Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Best Writing Workshop for You

It's simple: the best workshop for the best value to improve your writing is the Writers Retreat Workshop, May 23 t0 June 1, in Erlanger, Kentucky. If you're serious about your craft, GO. I have it on good authority that there are only five slots left for writers who want to succeed. These are some of the successes from past participants in the last three weeks.

* Jack Getze, author of "Big Numbers," was guest editor this month for the "Spinetingle" ezine. His follow-up novel in the Austin Carr series, "Big Money," arrives in March.
* Gene Sittenfield garnered his first publication "Last Man Standing".
* Dennis Lahane announced Lorin Oberweger as winner of the Best Of Award in her literary grouping during the Writers In Paradise conference in St Pete, FLA.
* Janice Croom's "Death of an Island Tart" is a semi-finalist in the Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award
* Kimberly Frost's first novel "Would-be Witch" is scheduled for release in February, 2009.
* Susan Goodwill has received the final edited copy of "Little Shop of Murders" her follow-up to her stellar first novel, "Briga-DOOM," in the Kate London mystery series.

Check it out. Rick (WRW05 and 06)

4 comments:

FARfetched said...

Quickie question here, Rick: is WRW mostly geared toward novelists?

FARfetched said...

Jumped the gun. I'd love to go, given (mostly) money and a good fit with my more short-story temperament.

Rick Bylina said...

Though the emphasis is notably on novel writing, I'm sure most of the principles can be applied to novels. If memory serves me write (pun intended), there were at least two people who were writing fiction.

Also, you'd get a chance to rub elbows with Nancy Pickard, who will be a guest lecturer at this year's workshop. Maybe she'll bring the doughnuts.

Susan Goodwill said...

Hi Rick,
When I attended the workshop several years ago, Nancy Pickard and Lynne Lott guest lectured. Nancy is fabulous. Anyone that goes will be in for a treat.
(And thanks for mentioning Little Shop of Murders, by the way.)
Susan Goodwill
Author: The Kate London Mysteries
BrigaDOOM Mar 2007
Little Shop of Murders Mar 2008
(Proud WRW product)