On August 28th and 29th, I'm going to be conducting a "weekend intensive" workshop. And, oh, believe me. I don't call it intensive for nothing. Unlike many of my other workshops, this will be specifically geared to beginning and intermediate writers. Think of it as a place to feel welcome no matter what your skill and experience level.
It will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, with an hour lunch break both days. Each participant will receive no less than one hour of group attention to his or her work-in-progress (time a standard critique group just doesn’t have). We’ll cover story arc, characterization, self-editing, dialogue, great beginnings, great voice. If you’re brand new, and have never experienced a critique group, this weekend will help get you started. If you’ve spent time in critique groups, it will help you make sense of the feedback you’ve been receiving.
The fee is $150, for what will amount to 14 hours of instruction.
This workshop is a fundraiser. All proceeds will go to LandWatch San Luis Obispo County, whose mission is to: deliver to future generations an unspoiled legacy of our natural world through grassroots activism; enforce existing laws; promote sound environmental and land use legislation; and educate people to take responsibility for the earth's ecosystems and resources.
I live in (and the workshop will take place in) Cambria, California (USA, I should probably add). And the vast majority of you do not live in Cambria. But if you're in California, or the west, or are looking for a getaway...it's a nice town to visit for a weekend. Right on the ocean. Lots of restaurants and inns for the traveler.
If you're interested, just go to the contact page and let me know. And if you know someone who might be interested, please pass it on.