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Lobby Night: Writing Effective Dialogue

Golden Ears Writers

Tuesday, February 19--I'll be at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and I invite you to join me with Golden Ears Writers as we talk about the words your characters say. We'll also discuss how dialogue differs from real speech as well as share tips on how to use dialogue to effectively establish your characters and advance your plots.

For more details, check out the Facebook event.

This is an adult event, but mature teenagers with an interest in writing are welcome. No young children, please. No charge to attend.

All Hallows Story Night

All Hallows Story Night

On Tuesday, October 23, I'll be in Port Coquitlam at Western Sky Books for their All Hallows Story Night. If you're nearby (or within driving distance), I invite you to come out and listen to some adult-orientated spooky stories from Gisela Woldenga, Rob Tozer, KT Wagner, WL Hawkin, Madeline Ewanyshyn, Debra Purdy Kong, and Anton Von Stefan. Oh yeah, and me, too--but be warned, I won't be reading literary fiction, I've got a new grimdark story I'll be debuting that night.

Story Origins

On Monday, October 15, I'll be giving a presentation on Story Origins to the North Shore Writer's Association, and if you're in North Vancouver, I invite you to join us. Along with reading from my story collection, Rage, I'll also be talking about how to take that initial, surface inspiration and develop it into a deeper, more complex story that will capture and hold your reader’s attention.

Story Origins

All NSWA monthly meetings are held from 7 – 8:45 pm in the 3rd Floor Program Room of the North Vancouver City Library, 120 14th Street West, North Vancouver.

NSWA Members: free. Non-members by donation.