Hosted By: Hannah Mary McKinnon
With Co-Host: Nancy Taber, WFWA Workshop Co-Chair

REGISTRATION DATES: NOW through April 5, 2024
WORKSHOP DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 1 PM ET / NOON CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT - This workshop will last for approximately 2 hours.


Are you ready to embark on the thrilling journey of writing a novel, but find the idea a tad overwhelming? Have you already penned a few novels but are itching to discover a more streamlined approach? If you're unsure where to begin, fear not! Join us for a captivating workshop titled "HOW TO EAT AN ELEPHANT…AND OTHER PLOTTING ADVICE," hosted by the internationally bestselling thriller and rom-com author, Hannah Mary McKinnon.

In this engaging 2-hour presentation, Hannah will unravel her secret to successful plotting, breaking it down into easily digestible steps. Whether you're a novice or an experienced writer, her insights are sure to ignite your creativity and bring clarity to your writing process.

But that's not all! The workshop includes an interactive Q&A session where you can pick Hannah's brain on all things plotting, writing, and the intricacies of the publishing industry.

To complement your learning experience, Hannah Mary McKinnon has you covered with a detailed PowerPoint presentation. And don't worry about taking notes furiously during the workshop – we'll send you a handy handout summarizing all the key points covered in the presentation afterward. A recording of this workshop will be available to you by April 8, 2024, which you may access until May 7, 2024, when this workshop will be archived.

Join us for an enriching and inspiring session that will leave you equipped with the tools and knowledge to conquer the world of novel writing. Let's embark on this literary adventure together!


Step into the fascinating world of internationally bestselling author, Hannah Mary McKinnon, a true literary globetrotter whose journey from the UK to Switzerland and finally to Canada in 2010 has shaped her unique storytelling perspective.

While Hannah's literary debut, "TIME AFTER TIME," whisked readers away into the world of romantic comedy, she soon embraced the allure of the dark side, captivating audiences with seven suspenseful novels that include thrilling titles like "NEVER COMING HOME," "THE REVENGE LIST," and "ONLY ONE SURVIVES." The magic of her storytelling doesn't stop there – her work has even caught the eye of Hollywood, with her novels being optioned for the silver screen.

But wait, there's more to this versatile wordsmith! Rumor has it that Hannah still harbors a softer side, as evidenced by her delightful holiday romantic comedies under the pseudonym Holly Cassidy. Dive into heartwarming tales, starting with "THE CHRISTMAS WAGER," that will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Hannah resides in the picturesque Oakville, Ontario, Canada, where she shares her life with her husband and three amazing sons. Connect with her on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, where she goes by @hannahmarymckinnon. For a deeper dive into her world of words, be sure to visit her website at

Get ready to be enchanted by the author who effortlessly bridges the gap between thrilling suspense and heartwarming romance. Join us on this literary adventure with Hannah Mary McKinnon!

  • Once you have registered and paid for this workshop, all sales are final.
  • Refunds will only be processed if this workshop needs to be canceled due to a lack of registrations to meet the minimum number of ten (10) or if unforeseen events occur.
  • If you have questions concerning this workshop, please email: [email protected]