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Moving Your Manuscript Forward – A WGA Intensive with Natasha Deen (Online – Oct. 4 & Jan. 17)

Moving Your Manuscript Forward – A WGA Intensive with Natasha Deen

October 4th, 7-9 pm MDT & Jan. 17th, 7-9 pm MDT
WGA Members: $150
Non-members $200
Maximum 12 participants
Registration is now closed

Are you looking to move your manuscript, play, chapbook, or writing project forward, but stuck or unsure of what your next steps should be? Have you been asking yourself: “How do I get published?” or other business-related questions when it comes to your work? In our upcoming Move Your Manuscript Forward Intensive, Natasha Deen will examine the importance of character development and the business of writing in two separate online workshops, followed by thirty-minute blue pencil sessions with each participant. During their scheduled blue pencil sessions, participants will have the unique opportunity to discuss their work with Natasha one on one.

The maximum capacity for this intensive is 12 participants, so be sure to secure your spot ASAP! Participants may submit up to three pages of work (1500 words maximum, 1-inch margins, DOUBLE-spaced. Please submit your pages as a Word .docx file, saved as “Last Name_First Name”) by October 2nd. Open to writers in all skill levels and genres.

Workshop 1 – Character is Key: Oct 4th, 7-9 pm MDT (Online)

Story centers around character, their hopes, goals, triumphs, fears, and failures. Readers love a good character, but they’ll reread (and reread!) a great character. Join Natasha for the ten ways to deepen your character, and turn them from good to great.

Workshop 2 – The Business of Writing: January 17th, 7-9 pm MDT (Online)

You’ve attended the query writing workshops, you’ve sat in on the editor and agent workshops, but the question—what’s required to turn a passion for writing from a hobby to career—lingers. Join Natasha for a candid discussion on what it takes to survive (and thrive) in the publishing industry.

Links for the online sessions and Blue Pencil SignUps (one thirty-minute session per participant, following each workshop) will be sent to you after receipt of payment.

Please contact Ashley Mann with any questions at [email protected].

About the Facilitator

Guyanese-Canadian NATASHA DEEN is a best-selling author, with novels for kids, teens, and adults, and she’s a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. Her novel, In the Key of Nira Ghani, won the Amy Mather Teen Book Award and her most recent YA title, The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad was a Globe & Mail‘s Top 100 Books for 2022. When she’s not writing, she teaches Introduction to Children’s Writing with the University of Toronto’s SCS and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to convince her pets that she’s the boss of the house. 

Recent works: The Spooky Sleuths series, Book three, Don’t Go Near the Water! was recently released.

Website: | TW: @natasha_deen | IG: natasha_deen 

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