Hone your craft and share support with fellow writers with guided facilitation from historical fiction author Kip Wilson.
Here's how it works: Each month, you will submit 5,000 words of your manuscript. You will then receive critiques from both your peers and Kip (covering plot, character, and structure, as well as special focus on your historical setting). We'll hold two group conference calls --after month one and month four-- so you can ask questions in real time. A private discussion board will also be open throughout the workshop where Kip will also offer exercises and tips specific to the craft of historical fiction, and for the group to share ideas and resources.
This is your opportunity to receive a critique on up to 20,000 words of your manuscript by the end of the workshop. You may submit new material each time, or share revised batches after working through feedback. You will come away with a stronger understanding of your story as well as ideas for further research to pursue.
The group will be capped at 5 writers plus Kip to keep the workload manageable.
Who this workshop is for: This workshop is for Adult, YA, and MG writers working on historical fiction works. The workshop is best suited to writers who have completed one or more full drafts of their work in progress.
Focus: Historical Fiction
Group size: 6 writers
Submissions: There will be four 5,000-word submissions.
Members: $350; Non-members: $405
Kip Wilson is the author of WHITE ROSE, a YA historical novel-in-verse about anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl. White Rose is a 2017 PEN New England Discovery Award winner, a Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce and Kids’ Indie Next title, and received three starred reviews. Kip holds a Ph.D. in German Literature and is the poetry editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network). She wrote her doctoral dissertation about the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. She's lived in Germany, Austria, and Spain, and currently calls Boston home. You can find Kip online at http://www.kipwilsonwrites.com/.
1st submission: September 4th
Critiques due: September 20th
Conference call: Monday September 23rd, 7 pm EST
2nd submission: October 2nd
Critiques due: October 18th
3rd submission: October 30th
Critiques due: November 15th
4th submission: November 25th
Critiques due: December 11th
Conference call: Monday December 16th, 7 pm EST