Last year's info below. Registration for the 2015 Getaway will
open by 8/15/2014.
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 16-19, 2015
Led by Joyce McDonald
Beginning Your Novel
This workshop will help you begin the novel you've always
wanted to write. Come with ideas and notes and develop a plan
for writing a must-read book. Learn how to structure your plot,
develop your characters, explore different points of view and
improve your dialogue-writing skills. Discussions, writing
prompts and supportive feedback will get your big project off to
an energized start.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
"The Beginning Your Novel workshop helped me grow as a writer,
teacher and person. I would encourage anyone needing inspiration to
attend whether they consider themselves a writer or not."
~ Jean, Beginning Your Novel Participant
is the author of eight books, among them Swallowing Stones,
an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, and Shades of
Simon Gray, an Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee. Her latest
novel is Devil on My Heels (Delacorte). Her books have
been nominated for numerous state awards and are on several
state reading lists. She has taught literature and creative
writing at Drew University and East Stroudsburg University, and
was on the faculty of Spalding University's brief-residency MFA
in Writing Program for several years. Learn more about Joyce and
her work from her website
This writers' workshop is part of Peter Murphy's Winter Poetry &
Prose Getaway, held each January near Atlantic City, NJ.
makes the Getaway unique.
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