Master Class in Novel Writing 2016

< Return to Workshops June 14 – June 17, 2016
Darcy Pattison

Darcy Pattison

Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House. Her books received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Twice her books …

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Workshop Description

You’ve been writing at a professional level for a while, but you still need to learn and challenge yourself. Come and join a deep discussion of practical issues that will take your next novel to a new level.

We’ll take two topics and explore them in depth: plot and point of view. Taking a wide view, we’ll explore various ways of working with plot and bring it to a practical level with tools and techniques that will help you make it personal to your work. Exploring point-of-view will expand the options for the voice of your next novel.

Requirements to attend: You must have attended one of Darcy Pattison’s Novel Revision Retreats, be a published novelist, or submit a manuscript in progress. If you’re actively working on your writing career, we want you! Our aim is to challenge you to step out and take new risks, to work in a new direction. Some advance reading required before the workshop.

Mornings will be spent in lectures, interactive activities, and writing challenges and prompts. Afternoons are reserved for writing and evenings will be group critiques and discussions focused on the day’s challenges. You’ll have ample time to write and try interesting ways of working. Come and explore the possibilities.

Limited to 8 writers.

Our all-inclusive price means we provide:Transportation from the airport, lodging, all meals, unlimited snacks, and wireless Internet access.

Workshop Information

Begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press; ends on Friday, June 17, after lunch.

Event Cost: $1195