Here's some information from SEAK about their upcoming Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop:
SEAK's Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop has helped many of your colleagues break through and get published. It can help you as well.
Attendees from past conferences have enjoyed the personal attention from New York Times Bestselling author and teacher extraordinaire Robert Dugoni, one-on-one coaching from Literary agent Sorche Fairbank (who gives you frank, bottom-line suggestions about your all-important query letter and pitch), and a line-by-line edit of your first chapter by award winning novelist and highly experienced writing instructor John Hough, Jr.
These dedicated professionals have only one goal for this extraordinary weekend- improve your writing, query letter and first chapter, thus greatly increasing your chances of writing success.
This intimate course (maximum 36 attendees) is a great learning experience, fun, and has been extremely helpful in the writing career of past attendees.
Here is what they have had to say about the course:
"The personal critique of Sorche Fairbank made it thoroughly professional, the suggestions by John Hough for improving the 'the hook' caused the opening paragraph to be starkly compelling and the brilliant teaching of Bob Dugoni polished the work to a standard that later earned his own endorsement of the book, and that of Michael Palmer, when it was published in 2010."
"My novel FINAL MERCY was published in 2010 by Zumaya Publications a small independent, non-vanity, royalty paying house in Austin, Texas and early response has been very encouraging. I found the conference very helpful in many ways, not the least of which was the sense of fellowship and encouragement you (Bob Dugoni) generated...very enjoyable."
"My debut novel SHEDROW, which you (Bob Dugoni) reviewed, was recently selected by Suspense Magazine as one of three best medical thrillers in their Best of 2010 issue. It was an absolute privilege to be listed alongside your fellow SEAK Instructors Michael Palmer, as well as the likes of Lee Child and Karin Slaughter. I have continued to credit you (Bob Dugoni) when the question comes up in media appearances (as it invariably does) as to how one transitions to an author."
"My novel SUSANNAH A LAWYER-From Tragedy to Triumph, was published by Landgon Street Press on September 1, 2009. It is about a fictional early women lawyer and it has received very good reviews."
This year's SEAK ADVANCED FICTION WRITING course will be conducted in Chicago on April 2-3, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza, O'Hare.
The course only comes up once a year, so register now to assure you are not placed on a waiting list.
To learn more, visit: http://seak.com/April_2011_Advanced_Fiction_Writing.html