Where I’m Teaching

Oct 09, 2011

Mystery and Suspense , U of T School of Continuing Studies (SCS 1714-016). Thursdays, 6:30- 9:00 p.m.

This eight-week course runs from October 9 to November 27, 2014. It is designed to help writers launch a manuscript or take an existing one closer to the level demanded by agents and publishers. Each week features informative, instructive and entertaining discussions about character, plot, setting, dialogue, the writing process and much more.

Submissions are critiqued by me and other students in a fair, constructive way.

I’ve taught this course a number of times and have had outstanding evaluations every time. If you have a novel in you—and who among us doesn’t?—give it a try.

Mystery and Suspense Online (SCS 2698-006)

This online course covers all the same topics of the mystery and suspense workshop, but offers you the opportunity to do it from the comfort of your home or office – pajamas optional. Each week, a module is posted for reading and discussion in an online forum. Submissions are critiqued in the same constructive fashion as in class. If you live outside Toronto, or can’t make the Thursday class because of scheduling conflicts, give this one a try.

Online Mentorships SCS 1686

Over the past few years, I have done one-on-one mentorships with a number of students who had well-developed manuscripts but needed help with character, plot, story or other elements. Over a period of two or three months, I would provide substantive editing notes, then look at revisions to keep the process on the right track.

If you have a work-in-progress and you think this would be helpful;, click here for more details.