Thursday, February 24, 2011

Highlights Foundation Whole Novel Workshop

If you’re a fan of children’s fantasy, then it’s likely that you’ve read and loved the work of two of fantasy’s best: Laura Ruby and Anne Ursu. Laura authored the standout books THE WALL AND THE WING and its sequel THE CHAOS KING. Anne penned the amazing middle grade novel, THE SHADOW THIEVES. Most of us would stand in line a long time to get either author’s autography, but now a select eight writers will have the opportunity to spend an entire week learning directly from these two fantasy stars!

Join Laura and Anne for the Whole Novel Workshop for Fantasy, May 1-8. These two outstanding writers will mentor you toward significant improvement on your novel. In this workshop, Laura and Anne will discuss issues of craft along with issues specific to the genre, including

• using physical details to build a vivid fantasy world;
• defining your magical system without losing a sense of wonder;
• ensuring your characters are as interesting as your world;
• communicating your world through your storytelling; and
• finding the right narrative voice.

Fantasy lovers often become fantasy writers, but few have a chance to learn directly from authors of such renown. Whole Novel Workshops are by application, and applications must be submitted by February 25 for
consideration. For more information visit the

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