Writing Course

This course is open and FREE to the residents of Bowen Island.

Do you love writing? Do you want to expand and develop your writing skills? Are you interested in getting constructive feedback about your writing?

Join me for this fun, interactive and free, three-part writing course presented online through Zoom.

Here’s what you’ll accomplish in each session:

  • Complete short writing exercises in real time online
  • Share your writing with the other participants (but only if you want to—no pressure!)
  • Participate in an interactive presentation on a range of writing topics including (but not limited to!):
    • Research
    • Theme
    • Character Development
    • Plotting
    • Editing
    • Publishing Options
  • Receive worksheets and other materials to help you develop your writing skills
  • Optional: Connect with me and receive individual feedback about a specific writing project in a one-on-one session

Course Dates

Afternoon Sessions

  • Tuesday, July 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, July 14 from 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, July 21 from 2 pm to 4 pm

Evening Sessions

  • Thursday, July 9 from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday, July 16 from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday, July 23 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Deadline for enrollment: July 2, 2020

Please email me at carolcram@gmail.com to sign up. Enrollment is limited, so don't wait!

Funding for this free course is provided through a Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant from


Workshop Testimonials

From Pandora Ballard, Past President, Programs, and Publicity, Tri-City Wordsmiths, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Carol Cram gave a wonderful program to our group on everything a writer wants to know about creating historical fiction. She covered all the elements in a professional PowerPoint presentation, including six guidelines for writing historical fiction ... Her presentation was applicable to writers in any genre, and I highly recommend attending one of her sessions, should it come to your local library or writers’ group.

From Lynne Moran, Facilitator, North Shore ElderCollege Society

Carol Cram has kindly presented to our North Shore ElderCollege on several occasions to rave reviews. Her presentations include readings, discussions and fascinating historical references of the times in which she sets her novels. You can tell Carol was a highly skilled University instructor as her presentations are clear, concise, full of humour and so engaging. I for one look forward to her next novel and hope she will present to our group again. 

Sheila McClelland, Authors in Our Community Program, West Vancouver Memorial Library

It was my pleasure to have worked with Carol when she presented her novel Towers of Tuscany in October 2014. Carol is delightful to work with and gave me any information I needed on a timely basis. I attended the presentation she gave and was very impressed with the information she presented for her talk.  She presented her book very well and gave lots of information for new or aspiring authors. I heartily support doing any promotion with Carol. 

From Cathy Scrimshaw, Past President/Past Library Liaison: North Shore Writers Association

Carol Cram participated in the North Shore Writer’s Festival 2015 as a presenter for the North Shore Writer’s Association’s sponsored event. Carol prepared and presented a 90-minute workshop, complete with a printed handout and a PowerPoint presentation on The Hero’s Journey, to an audience of approximately 80 participants. Carol’s workshop was professional and polished, and the reviews from participants were excellent. She also participated in a Local Authors Evening at the North Vancouver City Library, in which she and other local authors read from their works. Again, her reading was very well received by those attending. I consider her to be a polished, professional presenter who approaches her work with enthusiasm and expertise. She would be an excellent addition to any program.