The Modern Writer's Tech Toolbox (2.0): Masterclass with Omar Mouallem

In this updated and extended version of Omar's most popular workshop, you'll get up to date on the latest gadgets and technological time-savers to keep you organized and on deadline

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June 18, 2023
Sunday, 12pm–3pm ET (9am–12pm Pacific)

Department: All Writing

Instructor: Omar Mouallem

Format: 3-hr. masterclass + replay

Omar Mouallem, a prolific author and freelance journalist, cracks open his toolbox to demo the latest gadgets, software and phone apps designed available to make 21st Century writing more efficient. In this updated and extended version of his popular 2020 workshop, he’ll introduce you to prose-polishing A.I., intricate story timeline/plotting software, word processors designed for managing huge projects, and distraction-killing apps to keep your ass in your seat. He’s also give advice on optimizing basic tools like spreadsheets and maps to organize bounties of research and demo some of the scary ways that Chat GPT might help you.

The course includes the option to bundle it with Omar Mouallem’s Making Truth Better Than Fiction masterclass on Sunday, July 16th. Attend both classes for a total of $100 CAD. (OFFER VALID UNTIL JUNE 18)


Live 3-hr lesson (with break) with Q&A; password to re-watch the webinar anytime you want; a tip-sheet and price guide to all the best literary tech


After checkout, you’ll receive a receipt with a link to download your tickets, which will include Zoom passcodes and additional webinar information. You will also receive an emailed reminder a few days before the event.


This webinar is designed for live participation but a recording of the webinar will be provided to all registrants to stream if they’re unable to attend in full or wish to view it again. Closed captioning is also available for both live and recorded video, however, it’s auto-generated and subject to error.


In addition to founding Pandemic University School of Writing, Omar Mouallem is an author, journalist and filmmaker. He’s contributed stories to The Guardian, WIRED, and and received three National Magazine Awards and other honours. Several of his articles have been adapted into books and movies, including Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas, which was named one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2021. He also wrote, directed and produced The Lebanese Burger Mafia, a documentary hailed by enRoute magazine as one of the best Canadian food documentaries.

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