If you want to make a quantum leap in your writing career,
THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
Attend the 10th
January 24–26, 2014
Place: Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
10 West Burke Avenue · Towson, Maryland 21204
Accommodations are 2-room suites at a REDUCED convention rate
We are currently scheduling ONE session
that combines both SHORT FICTION and NOVEL
LIMITED to 24 Participants.
Any and all genres acceptable.
More than 40 Boot Camp Graduates have gone on to publish their novels or short fiction!
You will be expected to log in many hours of intensive analysis and criticism from your peers and the three guest instructors who will be guiding you through all the major elements of writing fiction.
You will be required to read (in advance) the submissions of your fellow workshop participants. (ALL OF THEM)
Your weekend will comprise of :
- lecture (not a lot)
- round table critiques (definitely a lot)
- analysis by the instructors
- Q&A panel discussion
- readings (of your work)
- a special exercise or maybe more...
Think you’ve heard enough?
In addition, you will receive a general understanding of the state of modern publishing—that is where and to whom to submit your material, the real deal on editors and agents, the characteristics of the genres, the perception of the difference between mainstream and literary fiction, and even a few words on marketing and publicity. Have your questions ready.
You will learn all the basic elements of writing and the processes needed to finish your manuscript and have it ready for submission to the market place. But more importantly you will get the much needed FEEDBACK that is often the missing factor which contributes to the success (or failure) of many writers.
Each instructor has a specific area they will be emphasizing. If you’ve never experienced a piece of fiction deconstructed (especially your own) and analyzed in a high-intensity workshop setting, be prepared to learn things about you, your writing, and your ability to tell a good story.
You will discover this workshop is primarily concerned with analysis and criticism—
that is, learning how to give
and more importantly,
how to take it.
Professional writers learn early on the ability to receive and implement critical feedback is the most important element contributing to the improvement of their craft.
When writers learn to EDIT their own work with a critical eye, they disover the ultimate key to their success.
Here is a list of some of pervious instructors:
(all AWARD Winners AND professionals!)
Ginjer Buchanan, Sr. Editor, Berkley Putnam
Jaime Levine, Sr. Editor, Grand Central Publishing
Thomas F. Monteleone
F. Paul Wilson
Douglas E. Winter
As Noted Previously:
You will be expected to critique your peers. This is the time when you must be honest, thorough, and unbiased. The round-table discussion format of this workshop depends upon each writer participating to the fullest extent. We cannot emphasize this enough.
Submit writing sample of up to 2,500 words
(not necessarily the story you want work-shopped)
If accepted, your Short Story
(up to 5K words) to be work-shopped
must be sent to us by:
September 15, 2013
If accepted, your novel proposal must include:
—up to 35 opening pages of your novel (of that, preferably comprising 2 to 3 chapters) Times New Roman 14pt, Double Space, Story title and page number must appear on every page
—synopsis or chapter outline of remainder
—brief but encompassing list of major and secondary characters and their biographies
and mus be sent to us by:
September 1st, 2013
Short Fiction $995.00
NO Refunds -- payment plans are availble.
We accept PayPal, Visa, MC, AMEX, Postal Money Orders
Questions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you think you have what it takes?