Let’s start with the premise that we are all weirdos and go from there. Weird is good. Weird creates unique characters, heart-stopping plots, and laugh-out-loud dialogue. In this two-session workshop, we will remind ourselves of why we love fiction. What makes a good character? What common flaws should we avoid with an eye to publication? Participants will be encouraged to discuss work they have in progress, inviting safe and constructive feedback from the group.

This workshop is best suited to writers with some experience.

This workshop will take place over two Thursdays (April 4 and April 11) from 6 to 9 pm at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax). 


Elaine McCluskey is the author of two novels and three short-story collections, all set in Atlantic Canada. She was a Journey Prize finalist and winner of the Other Voices short story contest. Her stories have been published in over 20 Canadian journals, as well as internationally. She lives in Dartmouth and is working on a novel. 

$95 for WFNS members

$159 for non-members (includes one-year membership)

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:00pm