About The Writer's Toolkit Discussions Series

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

January 21, 2020 - Update: The series is now full. I'm so happy to see the interest and can't wait for it to start!

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?