MARCH 20 - 26, 2017
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SEPTEMBER 25TH - OCTOBER 1ST, 2017
* * SPACES AVAILABLE * *
For sixteen years, Donald Maass and Free Expressions Seminars
have partnered in offering one of the industry's most acclaimed writing workshops.
Included are new or revised units on story discovery, strong voice, standout characters, the inner journey, compelling story worlds, beautiful writing, creating resonance and finding meaning in both story and process.
Breakout fundamentals are also covered: strong characters, inner conflict, personal stakes, plot layers, powerful scenes, micro-tension, practical theme techniques and much more.
Writers of commercial fiction who wish to soar out of category, as well as literary novelists who want to learn how to make powerful story principles work for them, will find the Breakout Novel Intensive 2.0 an idea-packed and career enriching experience.
This workshop is as ideal for those just beginning a new project as it is for those embarking on a revision of a completed work. While writers at all level of craft are welcome, we assume a basic understanding of fiction craft.
“Expect to work harder than you have ever worked but to come away with a novel that is bigger and more powerful than you ever imagined you could write.”
- Donald Maass
Further staff, TBA
- Morning classes with Donald Maass, geared toward building students' specific projects using concepts covered in his popular, Writing the Breakout Novel and Writing 21st Century Fiction.
- A private thirty-minute consultation with Donald Maass, who reads fifty pages of each student's manuscript and other supporting material.
- Private consultations with editors/authors Lorin Oberweger, Brenda Windberg and other industry pros.
- Customized instruction geared toward students' specific writing needs and questions.
- A special session on micro-tension and other evening offerings.
- A custom USB drive with articles on craft, bonus exercises, and more!
- Graduates are qualified to attend the *exclusive* BONI Learning Retreat.
- ALL room and board is covered from workshop start to finish--private room and bath with three delicious meals a day.
In order to ensure an intimate and productive environment for our students, enrollment is strictly limited to forty writers. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register early.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
The March Breakout Novel Intensive (BONI) is being held at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn in Hood River, Oregon. The hotel is located on the Columbia River shoreline, offering lodging with scenic river views, water access, and a private beach.
Convenient to nearby attractions and recreation in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood area, the Hood River Inn is an easy one-hour drive from Portland along scenic Interstate-84.
Shuttles and rental cars are available from the Portland International Airport.
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
The September BONI is being held in Tampa, Florida at the Double Tree Suites. The hotel is located on the waterfront of Tampa Bay with access to the nearby city.
Complimentary shuttles are available to the hotel from the Tampa International Airport.
3050 N. Rocky Point Dr. West
Tampa, Florida, 33607-5800, USA
New Student Registration Cost: $2395
Returning Student Registration Cost: $2295
Workshop cost includes private room and bath, all meals (from dinner on Monday-breakfast on Sunday for a total of six breakfasts, five lunches, six dinners), plus workshop materials. (Accommodations for special dietary needs are available. Instructions for requests will be sent after registration.)
Payment plans may be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
* * * IMPORTANT * * *
HOOD RIVER ONLY: Beginning in 2017, rooms with a view of the Columbia River will have an additional charge. The venue has increased their cost to guarantee these rooms and we, unfortunately, have to pass some of that expense along to students. If you would like a room with a river view, it will be an additional $200. You can add that additional option on the registration page.
The Breakout Novel Intensive has a limited number of seats and sells out quickly.
Don't be disappointed, register today!
After registration, email will be sent to to all students including instructions for submissions (synopsis, manuscript pages) to be reviewed by Don and staff prior to the workshop. There will also be additional information on one-on-one schedules, private meetings, and venue information.
Many students find reading Don’s book, Writing the Breakout Novel, prior to the workshop helpful to familiarize themselves with the concepts and for greater retention and application.
For more information, please call 813–391–8980 or write to Lorin Oberweger, Program Director at email@example.com.