SUPER-MINI-CONFERENCE

July 27-28 at the Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, Indiana.
Friday 8:30 am through Saturday 12:30 pm. {Just $199} 

A dynamic day-and-a-half with a decidedly different structure—shorter, smaller, less expensive, with a strong emphasis on helping you reach your writing goals.

This MWW Craft + Community super mini is designed for writers of every level in their careers.

Our programming focuses on key areas such as craft improvement, genre knowledge, finding critique partners, and forming writing support groups to help improve your writing. Get feedback from experts and friendly peers. Sharing your work and reading your work will allow you to pinpoint sagging plot lines, breaks in character and more. The give-and-take, along with honest feedback, is a win for all.

Whether you’re a published author or a novice exploring writing for the first time, you’ll find your place here, among teachers and fellow writers in a small group environment. It’s time to grow your network and nurture your identity as a writer. We have mentors to help.

MWW ONGOING

Available Courses: Which course is calling your name?

Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity: a 4-week course taught by J. Brent Bill with tips and techniques for connecting with your writer’s heart – and discovering themes and concerns that will bring your writing to life (includes 10-pg manuscript review). ~ Cost: $150

Deepening Conflict in Your Novel: a 2-week course taught by Shirley Jump. Learn the difference between conflict and tension, how to create conflicts that aren’t just arguments, and developing conflict from your characters. ~ Cost: $75

The Building Blocks of a Great Novel: a 6-unit course taught by Dianne Drake (includes manuscript evaluation!) for beginning writers to help you discover all the key elements common to every great novel – elements that will make your novel great, too! Cost ~ $149

Word Play: offers writing exercises that explore diction and figurative language choices, helping you develop voice in your stories, essays, and poems. Join any time ~ Cost: $50