Friday, 18 January 2013

Editing your Fiction Workshop!

I've gone workshop crazy!  There's the social media workshop next week, and there's also an Editing your Fiction workshop on February 10. All proceeds from this workshop are going to help fund CAN-CON, the local Ottawa SF lit con.  And the workshop will be high amounts of fun, guaranteed (despite what my co-presenter might say). 

Have you got a novel or short story drafted? Dreaming of selling your novel to a publishing house? Already published and wanting to reach the next level? Revising, restructuring and editing your work to a professional level is crucial.

... In support of CAN-CON 2013, Ottawa's science fiction, fantasy and horror literature convention, 4-6 October, 2013, authors Marie Bilodeau and Derek Künsken will be offering a 1-day seminar on "Editing Your Fiction."

Join this seminar to learn how to:
• Tighten your plot and structure
• Make your fiction shine like a professional product
• Avoid common pitfalls like weak verbs and lack of tension

Seminar moderators Derek Künsken and Marie Bilodeau are both professional SFF authors. Derek is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and his short stories have been picked up in “year’s best” anthologies and been nominated for the Aurora Awards. Marie won the Foreword Book Award for her novel, Destiny’s Blood, and was nominated in both the short and long fiction categories of the Aurora Awards.

The seminar will run from 10-5 on Sunday, 10 February, 2013, on the campus of the University of Ottawa (70 Laurier Ave E, Room 509, Ottawa) and is targeting writers who have a novel or short stories written and are looking to turn an early draft into a final draft.

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants, so reserve a spot early by sending your payment by Paypal to The cost for attending the workshop   will be $40 and all proceeds go to support CAN-CON 2013, a meeting place of fans as well as pro and semi-pro writers, editors and publishers. Check out CAN-CON 2012/2013 at   

Once the seminar is full, we will keep a waiting list. If there is enough interest, a second session could be set up, or if there are cancellations, wait-listed persons could be invited.

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