Boot Camp

“As a result of this workshop, I have the tools necessary to construct and execute a plan for the revision of my first draft. I have valuable critique to use as part of that revision, and I have learned more about specific areas of craft, which will serve me well moving forward.”

The Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp is for the writer who has a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir or short story collection) and would like to engage with a small group for a serious and productive response.  The long weekend will include an intimate full manuscript workshop, craft talks, readings, an agent panel and individual agent meetings – the perfect pre-publication boot camp for any manuscript.  Classes are limited to 5 participants.  Click here to apply.

WhenSpring Session:  April 28-May 1, 2017 at Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California.  Fall Session:  November 10-13, 2017 at Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California.

Tuition: Full tuition is $3,250 which includes a manuscript review of up to 300 pages ($100 for every additional 25 pages), 3 days of workshop, admittance to all craft talks, panels and readings, a one-on-one with an agent/editor, and all meals and lodging in a shared room for three nights.  Writing By Writers would like to thank the faculty for generously reducing their standard reading fees (which range from $5,000 to $10,000 for a full manuscript) so that we may offer this workshop to you at a significantly reduced rate.

Lodging & MealsGranlibakken is a family-owned resort, occupying 74 wooded acres in a picturesque mountain valley just minutes away from Lake Tahoe.  Each room features cable television with DVD, direct dial phone with voicemail and wired/wireless internet access, in-room coffee maker, and free access to all resort amenities (outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, hiking and biking trails, and gym).  Single rooms are available for a supplemental fee of $500.  If you would prefer to stay off-site, tuition is reduced to $3,000 which includes everything listed above except for lodging.  Please let us know if you require an ADA accessible room.  Meals include dinner on Friday; three meals Saturday and Sunday; breakfast, and lunch on Monday).  Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available upon request.

Faculty:  Spring Session:  Samantha Dunn, Pam Houston, and BK Loren.  Fall Session:  Pam Houston, Ada Limón, Joshua Mohr and Lidia Yuknavitch.

Format:  Please see our tentative Spring Schedule or Fall Schedule.