Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 5
3-5:15pm: Check-in
5:30: Dinner & introductions
6:30: Orientation 
7:00: Seminar 1: Creating Plots 
8:15: TBA

Friday, April 6
7:30-8:15: Breakfast
8:30: Seminar 2: Pulling the Rug Out
9:45: Critique & discussion session 1

11:15: Seminar 3: Playing God
12:30: Lunch/Personal Time
1:45: One-on-Ones
2:30: Seminar 4: Killer Scenes
3:45: Critique & discussion session 2
5:15: Dinner
6:00: Critique & discussion session 3
7:30: TBA

Saturday, April 7
7:30-8:15: Breakfast
8:30: Critique & discussion session 4
10:00: Seminar 5: Dimensionality
11:15: Critique & discussion session 5
12:30: lunch/personal time
1:45: One-on-Ones
2:30: Critique & discussion session 6
4:00: Seminar 6: Tension
5:00: One-on-Ones
5:45: Dinner
6:30: Seminar 7: Plot Problems
8:00: TBA

Sunday, April 8
8:00: Breakfast and Awards
9:00: Seminar 8: Settings
10:15: Q&A/Book table/Good-byes
11:30-12:00: pack and check out

Welcome to the ninth 
Novel Writing Intensive Retreat!
It will be held at the
Historic Eureka Inn in Jonesborough, TN.

Only 12 spots are available, so register soon.

Aspiring or published novelists or short-story writers of any level are invited to register. We accept all genres of fiction, except for erotica.


The registration process is as follows:

Contact conference director Pam Johnson at pamtheeditor@yahoo.com for a registration form (which will include all pertinent information). This needs to be completed and returned with the registration deposit of $500 before we can reserve your place.

We can only accept the first twelve who register, so don't delay! (There will be a waiting list in case someone cancels.)

The total cost (which includes transportation between the TRI airport and the hotel) is $1895. 

Information about how to submit the first 50 pages of your manuscript for critique is on the registration form.

The remaining payment of $1395 is due January 15th. (Our refund policy is included on the registration form.)

Please pay by check or money order. 
If you need to pay with PayPal, please add a 3% service fee.