I just finished taking Barbara Kyle’s Boot Camp for Fiction Writers in Haliburton. Barbara Kyle is an excellent teacher and she offers her students tons of straight-up information and straight talk on writing and the business. Much of the content was familiar to me – after many years of taking writing courses and workshops that is no surprise – and I was bored at some points but that wasn’t Kyle’s fault. I wholeheartedly recommend her course to writing newbies. For experienced writers, Kyle will review the basics in a thorough, comprehensive manner so that if you think you may have missed anything along the way, she will make sure you are up to speed.
I was particularly interested in Kyle’s talk on storylining, an approach I have never really used before. Read more