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Fall 2015 Writer's Boot Camp

Thinking about dusting off that old manuscript? Got a work-in-progress that needs a bit of added “oomph”? Feeling de-motivated and need a high-energy meeting with like-minded writers? 

Look no further because this is the workshop for you! Brought to you by Saskatoon Writer’s Meetup and led by bestselling author Rachel Astor & multi-published author Sean Cummings, you’re going to learn the skills you need to get that project moved over into the “completed works” pile!

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

• How to write a killer opening

• How to outline your project

• How to create memorable characters

• How to kick your butt out of writer’s block!

• How to keep readers engaged

• Overcoming fear!

• Writing books for $$  .. the no BS truth!

• How to self-publish!

• How to find an agent!

• How the publishing industry works!

Access some helpful, entertaining and insightful information that will get your mind thinking about what is achievable, what isn’t and why. With six published works in five years, Sean will share valuable insights from his own journey. And of course, share some of your own writing for a professional critique!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to motivate your mind and unleash that lean, mean, writing machine!

About Sean:

He’s a fantasy author with a penchant for writing quirky, humorous and dark novels featuring characters that are larger than life. His debut was the gritty urban fantasy SHADE FRIGHT published in 2010. He followed up later in the year with the sequel FUNERAL PALLOR. His urban fantasy/superhero thriller UNSEEN WORLD was published in 2011.

2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first urban fantasy for young adults. POLTERGEEKS is a rollicking story about teen witch Julie Richards, her dorky boyfriend and race against time to save her mother’s life. The first sequel, STUDENT BODIES hit bookstores in North America on September 17, 2013. Bot were published by Angry Robot Books

2014 saw the release of THE NORTH – a gripping post-apocalyptic zombie thriller for teens, and on November 9, 2015, Sean’s middle grade debut TO CATCH A CAT THIEF hits bookstores.

He lives in Saskatoon with his wife and two lazy cats not to mention a spotted dog named Stormageddon – Dog Lord of All


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  • Jen S.

    I am really sorry but I'll have to bow out of this

    October 24, 2015

  • Cynthia

    I totally need more help on plot construction and outline....MORE than the semi-circle on the board with 'big middle' at the top. Lol.

    October 23, 2015

    • Sean

      Happy to discuss

      October 23, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it necessary to have a "work in progress" to attend this event? I'm looking forward to getting back into my writing but don't have anything on the go right now.

    October 23, 2015

    • Sean

      Not at all. You don't have to have a project going - this is a workshop for anyone whether they are at the planning stage or 3/4 through a work in progress!

      October 23, 2015

    • Sean

      Not at all. You don't have to have a project going - this is a workshop for anyone whether they are at the planning stage or 3/4 through a work in progress!

      October 23, 2015

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