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How to Create and Plan a Series, with Charles (Chuck) Bowie

In this workshop, multi-series author Chuck Bowie will identify the elements of a series versus those of a novel, citing two different series to illustrate areas of commonality as well as differences.

Two of these areas, continuity and growth of the protagonist and the continuity and development of the central themes will be explored. Participants will come to understand why the development of both narrative AND character arcs is critical. (If there is time, participants will discuss the notion of uncompleted or deferred plot points.) Chuck will work through a set of exercises to support the writer as they explore the transition from book one onward.

Charles (Chuck) Bowie

Born in Miramichi, Chuck Bowie graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Canada with a Bachelor Degree in Science. His writing is influenced by the study of human nature and how people behave. Chuck loves food, wine, music and travel and all play a role in his work.

In 2021 he launched his latest thriller set in Ireland and England, entitled Her Irish Boyfriend, fifth in the international suspense-thriller series: Donovan: Thief For Hire. He has just completed and published the third novel in a cozy mystery series, set in a fictional town in New Brunswick. It is entitled Death Between the Decks, and the setting is loosely based on the Miramichi area. He has also contributed to two anthologies of short stories: Autumn Paths and Winter Paths.

Chuck recently completed tenure on National Council of The Writers’ Union of Canada

• Acted as Writer in Residence at Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts, 2019

• Acknowledged as an author of note in the Miramichi Literary Trail installation, 2021



Chuck will also be reading from his newest series on Saturday afternoon.

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