Natasha’s Sessions for November

November 1 ~ NaNoWriMo Launch – Stanley Milner Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

Join me and Omar Mouellum for a fun night of writing games, prizes, and tips and tricks to help you celebrate National Novel Writing Month — writing a book in a month!

November 5 ~ NaNoWriMo  Writing –  Strathcona County Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

Join Natasha Deen for a fun night of writing games, prizes, and tips and tricks to help you celebrate National Novel Writing Month — writing a book in a month!

November 6 ~ NaNoWriMo  Writing –  Fort Saskatchewan Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

Join Natasha Deen for a fun night of writing games, prizes, and tips and tricks to help you celebrate National Novel Writing Month — writing a book in a month!

November 12 ~ NaNoWriMo  Writing –  St. Albert Public Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

Join Natasha Deen for a fun night of writing games, prizes, and tips and tricks to help you celebrate National Novel Writing Month — writing a book in a month!

November 13 ~ DIY Publishing – Fort Saskatchewan Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

Agencies are now publishing authors as well as representing them, publishing houses are closing their doors.  In the current volatile climate of the writing industry, is it better to publish independently or should you go the traditional route? Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen for a discussion of traditional and non-traditional publishing options, and find the one that suits you best.

November 14 ~ Leduc Writing Workshop, 7:00-8:30 PM

Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen for a fun, relaxed night of how to survive and thrive in the writing industry.

November 16 – 17~ Pure Speculation Conference – Ramada Inn

Currently in our eighth year, PURE SPECULATION is a friendly little SF&F festival in Edmonton, AB, Canada held every fall. We give the geeks of Edmonton a chance to celebrate their passion with a weekend packed with authors, panels, merchants, costumes, games, and demonstrations.

November 19 ~ Tell Me a Story – Fort Saskatchewan Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

So, you want to write a novel, and you know…well, you know there’s a beginning, a middle, and an end, but that’s about it. Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen as she breaks down the story format, genre writing, and what (if any) formula exists for writing the next great book.

November 26 ~ Character Development – Fort Saskatchewan Library 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Readers will forgive many things, from mediocre description to patchwork plots, but they don’t forgive forgettable, boring characters. Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn not only how to create realistic, interesting characters but find out how knowing character construction can help you find your own happy ending.

November 27 ~ Then the Craziest Thing Happened! – Fort Saskatchewan Library, 7:00-8:30 PM

Plot, it’s the engine that drives your story, it’s the stuff that leaves your reader on the edge of their seat (or forgetting about their train stop!), but how do you create that compelling outline? Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn simple techniques for plotting your story and painless ways to get from the beginning to end.

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