Begin Your Novel, Revise It, or Get it Ready for Submission in 2018

Beginning Your Novel
Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel & Your Career
June 21-24, 2018

Faculty: K.L. Going, Clara Gillow Clark
Special Guest: Elayne Becker
Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing experience.

Retell, Revisit, Reimagine: Writing Fresh Fairy Tales and Folklore for Older Readers
May 18-20, 2018

Faculty: Anna-Marie McLemore, Julie Dao
Explore the ways you can incorporate or reimagine fairy tales and folklore into your middle grade or young adult novel.

Beginning STEPS to Writing Historical Fiction
June 21-24, 2018

Faculty: Joyce Hostetter
Special Guests: Julie Chibbaro, Elayne Becker, Carol Baldwin (via SKYPE)
If you want to write a novel where a historical event or historical figure plays a main role, this workshop will help you by introducing the basics of writing historical fiction.

Novel Craft
Connecting Source to Story: Mining the World for Your Fiction
June 14-17, 2018

Faculty: Ashley Hope Pérez, Edith Campbell, Alisa Alering, Andrew Karre, Marilisa Jiménez García
Writers of historical, contemporary, or speculative fiction: Join us for a look into the authentic sources for fiction.

Beginner’s Class in World Building and World Conjuring
October 4-7, 2018

Faculty: Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta, Sage Blackwood
Explore ways to help ground and stretch readers within fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism.

Elements of Plot with Grace Lin and Padma Venkatraman
October 21-24, 2018

Faculty: Grace Lin, Padma Venkatraman
A hands-on experience designed to help you understand the analytical nature of plot and uncover ways to plan your novel.

A Master Class: Creating the Moment that Transcends – Climax, Complication, and Going Far Enough
November 8-11, 2018

Faculty: Patricia Lee Gauch
An intense study into building scenes with emotional impacts for your readers.

Revising your novel
Revision Retreat
August 3-7, 2018

Faculty: Harold Underdown, Eileen Robinson
Intended for writers wanting to revise a draft of a manuscript and explore proven techniques for self-editing.

Whole Novel Workshop MG/YA
August 12-18, 2018

Faculty: Sarah Aronson, Nancy Werlin, A.M. Jenkins, Jennifer Jacobson, Nicole Valentine, Rob Costello
Focused, one-on-one response to your entire novel-in-progress in preparation for submission.

DIY Repair Kit for Writers: Get Your Fixer-Upper Ready to Sell
September 30-October 3, 2018

Faculty: Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Mitali Perkins
Renovation boot camp for published and pre-published novelists.

Getting Your Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel Unstuck
November 4-8, 2018

Faculty: Chris Tebbetts, Julie Berry, Hannah Barnaby
An intimate workshop for middle grade and young adult authors looking to explore or revise and polish a work in progress.

Posted on: April 25, 2018