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Writeaways in Italy includes workshops and readings with a small group of writers in a villa in Tuscany.
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2019 Writing Conferences, Workshops, Retreats

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There are many different types of writing programs that offer writers of all abilities and genres a chance to learn more about the craft and business of writing, receive feedback from peers and publishing professionals, and spend focused time writing. From conferences with thousands of attendees to a handful of writers in an exotic location, these 2019 conferences, workshops, and retreats may inspire the next bestseller! […]

How Do Your Stories Grow? Kimberly Willis Holt’s Writing Process
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How Do Your Stories Grow? Kimberly Willis Holt’s Writing Process

by Terri Barnes

Children’s author Kimberly Willis Holt cultivates her writing process as carefully as she cultivates the garden in her Texas backyard. She’s now working on her twentieth book, and for each one she follows a specific process of brainstorming, plotting, and rewriting. The National Book Award winner shares her creative methods and disciplines and the writers who inspired them. […]

Writing Contests Help Writers, Agents, Editors Find One Another
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Writing Contests Help Writers, Agents, Editors Find One Another

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Writers looking for agents or editors to champion their books, and agents and editors searching for new talent all successfully use writing contests as a key strategy in discoverability. “Discoverability is so tough these days,” says Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier young adult literary agents. Writing contests are a good strategy to gain exposure in a highly competitive space. Here’s why Serendipity Literary Agency’s 8th Annual YA Discovery Contest, as well as other reputable writing competitions, are worth the time and effort. […]