From story inspiration to editing and publication, writing a novel can feel like a daunting task. Designed for writers at all skill levels, this course will cover story structure (plot, character), genres, audiences, and the submission process to publishers and agents. Writers will come away with practical guides for story creation, and learn the nuances to story-telling that can help (or hinder) their path to publication. The course will include a session on traditional publishing, how to query editors and agents, and what the route of an indie-author might take.
Guyanese-Canadian author Natasha Deen has published over thirty works for kids, teens, and adults, in a variety of genres and for a variety of readerships. Her works include the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Thicker than Water, Sunburst Award nominee Guardian, and the Alberta Readers Choice nominated Gatekeeper. Her young adult novel, In the Key of Nira Ghani, won the 2020 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award. When she’s not writing, she teaches with the University of Toronto SCS and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to convince her pets that she’s the boss of the house. Visit Natasha at www.natashadeen.com and on Twitter/Instagram, @natasha_deen.