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Teen Novelist Mentorship Program!

May 15, 2019

Calling all teen novelists! I'm excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for my Fall 2019 Mentorship Program with Writing Workshops Dallas

If you’re a teen who lives and breathes books, who writes and/or reads fanfiction obsessively, who dreams of sharing your own stories and characters with the world, who wants to give and receive feedback in a professional critique group setting, who’s curious about a career as an author—this is just for you. This limited enrollment program will accept a maximum of six motivated teens (grades 8-12) writing full-length original novels. This is an immersive course designed to help aspiring young authors to finish their manuscripts, with guidance on all stages of the process, from plotting and world-building through revising, as well as identifying next steps in the self-publishing and traditional publishing processes. 

This is also an opportunity for teens to enhance their college applications and resumes with a published author as a mentor who can provide recommendation letters, assistance entering novel writing competitions such as the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest, advice on finding a literary agent, and more!

The Ideal Applicant for this program has at least fifty pages/25,000 words of an original novel. (Please note that this doesn’t necessarily mean a completed novel; it may only be half or even the first quarter of the story!) 



Writing a novel FOR teens, but not a teen yourself? Spots are still available in my course World of Kidlit: Writing and Publishing Your MG/YA Novel! This 8-week course meets once a week in Dallas and begins June 4th, 2019. 




Lastly, a huge thank you to the wonderful librarians who put together an amazing festival last Saturday! I showed up at the Frisco Book Fest with 80 copies of The Pros of Cons, Spell & Spindle, and Secrets of Topsea--and left empty-handed! I met so many enthusiastic readers, and I hope you all enjoy the books! 






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