Free November Workshops from Simon Rose

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Canadian author and writing instructor Simon Rose is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Airdrie Public Library in Alberta. In the month of November, his generous hosts are offering a series of free Zoom workshops:

  • November 8 – Writing for Publication– Simon Rose examines where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. This includes novels, short stories, and non-fiction projects from concept to draft and looks at how the various markets operate when wishing to write material for publication.


  • November 15 – Writing for Children & Young Adult audiences – Simon Rose explores the art of writing for children and young adults. This session examines how to turn ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, the creation of outlines, the importance of editing and revision, pacing your story, connecting with the reader, choosing settings, the role of adults in children’s stories, and more.


  • November 22 – Beyond Books: Developing your Career as a Professional Writer – Simon Rose examines the many options available for the modern professional writer, from writing novels, corporate material, speeches, magazine articles, nonfiction books, writing for hire, editing and coaching, public speaking, and more.


  • November 28 – Simon Rose author reading – Join Simon Rose, author of fifteen science fiction and fantasy novels, eight guides for writers, and more than 100 nonfiction books as he reads from one of his works and answers your questions.

Note: all of these workshops have limited registration. In order to secure a seat, visit the Writer In Residence Page.

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