If you want to make a quantum leap in your writing career,
THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
Attend the 9th
January 28 — 30, 2011
Place: Marriott Burkshire Hotel, Towson, MD 21204
Accommodations are 2-room suites at a REDUCED convention rate
2 Sessions—Novel and Short Fiction—each session accepts 16 to 20 participants who qualify.
Any and all genres acceptable.
You will be expected to log in many hours of intensive analysis and criticism from your peers and the four 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, and the ultimate key to their success.
You will get feedback by your peers
and some of the following 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, 2010:
If accepted, your novel proposal must include
—up to 35 opening pages of your nove l(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, 2010
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?