Best-selling science fiction and fantasy writer Jody Lynn Nye directs this two-day workshop sponsored by Dragon Con. Jody has more than 45 published books and over 160 short stories to her credit, including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, John Ringo and Robert Asprin. She has taught at Columbia College Chicago and at numerous writing workshops for more than twenty years.
The aim of this workshop is to help aspiring writers to learn to practice their craft at a professional level. Students of every level are welcome, from beginners to those writers who are starting to sell their work. Among the subjects to be covered during the two day course are story structure, character development, world-building, narrative hook, research, description, collaboration, nonfiction, format, the business of writing, marketing and promotion.
Guest lecturers will speak during the course on topics involving their expertise. Among her past speakers are Toni Weisskopf, Publisher of Baen Books; Jim Minz, Chief Editor, Baen Books; Kevin J. Anderson, publisher of WordFire Press and bestselling co-author of the Dune series; Rebecca Moesta, co-publisher and author of the Young Jedi Knights series; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of the Saint-Germain cycle; and Lynn Abbey, author and editor of Thieves' World. The students are encouraged to ask questions after the experts' presentations.
The workshop will take place on Thursday, August 31, and Friday, September 1, 2017, in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, from 9AM to 5PM. To sign up please visit the Dragoncon Store or contact the Dragon Con Office at 404-669-0773.
Each participant is asked to submit a manuscript to Jody of 2,000 to 7,000 words of a short story or partial novel. Novels must also include a full synopsis. All manuscripts must be submitted in standard format, double-spaced in Courier or Times New Roman 12 point type, pages numbered in the upper right corner. No handwritten manuscripts will be accepted. Your cover letter must include your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Jody offers an individual written critique of your manuscript. If you wish your piece to be critiqued in class, an electronic copy is also required, to share with other students, e-mailed as an attachment to Jody Lynn Nye, once you are notified you have a place in the workshop.
Send the manuscripts by August 1, 2017, to:
Attn: 2017 Writers' Workshop
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459
- Fee includes the class plus an individual critique of your manuscript by Jody.
- Fee does not include a Dragon Con Membership.
- Dragon Con members receive a $100 discount off the $350 fee.
- No refunds for the workshop will be granted after August 1st, 2017.
Space is limited to twenty participants, first-come, first-served. (Jody maintains a waiting list if anyone who has been accepted drops out.) Pre-registration is required. Cost is $250.00 per person + tax, plus Dragon Con membership or a $100 additional fee. Participants will need to bring pen and paper, laptop or voice recorder for taking notes, plus copies of their own work and critiques that they have made on their fellow participants' manuscripts. (If you bring an electronic device, you may need an extension cord.) No videos of the workshop are permitted.
If you have further questions, please write to Jody Lynn Nye at jodynye [at] yahoo.com.
When you are checking out, you need to provide the following for each person attending the workshop(s) ordered.
- Full Legal Name (First and last name will do.)
- Address (If it is different from the Ship To address)
- E-mail Address
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 23 March, 2017.