One-Day Novel Planning Workshop

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Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive


Ottawa, ON K1S5B7

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One-Day Novel Planning Workshop

Are you interested in writing a novel but don’t know where to begin? This one-day practical workshop is just what you need! We cover all the really important things you need to get started - no fluff here. You’ll soon be turning your creative desire and story ideas into fully-plotted novel plans - complete with compelling characters, twists and turns, tension, conflict and more - with my proven templates and exercises. Even if you've never written more than a memo, I will show you how to plan your novel the right way. No experience is necessary, so you can start without a thing and quickly gain all the confidence you need to write like the pros. Absolutely no filler! Everything we cover can immediately be put into practice.

Here are just a few topics this practical workshop covers:

  • generating story ideas

  • finding time to write

  • creating compelling characters

  • understanding viewpoint writing

  • the three modes of writing (like the pros use)

  • building tension

  • novel plotting templates for 50k, 75k, and 100k novels

  • writing exercises

  • Lifetime access to my private Facebook writers group

  • PLUS discount coupons for other Ottawa Writing Workshops

I use a combination of brief lectures that focus on the main points, practical exercises and novel templates that are guaranteed to create engaging, page-turning stories, lots of in-class discussion, and plenty of opportunities to immediately put into practice what you learn.

My Personal 100% Money Back Guarantee

I know I can help you - regardless of your experience - become a better writer. If you're not completely satisfied with the workshop, I will return 100% of your registration fee. No questions asked. It's as simple as that.

Attendance is limited, so register right now.

See you there!


Refund and Intellectual Property Policy - Please Read

When you sign up for this workshop, you agree to and understand the following:

  • any stories, story ideas, character ideas, or anything related to the development of fiction in the workshop remain the intellectual property of the individual participant

  • full refunds will only be issued up to 7 days before the workshop takes place. After that, no refund will be issued for any reason, including but not limited to personal issues, schedule conflicts, or illness. This is necessary to ensure that the costs I have to commit to personally with respect to room rentals, equipment rentals, materials and other expenses are covered.

What Others Are Saying About My Workshops

“Thank you! Wonderful, useful and welcoming!”

“Great session!”

“I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot. I would have liked an even longer session as I really enjoyed everything we learned today. Thanks!”

“The writing exercises were fun and motivating.”

“Best practical ‘How To’ guidelines to writing and revising”


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. Anyone, regardless of age, is invited to write!

I'm interested in writing mysteries. Can I participate?

Yes! This workshop is for novel planning in any genre.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the workshop?

The #7 and the #4 and O-train all serve Carleton University. There is also parking available but unfortunately, you have to pay for that.

What can I bring into the workshop?

Bring your laptop, tablet or writing pad. Bring your enthusiasm! That's all you need to get started.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send me an email at davidallanhamilton00 @ gmail.com

Is lunch provided?

No, so you'll need to bring your own lunch / snacks, or track something down on campus.

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1125 Colonel By Drive


Ottawa, ON K1S5B7

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