Humber Masterclass: Sweating the Small Stuff with Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones

Humber Masterclass: Sweating the Small Stuff with Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones

4:00pm

Monday, October 25, 2021

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When you’re in the early stages of a novel, there’s a lot of stuff they tell you not to sweat. Author Tim Wynne-Jones wants to talk about when it’s finally time – to sweat, that is. The time when you go from revising to refining. He will lead an exploration of momentum, cadence, psychic distance, sightlines and available light. The importance, sometimes, of knowing the tides and phases of the moon. Together, we’ll look at what the author calls folding up the scaffolding – taking out those remnants of earlier drafts. We’ll look to root out excess in its many subtle forms: too much getting there, the problem with filtering, the problem with “just” and “but” and “perhaps.”

The Humber School for Writers returns to the Festival with a series of daily professional writing masterclasses led by its renowned faculty members and special guests. Each 90-minute class will be presented virtually and will focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome.

Cost: $56 per workshop.

This event is only available to view live.


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Virtual

This event is no longer available for viewing.

When you’re in the early stages of a novel, there’s a lot of stuff they tell you not to sweat. Author Tim Wynne-Jones wants to talk about when it’s finally time – to sweat, that is. The time when you go from revising to refining. He will lead an exploration of momentum, cadence, psychic distance, sightlines and available light. The importance, sometimes, of knowing the tides and phases of the moon. Together, we’ll look at what the author calls folding up the scaffolding – taking out those remnants of earlier drafts. We’ll look to root out excess in its many subtle forms: too much getting there, the problem with filtering, the problem with “just” and “but” and “perhaps.”

The Humber School for Writers returns to the Festival with a series of daily professional writing masterclasses led by its renowned faculty members and special guests. Each 90-minute class will be presented virtually and will focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome.

Cost: $56 per workshop.

This event is only available to view live.


Humber School for Writers Logo

Presentation
Virtual

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Tim Wynne-Jones has written 38 books including novels for adults, young adults and children, picture books, and short story collections. He has won the Governor General’s Award, twice, among many other Canadian and international honours. His work has been published in 10 languages in 13 countries. In 2012, Tim was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Tim also taught creative writing for 16 years in the Master’s Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His most recent book, War at the Snow White Motel, and other stories, was published by Groundwood Books in the Covid Spring of 2020.

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4:00pm

Monday, October 25, 2021

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