Self-Editing Workshop

Presented by award-winning author Jamie Bastedo
Saturday, February 18th, 1 – 4:30 pm
Room 308, Aurora College, Yellowknife
Fee: $40 (10% discount for NorthWords members)
Registration: Yellowknife Book Cellar

To write is human, to edit is divine. - Stephen King

The Workshop

 Are you sitting on a novel, short story, poem, drama, screenplay, memoir, biography, or article that you just can’t seem to ‘get right’? Are you seeking a higher level of freedom, confidence and creativity in your writing? Are you looking for a leg up to the publisher’s door? Then this course is for you. Through a series of engaging presentations and hands-on exercises you’ll learn how to:

  • Strengthen your story
  • Breathe life into your characters
  • Add punch and realism to dialogue
  • Know when to use a variety of editing tools
  • Find the fire behind the smoke of your initial drafts
  • Give your writing a professional edge.

To get the most out of this workshop, Jamie strongly recommends purchasing Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King which will be available at the Yellowknife Book Cellar.

The Presenter 

Jamie Bastedo is a northern naturalist, educator, broadcaster, and internationally acclaimed author. He has written 12 books celebrating northern nature and cultures, including two climate change thrillers, On Thin Ice, and its sequel, Sila’s Revenge. His latest book is the Trans Canada Trail Guide to the Northwest Territories. Jamie’s passion for popularizing natural science brought him national honour in 2002 when he won Canada’s Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion and Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Medal. His next novel, Flight of the Nighthawk, will be released in Fall 2012.

An engaging storyteller who combines the knowledge of a naturalist with the eye of an artist and the curiosity of a child. – Arctic