Monday, November 17, 2008

Romance in the Air?

Just in from a walk with my boys (2 canine, 1 humanoid) through a rare sunny November afternoon. I love coming upon surprises like this small rock sculpture, tucked in among the sea of leaves. There may still be yellows and reds in parts of this country, but on this side, we're back to a monochrome palette of evergreens.

I blogged about this event yesterday on the SiWC site, but for those who didn't see it, my friend and colleague Nancy Warren is offering a splendid fundraiser in the guise of a romance-writing workshop.

Here's the full scoop:

Learn to Write Romance and Support Breast Cancer Research

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 29, 2008. Award winning author Nancy Warren is giving a workshop on how to write romance. The course will run from 9:30 to 1:30 at the Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch, 350 West Georgia in the Peter Kaye room.

Suitable for all levels, from beginner to multi published, the workshop will cover the essentials of a love story, character development, plotting from the inside out, the heroine's journey, and marketing your work in today's
publishing climate. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your burning questions. But wait, there's more! The first five people who register will have the opportunity to have the first page of their romance work in
progress critiqued by Nancy. This will be done during the workshop, but anonymously.

Proceeds from this course will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Cost for the four hour workshop, including door prizes and other goodies, is $40.

Register online at

Or by calling 604 985-1480

For more information email Nancy at

Sounds pretty cool, eh? I'm going to try to make it myself. Hope to see you there!



Trudy said...

That sounds like a great way to start the weekend! I'm going to try and attend that too. Great cause.

kc dyer said...

Oh, I'd love to see you, Trudy! I hope you can make it.


Trudy said...

I'm going for sure! I'm really looking forward to hearing Nancy speak. So, you think you'll be there too?? It'll be great to see you :)

kc dyer said...

Hi Trudy,

Yeah, I'm going to go. I've almost got Kathy C.into it, too -- if she's free she's going to try to make it. It's going to be a party!


Trudy said...

Sounds like it! I love the venue - any excuse to head into VPL suits me :)