A Day Apart

Write2Ignite! Conference for Christian Writers of Literature for Children and Young Adults Presents:

A Day Apart

You love to write. Right? But it is highly possibly that you dread re-writing.

A Day Apart, August, 2011

Maybe that’s because you realize that you need to make some drastic changes to a manuscript, but you don’t know where to start. Or, perhaps your manuscript is completed, maybe you’ve received critical feedback from others, but something still isn’t quite right.

That’s where Write2Ignite’s one-day event, A Day Apart, comes to the rescue.

A Day Apart is designed with you in mind. It’s not another conference. It’s not a writer’s retreat. And it’s not just a workshop. It’s more than a critique group or a writer’s group. A Day Apart is bits of all these things rolled into one day. It is A Day Apart for us to focus on revision, and on helping each other perform radical surgery on ailing manuscripts.

Team Member, Donna Earnhardt

Writers soon learn that, as we help each other, we help ourselves. So we’ve designed A Day Apart to be an opportunity for all of us to do just that. At an A Day Apart event we work together in pairs, in small groups and in large groups to brainstorm new ways to look at old manuscripts. We work individually to make radical changes and give new life to those stories, then we get honest reactions from the other writers present.

At A Day Apart Write2Ignite! Team members lay out some effective principles of revision by looking at critical elements (not grammar and mechanics, folks) in our stories. We share our experiences with revising our own manuscripts, and some suggestions and criteria from experts. Then participants group together by genre, and apply those principles to their stories that very day.

It is a day we can set ourselves apart to work on our manuscripts, share them with each other, then enjoy a tasty lunch and the good company of other children’s writers.

Participants should come prepared to learn from each other, to re-work one of their own manuscripts, and to give and receive honest feedback.

The cost for A Day Apart is $50 –  lunch, supplies (printer and paper, hand-outs, pens and highlighters) are included.

Team member Jean Hall & participants

Would you like to host an A Day Apart event in your area? We would love to partner with you.

Contact us at write2ignite@jeanmatthewhall.com to ask questions, or to schedule an event.

“Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”     Proverbs 15:22 HCSB

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