If you’ve never tried a writing boot camp, you’re missing out: three days of instruction, deadlines and discipline all wrapped into one weekend that will force you to forward your writing career. And the best part? You can do it in your underwear.
This weekend, March 22-24, we’re hosting the Using Story Structure to Create a Better Book Boot Camp, designed to teach you Stuart Horwitz’s groundbreaking, step-by-step process called the Book Architecture Method that will whip your fiction or nonfiction manuscript into shape, allowing you to go from first draft to final draft with a fresh perspective that will cut to the core of your manuscript.
Here’s how it works:
On Friday, March 22, you’ll gain access to a special online tutorial presented by Stuart Horwitz, who will outline his Book Architecture Method and explain his proven process for organizing and revising any manuscript, including breaking down your book into a list of “scenes”—good scenes, bad scenes, forgotten scenes, and missing scenes—and using that list to re-visualize your entire manuscript. After viewing this presentation, you’ll spend Friday night and Saturday morning evaluating your manuscript based on Stuart’s system, as well as creating and organizing your own list of scenes. You’ll essentially re-build the structure of your book to be more effective and compelling.
From 1:00 to 4:00 PM (EST) on Saturday, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive message board through which you’ll be able to ask Stuart and his associate Chloe Marsala questions about the story structure and revision process, as well as network and converse with your fellow boot camp attendees. Feel free to share your work and gain support from your peers. Only registered students can access these boards.
By 9:00 AM (EST) on Sunday, March 24, you’ll submit your list of scenes, broken down as Stuart has explained, to Stuart and Chloe for review. They will carefully examine your submitted scene list and will return your work no later than end of day the following Friday with a critique of your newly organized list, setting you up for a strong and successful revision of your manuscript.
In addition to the webinar, the message board, and the personalized feedback from an editor, attendees will also receive:
• A copy of Stuart’s new book Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript with The Book Architecture Method, which will fully explain Stuart’s Book Architecture Method in depth and detail beyond his online presentation.
Students should have a completed a first draft of a book (fiction or nonfiction) or manuscript for the stage or screen.