You’re always coming up with great ideas for stories. Your favourite things to buy are pens and journals and notebooks. You know, deep inside, that you’re an author, and you have a story (or several) to tell. Sound familiar?
If so, 15 Days of Fiction is your chance to learn more about the fundamentals of fiction and to practise writing in the comfort of your own home.
For THREE WEEKS, you’ll receive an email from me every weekday that includes a lesson, a tip, and a unique creative writing prompt.
Inspiration and good ideas are definitely essential, but when you want to write good, compelling fiction, there is also craft involved – a lot of craft. Here’s just a taste of what we’ll cover: [/stnsvn-col-row]
- Moving from idea to story
- Deciding point of view
- Developing strong characters
- Bringing scenes to life
- Crafting believable dialogue
- Creating compelling conflict
What They're Saying
“Renée’s 15 Days of Fiction was both a wonderful learning experience and a profound cultivation of confidence. I am armed with new skills, a couple of tricks, and a boatload of nerve. It’s 15 days later, and not only do I have more material and better habits, I’m also swirling in a sea of sentences that I can’t wait to string together.”
Suzy Crocker, Independent Bookseller, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Renée’s writing prompts are prefaced by thoughtful, inspiring reflections on the nature of creativity and of being human. Rich, inspiring reading that sparked creative energy and then propelled me onto the blank page. In the end, I have new work, and most important of all, I feel proud of myself. Also, grateful, surprised, and relieved because I know now I have the discipline to become the writer I want to be.”
Jessica Marsh, Massage Therapist and Writer, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Renée is an absolute delight to work with. Her obvious enthusiasm and love for what she does shine through in every interaction. Her prompts got me writing in ways I hadn’t considered before, showing me that I was capable of more than I ever knew. Her genuine belief in my writing has helped me to build the confidence to keep moving forward on my path as a writer.”
Erin Whiteley, Writer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Renée’s 15 Days of Fiction was an incredible experience. The daily practice and challenging exercises stretched me beyond my comfort zone and gave me a wonderful sense of achievement. In addition to the course being beautifully laid out and executed, Renée’s feedback is invaluable. Highly recommended.”
Jane Gutman, retired Music School Director, Haifa, Israel
“Taking part in Renee’s 15-day fiction writing course is like having a
knowledgeable and encouraging friend show up every weekday morning to bring
you to your desk and guide you in another part of fiction writing. The writing
reflections and exercises are so very useful and presented in a friendly hands-on way. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to write fiction and needing a great jump start on the process.”
Melinda Burns, Writer and Therapist, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
What Do I Know?!
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and have been a professional writer for the last 15 years. As a writing mentor, I’ve worked with hundreds of writers, helping to fine-tune their craft while also inspiring and motivating them to stay true to their ideas and dreams.
I’m a graduate of the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program and the Humber School of Writers. My teachers have included Lynn Coady, Isabel Huggan, Sharon Butala, Shaena Lambert, Alistair MacLeod, Richard Cumyn, and Carol Bruneau. My short fiction has been published in The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and The Fiddlehead, among others, and has placed or been shortlisted in regional and national writing contests.
I love writing fiction and I love teaching what I know.
Wait! There's more...
During your 15 days of writing, you will also:
- Create a consistent daily writing practice
- Learn and practise new skills
- Explore your writer’s voice and ideas
- Gain confidence and expand your notion of what is possible
- Receive recommendations for resources to help light the path forward
- Enjoy weekends off to catch up if you’ve fallen behind
At the end of your 15 Days, I invite you to send me a piece of writing that I will personally review and comment on. My hope is that this professional feedback will help push your writing forward.
Sign up here!
If you feel like you need a kick in the pants, here it is! Let’s get those creative juices flowing!
Your 15 Days of Fiction starts anytime you’re ready!
Only $129 (Canadian).
Stop putting writing on your to-do list.