Writing Technique and Creativity with Kim Echlin

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop an idea, work on new or existing material, or revise a manuscript? At the “Writing Technique and Creativity” Write Now Retreat, instructor Kim Echlin will offer instruction on character development, writing dialogue and description, and plot-mapping with a focus on the quest, and will also read the work of writers who bring manuscripts and consult with them individually.

For those who are writing for the first time, Kim will engage in valuable discussion and evaluation of their creative process, and provide writing prompts and guided writing sessions to help them get started. For experienced writers, Kim will take a more advanced and in-depth approach, guiding them through any roadblocks they may be facing in their writing at the time of the session. This retreat will feature valuable one-on-one time with Kim and each participant, and will be shaped around the particular needs of each writer. Each participant will also be offered a complimentary copy of a handbook for writers developed by Kim herself, which includes writing techniques and an introduction to rhetoric for the fiction writer.

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This retreat is appropriate for novel writers who would like to finesse their writing techniques and boost their creativity.

About Write Now Retreats

Each year, we assemble a team of award-winning authors to lead intensive writing retreats with daily instruction, one-on-one consultations, creative exercises to encourage and inspire writing, and an exclusive pass to the Stratford Writers Festival. Surrounded by Stratford’s artistic vibe, this creative and nurturing environment helps take your writing to the next level, whatever stage you’re at. For more information, visit the Write Now Retreat page and read through the detailed FAQ section.

About Kim Echlin

Giller Prize nominee Kim Echlin is a talented talented novelist, translator, editor, and instructor who helps students deepen their writing. A creative writing instructor at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and former Writer-in-Residence at the McMaster/Hamilton public library, Kim brings her keen sense of narrative to each and every story she tells.​ Her 2009 novel, The Disappeared, was a nominee for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been translated into nineteen languages.

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