Breakout Novel Intensive 2.0
APRIL 4th - 10th 2016
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
The only week-long workshop taught exclusively by author/literary agent Donald Maass, offering one-on-one feedback as well as acclaimed writing instruction.
Whether you're interested in traditional or independent publishing success, this one-week workshop will propel your writing forward and teach you how to create memorable, stirring stories that will create passionate, lifelong readers.
Incorporating insights from Maass's THE FIRE IN FICTION and WRITING 21st CENTURY FICTION, the Breakout Novel Intensive offers students many new levels of growth for their fiction.
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
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SEE WHAT FORMER STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
- 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.
- A private consultation with Editor-in-Residence and award-winning author Lorin Oberweger.
- Opportunities to confer with other professional writers and editors on staff.
- 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.
In order to ensure an intimate and productive environment for our students, enrollment is strictly limited to thirty-five writers. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register early.
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.
New Student Registration Cost: $2195
Returning Student Registration Cost: $2095
Workshop cost includes a 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 email@example.com for details.
Important: The Breakout Novel Intensive has a limited number of seats and sells out quickly. Don't be disappointed, register today!
Retreat Option Cost: $1575
This is an amazing opportunity to enjoy beautiful Hood River while working on one's writing projects, with stimulating evening activities and great company to enhance a writer's getaway!
Retreat attendee option will include room and board, along with evening sessions and a chance to connect with fellow writers and staff. Daily classes and one-on-one sessions with staff are not included.
The retreat option is limited to five people.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.