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Novel Writing Courses
ALGONKIAN AUTHOR-MENTOR NOVEL WORKSHOPS
The only novel development and writing workshops that start before you arrive and continue after you leave. Writers are provided with pre-event work and an editorial consultation on their novel before arrival, and once the workshop is done, a step-by-step novel development program is included to allow the writer to continue where the workshop left off (optional and no extra cost).
December 2 - 6, 2016
Best selling author Hallie Ephron stars as one of the author-mentor faculty at the French Quarter novel workshop. A famous American novelist, book reviewer, journalist, and writing teacher, she is the author of nine novels including "Never Tell a Lie," "There Was an Old Woman," and "Come and Find Me," as well as an Edgar Award finalist and four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award.
The French Quarter Author-Mentor Novel Workshop provides an ideal mix of experienced professionals dedicated to working one-on-one with aspiring authors to not only teach them the knowledge and skills they must have to be successful, but also provide them with valuable commentary on their completed novel or work-in-progress. All writers will work with a best selling author, an entertainment exec, a senior publishing house editor of best sellling authors, as well as two top literary agents and a seasoned writing workshop leader who is also a successful fiction writer .... [More]
February 24 - 28, 2017
The St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop provides an ideal mix of experienced professionals dedicated to working one-on-one with aspiring authors to not only teach them the knowledge and skills they must have to be successful, but also provide them with valuable commentary on their completed novel or work-in-progress. All writers will work with a Pulitzer winner, a Hollywood Producer, a senior publishing house editor, as well as two literary agents and a seasoned writing workshop leader.
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest city in America. But what is the oldest city in America like? Imagine the French Quarter in New Orleans meets Santa Cruz, California, and as a bonus, a miles-long strip of white Cocoa Beach thrown in for good measure. The best of classic Florida and old-world Spain fuse to form a unique world that provides us with the ideal location for both a stimulating and productive writer event.
The St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop creates an intimate and professional environment that combines private meetings with small-group workshops, thus enabling aspiring authors to wisely approach the writing and publication of their novel. At the St. Augustine event, aspiring authors will: 1) work one-on-one with authors and savvy market professionals; 2) acquire the market skills and advanced story and narrative technique they must know to become published; 3) learn the necessary inside mechanics of the publishing business; and 4) leave the workshop with a detailed plan to work towards publication of their novel... [continued]