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Sunday Webinar: Overcoming Our Fears to Write Powerful Stories

  • 24 Mar 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Overcoming our Fears to Write Powerful Stories

Member Price: $15

Non-Member Price is $25

**This event will be recorded. Registrants can access the recording for 30 days.

**We are changing our registration systems, so reminders may look a little different from normal after we migrate to the new platform.

Description: In this 1.5-hour interactive online workshop, award-winning author and writing coach Gail Anderson-Dargatz will discuss how to overcome our fears to write powerful stories.

Our fears can stop us from finishing a book -- or even starting it. We may feel we need to stick to writing only what we know, and write from personal experience, but then worry about what Mom will think. And we so often avoid our protagonist’s conflicts, for the same reasons we avoid our own. The result: passive protagonists and wandering storylines. Author and writing coach Gail Anderson-Dargatz will draw from more than twenty-five years of experience as a writer, teacher and developmental editor to explore the many ways we avoid conflict in our projects and our writing lives and offer solutions that will help kickstart your writing and help you develop your project to the fullest.

Audience: This workshop is geared towards fiction writers, however much of it will apply to those working non-fiction projects as well.

Presenter Bio: Gail Anderson-Dargatz's novels The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees were both short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her thrillers The Almost Wife and The Almost Widow were national bestsellers. Gail also writes hi-lo books for the educational market. She taught for nearly a decade in the CW MFA program at UBC, and now mentors writers online. For more, or to check out her mentoring and editing services, see her website:

Digital Doors Open at 1:55 PM, Event Starts at 2:00 PM

Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council

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