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Do you have a story to tell but writing a full-length book seems too daunting? What about a short story? It all starts with an idea that grows from a beginning, to a middle, to an ending. Get to the point and stay there. Maybe it’s your way to tell a story. Join author Douglas Gardham as he breaks down the mechanics of short stories, how they differ from novels, and much more!

About the presenter: Douglas Gardham is the author of The Drive In (a collection of short stories), the bestselling STARBook award novel The Actor and the soon to be published sequel, The Musician. Writing found him as a teenager but never let him go. He spent most of his career in engineering and manufacturing but wrote almost everyday. When The Actor was published in 2013 he started to write full-time. The Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) featured him in a front page article in their Globe Arts section.