Details & Class Content


  • 3 nights lodging                                                                           
  • 8 meals 
  • Onsite expenses: private rooms, refreshments, WiFi
  • Professional critique of up to 50 pages of your manuscript
  • 8 hours of classroom instruction
  • Interactive teaching and discussion using manuscript evaluations
  • Private consultation time with Steven James or Robert Dugoni
  • Extensive seminar notes, writing activities, and self-editing tips
  • All participants' manuscripts with detailed critique notes
  • 100-point novel writing check list

Tentative Class Content:

  • Session 1- Creating Plots for Page Turners, by Robert Dugoni
  • Session 2- Pulling the Rug Out: Twists, Turns and Powerful Endings, by Steven James
  • Session 3- Playing God: Creating Memorable Characters, by Robert Dugoni
  • Session 4- Killer Scenes: The Backbone of Your Story, by Steven James
  • Session 5- Dimensionality: Status, Subtext and Desire, by Steven James
  • Session 6- Tension: Keep 'em Up All Night Worrying, by Robert Dugoni
  • Session 7- Four Questions That Will Solve Every Plot Problem You'll Ever Have, by Steven James
  • Session 8- Settings, by Robert Dugoni