A Novel Beginning

This Spring at Trent University in Oshawa – Starting May 1


Get a significant start on that novel to carry you through your summer writing!

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. Doctorow


You probably won’t get your entire novel written during this nine week period, but you will develop your characters, their problems, their dilemmas, their transformative arcs, their worlds, and the plot points that will give you a strong framework to finish that fictional book you’ve been promising yourself you’ll write one day.


Scope: Monday nights, 7 sessions over 9 weeks

Dates: May 1 to June 26 (Please note – there is a two week hiatus over May 22 (Victoria Day) and May 29.  You will still have assigned work and optional homework, but we will not be meeting.

Time: 7:00 pm – 9 pm – and optional homework

Location:  Trent University in Oshawa, 55 Thornton Road South, Room 110


Instructor:  Susan Lynn Reynolds, BSc. Psych.

is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist.  She teaches writing through workshops in the community, at Durham College, and in social service settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction.

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In the summer of 2013 I was invited to do a TEDtalk on “Shining the light on our Changing Communities”. I talked about the therapeutic writing program I do with incarcerated women. You can view the talk here.

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