Friday, November 09, 2012

Big Sur December 2012

The best time of year swiftly approaches - the time for the Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop! And guess what? There are still a few places available Nov 30-Dec 2.

This conference is truly amazing. First of all, the location is just stunning - in a redwood forest, on cliffs above the Pacific, surrounded by nature... It's a retreat from the distractions of everyday life that allows writers to really focus on getting deep into their manuscripts and doing that hard work that will take them to the next level. It is a combo of small critique groups led by stellar faculty (editors, agents, award-winning writers), plus time to actually REVISE based on the feedback. And the high faculty-to-writer ratio plus casual and family-like atmosphere means you'll get plenty of time to hang out with editors and agents and writers without feeling "on the spot" or nervous.

It sounds cliche but it is true: I've seen miracles at this conference. The difference in work from the first workshop on Friday to the last on Sunday can be truly astonishing. I just can't say enough good things about it. If you can join us this time around, you SHOULD!  Here's the registration page.

If you can't, do keep it on your radar, as we do this twice a year. March is in Monterey, December is in Big Sur. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. For anyone thinking of signing up, they should! It's a great workshop, and one of those experiences where everything they say about it ends up being true. The agents are so nice and the small critique groups are so helpful. And I also saw amazing advances happen over the course of the weekend.


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