Workshops

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April 15 - December 31, 2021

Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact in MG and YA Novels, An On Demand Online Course

TYPE: Online (On-demand, self-paced, with monthly live office hours) Here are the dates for upcoming live office hours (12-1pm Eastern)…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
July 8 - 11, 2021

Online Summer Camp in Fiction: Explore, Play, and Inspire

TYPE & LENGTH: A four day, online intensive (Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11) centered on mentorship, inspiration, and…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
July 26 - August 20, 2021

Novelists at Work: Crafting Your Pitch to Sell Your Story

TYPE & LENGTH: Online recordings released on July 26 and August 2 with lectures and writing prompts Two live Zoom…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
June-Aug
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 3 - September 30, 2021

Revision Retreat: A Multi-Month Program for All Writers

TYPE & LENGTH: This is an online program, but for an extra cost, you can choose to spend the final…
All genres
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 8 - October 9, 2021

The Whole Novel Workshop: Historical Fiction

TYPE & Length: Pre-retreat live Zoom Office Hours on 4 Sundays in August and 1 in September (7pm Eastern) Online;…
June-Aug
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Sept-Dec
Writing Craft
September 22 - November 10, 2021

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel (and Creating Your Book’s Style Guide!)

TYPE & LENGTH: An eight-week online course (September 22-November 10) featuring: Live lectures from faculty Pre-recorded lectures, resources to explore…
Career Building Blocks
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
September 27 - 29, 2021

Novels in Verse Intensive: Expand! Grow! Reach!

TYPE & LENGTH: A three day, online intensive (September 27 – 29, 2021) with: Opportunities for learning, feedback, and interaction…
Almost ready to submit
Novels in Verse
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
Writing Intensive
September 29 - October 27, 2021

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel

TYPE & LENGTH: Five-week, online course (September 29-October 27) Build your own image system through weekly Wednesday live Zoom lectures,…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Novels in Verse
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
September 30 - October 21, 2021

Relationships in Contemporary MG and YA Novels

TYPE & LENGTH: A four week online course (September 30-October 21), with: Weekly live sessions, Thursdays from 12-2pm Eastern Weekly…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Idea
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft