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About The Writer's Toolkit Discussions Series

Posted: January 17, 2020
Event Dates: February 5, 2020 to April 15, 2020

Fredericton Public Library These are exciting times! Starting in February, I'll be hosting a series of discussions at the Fredericton Public Library about what it takes to become a writer and the tools available to help anyone get there. Although I'll be sharing my own experiences, the format will encourage participants to contribute as much as listen.

I have to admit that I'm a little bit nervous. I've done a few panels over the past few years, but nothing this formal. That said, I'm way more excited than anxious. I think this will be a lot of fun, and I can't wait for it to start!

To participate, you need to register through the Fredericton Public Library (email: or by telephone: 506-460-2812). I believe there are 10 seats available. You can also visit the Facebook Event Page.

The series of discussions will take place over 6 sessions, organized as follows:

  1. Session 1 - February 5th: The Writer's Mind - What is a writer? Why be a writer? What does it mean it to be a writer? Qualities and traits needed to be a writer.
  2. Session 2 - February 19th: The Tools of Writing - What tools and resources are available to a writer, including software, processes, platforms, communities, etc.
  3. Session 3 - March 4th: The Writer's Environment - How to create and maintain an environment conducive to healthy writing.
  4. Session 4 - March 18th: The Process of Writing - The different steps in the writing process, including generating ideas, writing, revising, editing, publishing and evaluating.
  5. Session 5 - April 1st: The Writer's Platform - What is a platform? Why have a platform? What to include in your platform? How to build and maintain a writer's platform.
  6. Session 6 - April 15th: The Craft of Writing - A brief look at the rules of writing and why they are important. Explore questions like is a degree required? What are the benefits and challenges of not knowing the craft and rules?

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