On Line Blog Class from “Write it Forward”

Who Dares Wins

In response to a comment on my last post, here is an opportunity to learn how to maximize a writer’s potential blog traffic.  Many writers have benefitted from the experience and teaching skills of Bob Meyer and this online class is presented through “Write it Forward” … a site well worth checking out on its own.  The book cover on the left will connect you with Bob Mayer’s main website.  The offered class registration is contained within the Write it Forward site.

Blog on!

Michael Hauge Featured at Vancouver BC Writer’s Conference

I’ve listened to Michael Hauge tapes and viewed a DVD he shared with Christopher Vogler, and recommend him to all writers, no matter the genre. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the conference featuring this gifted and talented teacher.  All writers outside the RWA membership can benefit.  Hope to see many of you in May 2011.

Write On, Vancouver: An intensive conference for fiction and screen writers
May 13-15, 2011; Vancouver, BC Featuring 8.5 hours of workshops with acclaimed Hollywood story and script consultant, Michael Hauge, plus editor appointments, additional workshops, and more.  Fees: $140-185


Writer’s Critique

Touch of a Thief

The Red Pencil Thursday is a feature of Mia Marlowe’s blog.  She critiques the first 500 pages of a manuscript every Thursday, the writer comments on the critique, and others comment as well. She critiqued The Labyrinth providing an instructive critique that leaves the writer’s voice intact, and offers encouragement.

Mia Marlowe’s latest novel Touch of a Thief is due out on April 26, 2011.

She recently launched a new website and it is worth a look.


SIWC Conference Begins Today

Diana Gabaldon at SIWC 2009

Packed and ready for the Surrey International Writer’s Conference.  Except for one last minute detail.  SIWC offers a Blue Pencil session. A well known author reads your first three manuscript pages and together you discuss it.  I signed up with Diana Gabaldon, the author of the Outlander series.   I’m scrambling with a quick revision. See you all after the conference.



Surrey International Writer’s Conference Master Class


On the Road to Alaska

Autumn is not a quiet time in this writer’s life. Homework.

One of the SIWC Master Classes, Welcome to Your Rewrite presented by Robert J Ray, is based on his book The Weekend Novelists Rewrites the Novel .   He  sent his prospective students homework! How neat is that?   I have a better idea about class content, and suspect it will be three hours of  aha moments.

The bit about weekends?  He means doing nothing else … both Saturday and Sunday, minimum ten hours, dedicated writing labor.   I am excited about this class.  Having completed two manuscripts, I needed a method for revision.  His book walks the writer through the process.  Reading his book (not finished) and doing the homework provided a glimpse at the content of the class and I hope to come home, ready to tackle the big job of a rewrite, learning … always learning.

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