New Workshop

 The top ten mistakes fiction writers make–can you name them? And do you know how to fix them? If there is a fuzz of doubt in your mind, then you need to join us in January 2010 for the workshop below. Note: There is a registration form in the “Top Ten” tab above. See ya on the Oregon coast! 

                                                    New Writer’s Workshop for 2010
Writers-By-The-Sea presents: The Top Ten Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Fix Them) Saturday and Sunday, January 16th and 17th, 2010 at the Adobe Resort in Yachats, Oregon.

      You’ll find lively, humorous sessions on: The Sloooow Start, Shaky Structure, Perfect Then Push On, Research-o-Rama, Who Are These People? Dialog Gaffes, Lost in Transitions, Weak-kneed Scenes and Marketing Fuzzout. Participants are invited to bring works-in-progress. Hands-on exercises will help participants apply the “fixes” to their manuscripts.

John Reed, workshop leader, is a well- known Northwest writer, teacher and Conference presenter. Reed is a staff instructor at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference and has taught at the Maui Writer’s Retreat, the Willamette Writer’s Conference, and the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference, among others. He is the creator of the Writer’s-By-The-Sea workshop series and offers an editing and critique service for writers at .

Workshop registration fee is $200.00.  A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. You’ll find a printable registration form in the “Top Ten Registration Form” tab at the top of the page.

An individual manuscript critique (up to 50 pages) is available for an additional $50.00. Manuscript deadline is December 31, 2009. Workshop registration closes January 10, 2010.

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