An intimate workshop for middle grade authors looking to explore or revise and polish a work in progress.
Whether you’ve jotted down ideas for a novel but can’t get your story off the ground, you’re stuck in the middle of a draft with no idea of where to go next, or you’ve written most of the book but can’t figure out the ending, this workshop is designed to help! Two award-winning, New York Times best-selling authors and their guest, Aubrey Poole, editor of Jimmy Patterson Books/Hachette, will share their writers’ toolbox for getting unstuck, with a focus on research, character development, plotting and outlining, revision, and improvisation/play.
Participants will receive an initial one-on-one critique plus a follow-up session at the end of the workshop, with time for revision and additional writing in between. Please include a five-page writing sample with your application. Accepted students will then be asked to submit 10-12 pages from a work in progress and a brief synopsis or story description for critique.
Please note: The application deadline is August 15, 2017. Decisions will be made after the application deadline. You will be expected to turn in your submission soon thereafter.