Eileen Cook

Writer

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her latest release, YEAR OF MISTAKEN DISCOVERIES came out in February 2014.

You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as funny atwww.eileencook.com. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and dog and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 10:30am

Relationships are at the heart of human existence, from the wildest romantic entanglements to the most casual interactions with the regular cashier at your local grocery store. No matter what sort of fiction you’re writing, chances are relationships of one sort or another are a factor, one its essential to get right. Our panel makes its living writing well about human connections and is here to share their insight into making your fictional relationships ring true.

Sunday 11:00am

Our panel tackles the taboos, rules, brick walls, joys and frustrations they've come up against writing and agenting YA and NA fiction. Bring your questions and find out what's new, what's too old, what sells and what falls flat in fiction for teens.

Thursday 9:30am

Congratulations!  You've got a completed draft of your manuscript.  This master class will help you with the next stage- editing. How do you know which darlings must be killed, versus which should be saved?  We will discuss different approaches to the editing process and provide practical tips for tackling issues including: story structure, pacing, character development, dialogue, and creating an emotionally satisfying story.  The differences between writing "short" versus writing "long" will be reviewed along with strategies to address both. Bring your manuscript and come ready to work.