A Weekend With Your Novel: register now & save!

Weekend With Your Novel 2016: Your Life & Your Novel

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Life sometimes gets in the way of writing. This year, bring your life and your writing together for a weekend in Madison. Join us November 4-6, 2016 for the Weekend With Your Novel retreat.

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Have you started a novel and could use some help finishing it? Have you completed a draft and are daunted by the revision process? If so, this weekend is for you!

Intensive sessions with successful novelists and experienced teachers and editors designed to help you take the next step with your novel, whether it’s the first step or crossing the finish line.

Regardless of where you are in your journey as a novelist, we have sessions with writers, teachers, and editors geared toward helping you take the next step with your novel, whether it’s the first step or crossing the finish line. All in a friendly, supportive environment with other novelists and aspiring novelists like yourself. We hope you’ll join us.

Register now and save: the Early Bird deadline is Monday October 10!

What: annual retreat for novelists

When: November 4-6, 2016

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison WI

Questions: Christopher Chambers: christopher.chambers@wisc.edu

Registration and more details: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/weekend-with-your-novel/index.html

 

 

Your Life & Your Novel, This Year!

Registration opens today for this year’s Weekend With Your Novel, the writer’s retreat for novelists, November 4-6, 2016, in beautiful downtown Madison. Small, intensive, and affordable.

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? Have you begun writing a novel and could use advice or motivation to get it finished? Have you completed a draft and are daunted by the revision process? Or do you have a completed novel ready to market and are looking for tips on agents and publishing? If so, this weekend retreat is for you!

Regardless of where you are in your journey as a novelist, we have sessions with writers, teachers, and editors geared toward helping you take the next step with your novel, whether it’s the first step or crossing the finish line. All in a friendly, supportive environment.

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Keynote speaker: Agate Nesaule, author of the memoir Woman in Amber, and the novel In Love With Jerzy Kosinski. Also featuring Jessica Lourey, author of the Murder-by-Month mysteries, Matthew Hefti, author of the critically acclaimed novel A Hard and Heavy Thing, and Aurelia Wills, author of the new YA novel, Someone I Wanted to Be, Ian Graham Leask, publisher, host of Write On! Radio, and author of The Wounded and the forthcoming novel, House of Large Sizes.

Make this the year of your novel. Join us in Madison this fall.

Sessions include:

Rewrite Your Life: A 7-step Process for Writing an Experience-based Novel

He Said/She Said: All About Dialogue

Making a Scene

Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony

What We Talk About When We Talk About Clichés

Basing Your Novel on Real Life: How to Let Go of the Facts

Sure, Show Don’t Tell, But . .

The Non-Linear Path To Novel Publication

Chicago Writers Conference 2016 registration is open!

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The Chicago Writers Conference will be September 23-25 this year, and registration is now open on the CWC website. This will be the CWC’s biggest conference yet, with more agents and editors, more content, and more opportunities to pitch your work and to network. See their blog to discover which editors and agents will be there in September, and what’s new this year.