Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Workshop

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Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive


Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6


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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Workshop is a fun, practical, 4-week workshop to help you understand the mechanics, discipline, and creativity of writing speculative fiction. Even if you've never written a thing in your life, I'll show you how to do it. I'm so confident my workshop will help you draft an awesome SFF story that I'm offering a 100% personal money back guarantee.

We meet for 4 sessions in May, starting Tuesday May 2.

At the end of the workshop, I'll collect your completed stories and publish them in an anthology available on Amazon.

Here are some of the things we'll cover:

How to shape a story idea
Create your lead character and supporting cast
Plotting the way the pros do
Surprising the reader
Mastering action, summary and dialogue
Mastering feelings, thought and background
Completing a draft
Editing and the final touches

PLUS you have full access to my private Facebook writers group and story templates.

What We'll Do

In-class time is a mix of teaching the above writing strategies and showing real-life examples of how they work. We will also spend time writing and discussing our writing in class so you’ll have a chance to learn as much as we can from each other.

My Role

My role is to coach you through the story-writing process, give you constructive feedback, show you the proven techniques that experienced writers use, and challenge your assumptions. I will help you develop your story idea, characters and plotting so you have a clear roadmap to follow.

Money Back Guarantee

I'm so confident my program will help you draft a great story that I'm offering a 100% personal money back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied by the end of the workshop, I'll give you your money back no questions asked.

Class size is limited so sign up today!


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”

Refund and Intellectual Property Policy

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.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to register for the workshop?

No. Everyone is welcome and all levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. This program is about getting your first novel written.

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

Carleton University is well-serviced by OC Transpo buses 4, 7 and the O train. There is parking available on campus but you have to pay for it.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring any story ideas you may already have, laptop, writing tablet, worksheets and enthusiasm!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

contact David at davidallanhamilton00 @ gmail.com

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