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Vancouver: Writing Your Passion with Stephanie Feldstein
November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writing Your Passion
Don’t just write what you know – write what you love. We all have hobbies, curiosities, and passions beyond the page. These things are more than just what we do when we’re not writing. They’re the pieces that create the puzzle of who we are and what motivates us. Instead of seeing them as a distraction from your writing goals, use what moves you to propel your writing to the next level. Stephanie will talk about why it’s important to bring what you love into your story, and how to weave your interests into vivid characters and scenes. She’ll address whether it’s possible to be too passionate, how to avoid falling down research rabbit holes, and opportunities to write what you love in both fiction and nonfiction.
About: Stephanie Feldstein
Stephanie Feldstein is the author of “The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World” (St. Martin’s Griffin), an accessible and empowering book on how to live a more animal-friendly life. She also writes middle grade and young adult fiction. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in creative writing, where she won a Hopwood Award and the Jeffrey L. Weisberg Memorial Prize for poetry. She’s a former editor at Change.org and currently the Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity. Her essays have been published in Yes! Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, Huffington Post, The Hill, and more. When she’s not advocating for animals or the future of our planet, she can usually be found working on her next book in the company of assorted rescued dogs and cats.