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TWS Community Workshop **** CANCELLED ****

UPDATE: I'm sure no one will be surprised to hear we've cancelled this workshop for the foreseeable future. When it's appropriate, we'll try to reschedule later. Take care, everyone.

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On Sunday, March 22, 2020, I'll be presenting Writing the Short Story as part of the SFU Continuing Studies TWS Community Workshops series. We'll be at SFU Vancouver - Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and I'm told registration is $30 (plus fees and taxes). I've also been told seats are filling fast, so if you'd like to join us (being a member of The Writers' Studio is not required), I strongly encourage you not to wait until the last minute. To register, check out SFU's Eventbrite listing.

TWS Community Workshops: Writing the Short Story

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2019 Reading List

Looking at my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2019, I see I gave five published books 5 star ratings this year. Rather than rank them any further, I'll instead give a shout out to each author for sharing a work I felt was truly extraordinary. Alphabetically by author, they are: Scrappy Rough Draft: Use Science to Strategically Motivate Yourself & Finish Writing Your Book by Donna Barker (which reframes the adage attributed to Ernest Hemingway about first drafts being shit into something positive); The Footstop Café by Paulette Crosse (I can never look at carrots and microwave ovens in the same way ever again); Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames (a fun and refreshing D&D-party-as-rock-band-but-being-a-bard-still-sucks ride); 5 Critical Things For a Successful Book Signing: An Essential Guide for Any Author by Adam Dreece (filled with excellent tips for authors hand-selling their books); and Lamentation by C.J. Sansom (a Tudor murder mystery series I simply can't put down).

Scrappy Rough Draft by Donna Barker  The Footstop Café by Paulette Crosse  Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames  5 Critical Things For a Successful Book Signing: An Essential Guide for Any Author by Adam Dreece Lamentation by C.J. Sansom

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