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Monday, November 15, 2021 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Via Zoom Join us to get to know other writers, ask questions, work through a stuck spot, or bounce around ideas.
Sweating the Small Stuff, with Tim Wynne-Jones
Saturday, November 20 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Via Zoom
When you’re in the early stages of a novel, there’s a lot of stuff they tell you not to sweat. I want to talk about when it’s finally time – to sweat, that is; the time when you go from revising to refining. We’ll look at momentum, cadence, psychic distance, sightlines and available light. The importance, sometimes, of knowing the tides and phases of the moon. We’ll look at what I call folding up the scaffolding – taking out those remnants of earlier drafts. We’ll look to root out excess in its many subtle forms: too much getting there, the problem with filtering, the problem with “just” and “but” and “perhaps.”
BIO: Tim Wynne-Jones is the author of thirty-seven books for people of all ages from picture books to young adult and adult novels. He has written many radio dramas, songs for the CBC/Jim Henson production Fraggle Rock, as well as a children’s musical Mischief City and an opera libretto, A Midwinter Night’s Dream. Tim’s first book, Odd’s End won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. He has won the Governor General’s Award twice and been short-listed six times, the Canadian Library Association Book Award three times, the Boston-Globe-Horn Book Award twice, the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award twice and The Edgar Award of the Mystery Writers of America, once. He’s been short-listed for the Guardian Book Award, twice. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. For his contribution as a children’s writer and educator he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Tim currently lives in Perth, Ontario, with his wife, Amanda Lewis, writer and director of the Ottawa Children’s Theatre.