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  January 16-19, 2015     Not your typical writers' conference

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Beginning Your Novel Workshop

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


Joyce McDonald 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.

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The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is a Program of Murphy Writing Seminars, LLC
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