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How To Plan, Write & Develop A Book: Taking Your Book To Publication

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Name: How To Plan, Write & Develop A Book: Taking Your Book To Publication
Date: July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
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For prose writers at all levels working in nonfiction, fiction, or memoir, with a book concept or a work-in-progress .

Manuscripts get unwieldy, fast. One out of ten writers never finish their books, because most first-time book writers get lost without good structure and planning. 

This workshop is guaranteed to make unwieldy manuscripts manageable, and take them to the next step toward publication. We'll create profiles of our readers, a step-by-step six-month plan, a flexible timeline to develop each chapter, and a working storyboard. Each day, a series of fun writing and art exercises will get us deeper into our book's inner and outer stories. We'll look at transitions between chapters, and how to find holes in plot, character development, topic anecdotes, setting, and dialogue that need filling.

Mary Carroll Moore, award-winning author of thirteen published books in three genres and PEN/Faulkner nominee, will guide you through a simple and successful book-writing and editing process that can take your book from idea to publication, using "islands" (dramatic moments), storyboarding, and a three-act structure that eases organization and makes a manuscript vivid and engaging to readers.

To learn more about the techniques discussed during the workshop, watch the video below and see Mary's blog: How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book

Madeline Island School of the Arts
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