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.


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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