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.