with Gwynn Scheltema
Who Has Seen the Wind, The Kite Runner or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone would all be very different narratives if they had been set elsewhere.The literary landscape defines what is possible and what is impossible.
But place is much more than location. How you design and deliver landscape details in your fiction can affect plot, mood, tension, reader involvement, and character. The landscape can even become a character itself.
In this one-day workshop, explore these concepts and put them into practice in this hands-on workshop.
Learn how to create believable and workable settings.
Learn when, what and how much to describe without slowing the story.
What past participants said…
I’ll admit, I was a skeptic when it came to taking writing workshops. My trouble with writing settings convinced me that I should give this one a shot. Let me tell you, the money I paid for Gwynn Scheltema’s Literary Landscape Workshop was one of the greatest investments I could have made in my writing. Some budding writers may think, “I can get tips like that all over the internet for free”. It’s not quite that simple. Having an accomplished writer guide you through those concepts, and be there to answer any questions you have, raises your level of comprehension exponentially. Workshops like these are definitely worth the investment.
SETH GUMBS – The Fresh Pen Blog
I head into Literary Landscapes: Perspective and Place, with instructor Gwynn Scheltema,the first event for me at the Ontario Writers’ Conference. I’m buzzed and keen. My memoir about Washburn Island needs an injection of “perspective and place,” and Gwynn explains the techniques. By analyzing examples, and free-writing under Gwynn’s direction, it’s not long before I see how story settings are opportunities to advance stories, and to keep readers curious to know what will happen next.
MARY MCINTYRE – Washburn Island: Memoir Blog