Since the course ended, I’ve entered writing competitions, sent short stories out to literary magazines, finished a novel and begun work on a second. I set up an editing company and apply every aspect of what I learned in helping other people with their manuscripts. I’ve also gone on to teach some Continuing Education classes in Creative Writing at Selkirk, a job I never could have applied for had I not taken the class. The course plugs you into the writing community of the Kootenays: I’ve made friends who are like-minded and we continue to motivate each other to keep writing.
I remember the Monday night classes as a beacon in the week; I never missed one. Almeda’s narrative structure diagrams on the board were a definite highlight."
**An update on Roz Nay's story:
Nay's debut novel, Our Little Secret is available everywhere and receiving critical acclaim. Nay won the 2017 Douglas Kennedy Prize for Best Foreign Thriller.