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WGA Online Workshop: Novel Intent w/instructor Ali Bryan

8 Weeks
Mondays: 6:30-9:00pm
This workshop uses Google Classroom. Participants should have a Gmail or G Suite account.
This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to a waiting list in case a spot open up, please email us at [email protected]

Bring intention and focus into your novel from the very first draft. Using principles of neuroscience, cognitive psychology and the concept of character as plot, learn how to use all elements of craft to create a cohesive, compelling novel. This course is designed for the intermediate writer who wants to improve their process in novel writing to mitigate the structural flaws that come with a messy first draft. This class is a combination of lecture, in-class discussion, exercises and critique.

Ali Bryan is a novelist and creative nonfiction writer based in Calgary. Her first novel Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia. Her second novel, The Figgs, was released in 2018 and was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. She was twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Writes Creative Nonfiction prize, twice shortlisted for the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award and shortlisted for the 2020 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story. She is a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Emerging Artist recipient. Her debut YA novel, The Hill, will be released in 2021.

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