Taos Toolbox Taking Applications

Writers can now apply to attend the 2014 Taos Toolbox, a two-week master class in sf and fantasy to be taught by Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress, with special lecturer Ian Tregillis.

They caution this is not a workshop for beginners. It is recommended for those who have sold a few stories, or already been to Clarion or Odyssey. It’s also (though not exclusively) oriented to novel-writing.

Participants will spend most of their time reading, writing, and offering critiques. They’ll also hear lectures and engage in activities revolving around:

  • the art of worldbuilding
  • plotting a novel
  • pacing a novel
  • crafting a character
  • preparing a package to sell your work, including crafting an outline
  • how magic works (in fiction)
  • the art of rewriting
  • how to read a literary contract
  • what to do when Hollywood calls

The workshop takes place July 6-19, 2014 in Taos, NM.