Top Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice
by Michael Neff
EXCESS NARCISSISM, BAD ADVICE IS A WRITER'S WORST ENEMY.
Advice Though, No Publication|
If you ever
run or attend writer events, you will never cease to hear utterances of bad
writing advice, the popular kind that circulates like a ruinous viral meme
through the nervous systems of America's aborning fiction and novel writers. And
each time you are exposed, you either chuckle or swear, depending on your mood
and the circumstance. You might make a daring attempt to kill the meme in its
tracks before it can infect someone else, or you might just stare at the writer
with a dumbfounded look on your face and ask him, or her... [continued]
According to our successful and supportive alums, Algonkian is the most beneficial writer workshop, online novel incubator, and writer conference provider for the creation and publication of commercial genre and upmarket novels. Only top literary agents, authors, and publishing house editors are selected as faculty.
The critical advice you receive regarding market positioning, story
premise and plot, character arc and evolution, competitive narrative
voice, and all else, is provided only by these professionals. You
receive comprehensive pre-event assignments and readings ( e.g., Write to Market ) as well as access to a story-building online assignment forum;
and at the conclusion of events, we brainstorm individual publication
plans for our writers going forward. As an Algonkian alum you are
invited, at no cost, to join our online community, the Algonkian Author Salon,
in order to further perfect your work as needed while having it
followed by agents who frequent the website searching for projects to
introductions to both our online and offline events and workshops. Links
to more info regarding the books displayed below and their relationship
to Algonkian can be found at Algonkian Commentary and on Algonkian AS News.
ALGONKIAN WRITER CONFERENCES WEBSITE
Algonkian Workshops, Conferences, and Retreats
Information and connections to Algonkian events throughout the year
including the New York Pitch, Algonkian and Monterey Novel Retreats, the
Write to Market Conference and The Santa Barbara A-M, plus writer
commentary, syllabus, articles, the new agent blog, and more. Notable
links include the Algonkian FAQ and the Event Comparison page ...
ALGONKIAN AUTHOR SALON.COM
Online Community For Writer Groups and Showcasing Work to Agents
Algonkian Author Salon serves as an effective bridge between aspiring
authors and business professionals in commercial publishing. AAS editors
actively network with major New York publishers, as well as top
literary agents. Writers at the Algonkian Author Salon may join or form
effective writer critique groups ...
ALGONKIAN NOVEL WRITING COURSES AND MS REVIEW
16 Course-Module Novel Incubator
Write or rewrite your novel as you progress through the online Algonkian
program a step at a time, the aim to make it as commercially
competitive as possible on all levels. Your work is reviewed by a
faculty professional who acts as your mentor, and together you set
publication goals and discuss representation options while engaging in
edits as needed ...
ALGONKIAN AUTHOR CONNECT AT AUTHORSALON.COM
Algonkian Online Forums and RSS Feed Board
of the Algonkian Novel Writing Program forums and 16 assignment modules
covering all aspects of market, structure, and craft; banners to Eudora
and Ray, All The Epiphany You Can Swallow, and more; AAS Commons and as
well as writer news feeds by Salon.Com, Women on Writing, Chuck
Sambuchino, Writer Unboxed, and Evil Editor ...
A Gallery of Memories to Celebrate Our 13 Year Anniversary
Algonkian Conference Event Photos and Captions
can't believe it either. After starting on the banks of the Potomac in
2002, Algonkian has grown from a single novel workshop to an ongoing
series of successful events from Santa Barbara to New York city. In
honor of the anniversary, we've included a few pics from past events,
even Harper's Ferry. Highlights include, "Bring Me Coffee or I'll Make a
Napkin Puppet!" ...
Algonkian Novel and Memoir Retreat -
- This event is an evolution of our Algonkian Park
Workshop, now enhanced with new pre-event studies as well as greatly
extended personal consult time with business professionals.
Professionals Caitlin Alexander, Michael Neff, and Robert Bausch consult
with writers one-on-one on matters of plot, narrative, market,
characters, memoir, and all else. |
Algonkian Writer Conferences
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