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Thursday, February 24 • 9:50am - 10:35am
Pure Creative Writing: A Simplified Approach

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As writers and writing teachers, we tend to overthink and overcomplicate. Doing so stalls the process and bogs us into the dreaded swamps of "I don't know what to write about". In this session, we'll discuss a demystified, untangled approach to simpler, stronger stories. I utilize this concept every day in my own writing, and I love watching the proverbial light click on when young writers realize just how easy the craft is, when we shed the complexities and just write.


Riley Quinn

Author, West Bay Publishing
Riley Quinn is a Canadian author and musician. His Lost Boys Trilogy has seen nationwide success, and became an Amazon #1 Bestseller in 2020. Riley grew up in Western Canada, dividing his time between the Prairies, the Rocky Mountains, and the shores of the North West Coast. When... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST