Write that novel already! Join in with fellow writers and with November's National Novel Writing Month challenge (NaNoWriMo) as participants take time away from the busyness of life to focus on starting, writing, or completing our novels! Whether your goal is to begin, to write 50,000 words, or to finally untie those gnarly plot-knots, you'll be in good company. With talks by Theresa Kiser, the author of over six books and the writer of too many works-in-progress; Word Wars with peers; and the option to receive manuscript critiques, you'll have the resources you need to make intensive progress on your work. Take time for YOU to work on your book!
Bio: Theresa Kiser is the author of over six books for multiple age ranges, and the writer of too many works-in-progress. Find her at theresakiser.com.
9AM - Check in
9:30-10 AM - Coffee and Orientation
10-12 - Writing Time
1-3PM - Break/Paid Critique
3-4PM - Talk: Every Word Counts
4-5PM - Writing Time
5-6PM - Dinner
6-7PM - Peer Critique/Paid Critique
7-8PM - Final After-Dinner Word War
8PM - Campfire
8:30-9 AM - Breakfast
9-10AM - Local Walk/Hike
10-10:30 Writing: Final Word War
10:30-11AM - Wrap-Up and Next Steps
(If you are Catholic, you are free to join us at Mass at Holy Cross in Pickens, SC at 11:30)
Paid manuscript critiques (up to 2500 words) for $55 per critique. Can be arranged ahead of time for Saturday afternoon critique or for a future critique after the retreat.
Friday Night Stay Come and stay the evening before to get a head start writing and be able to sleep in a bit in the morning. Light breakfast provided Saturday morning.
Sunday Late Lunch and stay until evening Extend your stay Sunday for some more writing or just some peace and quiet.