This workshop is open to all of you beautiful wordsmiths who are writing (or have finished) a book and want to publish!
In this workshop you'll learn how to marry your book’s story, plot, character arcs, voice and point of view to help it sell, so you can finally become a literary titan.
How will this workshop make me smarter?
Sam will give practical writing exercises, point out common mistakes writers make, and regale you with his vast storehouse of insider publishing knowledge, with incredible stories to boot.
This live and interactive event includes:
- Detailed tips and tools that will help you improve your writing and get published
- A chance to ask questions of Sam Hiyate, either live on camera, or by email after the event. All questions will be answered!
- A video recording of the workshop emailed to you after the event
In his 27-year publishing career he has launched the careers of numerous New York Times & Globe and Mail bestselling authors.
Sam has published bestselling authors including:
He teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto, and publishing at Ryerson University.
How does it work?
We use Zoom Webinars for our online workshops. This means that you register for the event, join at the scheduled time via your computer, and see and hear Sam speak live.
You'll be able to ask questions through text, or live via your microphone & webcam. Don't want to share your webcam? No problem, we won't make you!
You can also email us up to 3 questions after the event.
Am I ready for this workshop?
We believe in you! This workshop is open to anyone who has started or finished their manuscript or book proposal and wants to improve their chances of selling their book to a publisher under the guidance of an experienced former publisher/editor and current literary agent wizard.
If you have at least an outline of your book (written or in your head) and a few chapters down on paper, then you will benefit from this workshop.
Join us at our next event so you can learn from an expert how to get your book published!
What writers are saying about Sam
"I can’t remember a more enjoyable and informative presentation. Sam's stories from the world of publishing vividly illustrated his points. His ability to focus on each person’s work and rearrange elements showed directorial genius… I am very glad I attended and look forward to querying Sam when I am further along in [my writing]”
– Tim Christian, Victoria
"I had a wonderful time with Sam yesterday. Could you please extend my appreciation to him for his time and all his invaluable advice? I cannot thank you and Sam enough for organizing this unique opportunity for new novelists such as myself. I hope to have another meeting with him in the future."
– Yale Wang, Toronto
“What I love about working with Sam is that it gives me a greater understanding of the industry. You can try to study creative writing in a class, but it's hard to learn what will set you apart until you work with someone who sells books for a living! If your goal is to eventually publish, I think Sam's advice and support is invaluable. He has added tremendous value to my near-finished manuscript.”
– Amy Dixon, Toronto