Some workshop participants have asked if the presenters would do a quick assessment of their 'work-in-progress'. Unfortunately, there is not time for all attendees to be given this privilege, but we have come up with a way around this.
From July 1st all workshops will include an opportunity for 4 lucky winners to have their manuscript assessed by our exciting presenters and one to win a FREE workshop!
CONDITIONS: The manuscript must be in the genre of the workshop being presented. Below are a list of July’s workshops and presenters, with guidelines for the competition for each. See the Gondor website for more information. The first place winner will get a FREE workshop and a 15 minute consultation and assessment. The 3 runners-up will receive a FREE 15 minute consultation and assessment of their entry.
July 5th Paul Collins: Workshop—Fantasy Creation and World building.
Competition: Send through the first 20 pages and a synopsis for your fantasy, speculative fiction, or science fiction novel by June 28th. Paul Collins is also a publisher from Ford Street Publishing.
Book Launch: At this workshop, we will also launch Paul’s new book in the Warlock’s Child series: The Burning Sea.
July 5th Meredith Costain: Workshop—Writing for early readers for the education market.
Competition: Send through the manuscript for your chapter book for early readers by June 28th.
Book Launch: At this workshop, we will also launch Meredith’s new book in the Ella series: I [Heart] Pets.
July 11th: Ron Day: Workshop –Memoir.
Competition: Send through the first 20 pages of the manuscript for your memoir by July 1st.
July 18th Aleesah Darlison: Workshop—Introduction to Making Picture Books. (Now a one day workshop)
Competition: Send through the manuscript for your picture book by July 10th.
July 25 & 26th: Elaine Ouston: Workshop—Creating Memorable Characters – 2 day intensive workshop.
Competition: Send through the first 20 pages and a synopsis for your manuscript (any genre) by July 15th. Elaine Ouston is also a publisher from Morris Publishing Australia.
HOW TO ENTER: Enter the competition by booking your workshop and sending your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first prize winner will have their booking fee refunded.
For more information on the competition, workshops and bookings go to http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshops.html