IN PERSON Plunging Into Your World
Instructor: Susan Forest
MEMBER PRICE: $33.75 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $45.00
Story openings must accomplish multiple things at the same time. Ensuring your reader is fully grounded in your character and setting while at the same time moving action forward without slowing the pace is a huge challenge. Bring the opening page or two of your story to share and brainstorm specific techniques for drawing your reader in.
This class take place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Susan Forest is the author of dual Aurora Award-winners Bursts of Fire (2019) and Flights of Marigold (2020) as well as over 25 internationally-published short stories (Analog, Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies). She edits an award-winning anthology series for Laksa Media Groups, was Editor Guest of Honour at Keycon in 2022, and has been invited to co-edit Life Beyond Us, coming out from the European Astrobiology Institute in 2022. Gathering of Ghosts, the third novel of her Addicted to Heaven series (forthcoming, 2023) confronts issues of addictions in an epic fantasy world of intrigue and betrayal.