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Vancouver Online: The Mountain: Beginning the Novel – and Finishing It!

May 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The Mountain: Beginning the Novel - and Finishing It!

Award-winning historical, crime, YA and fantasy novelist Chris (CC) Humphreys reveals his secrets for successful writing: it’s all about process. Using the metaphor of "the mountain," Chris will share how he approaches a novel: as a series of climbs, each with their unique challenges and excitements. He does not believe in writer’s block – for beyond every so-called obstacle lies the breakthrough you are seeking. Join us online for a night of learning and conversation.

About C.C. Humpreys

headshot of author cc humphreys

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys has played Hamlet in Calgary, a gladiator in Tunisia, waltzed in London’s West End, conned the landlord of the Rovers Return in Coronation Street, commanded a starfleet in Andromeda, voiced Salem the cat in the original Sabrina, and is a dead immortal in Highlander. He has written eleven adult novels including The French Executioner, runner-up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers; Chasing the Wind; The Jack Absolute Trilogy; Vlad – The Last Confession; A Place Called Armageddon and Shakespeare’s Rebel – which he adapted into a play and which premiered at Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, in 2015. Plague won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in Canada in 2015. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He is now writing epic fantasy with the Immortals’ Blood Trilogy, for Gollancz. The first book, Smoke in the Glass was published in 2019 and The Coming of the Dark is, well, coming Summer 2020.

Details for joining online:


This has been a popular meeting! If you'd like to learn more from Chris, you can join us at the Willamette Writers Conference and take his workshop discussing historical fiction. Visit this page for more information.

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May 18, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Portland, OR United States