Ready for Boot Camp?

Nevada City Boot Camp

Over the last few years, C.S. Lakin and I have been running boot camps in South Lake Tahoe, CA, focused on plotting your novel. But last year we added a Scene Mastery Boot Camp.  This is from Susanne’s blog.  Join us in Nevada City this May for the Scene Boot Camp.  It’s my hometown and I’d love to show you around!

I added the Scene Boot Camp because I know how hard it is to craft a scene. There are so many considerations in the process, and I’ve never seen even a one-hour workshop on scene structure. And honestly, you can’t learn all you need to know about scene structure in one hour, let alone one day.

As with the Plotting Madness Boot Camps, the Scene Mastery camps are intimate, hands-on small-group workshops that allow for intense personal attention and have writers actually writing and rewriting scenes. What makes a boot camp so special is getting that direct feedback and suggestions from other writers.

It Takes a Village

I’m a big supporter of group process. We writers sit locked in our cages most of the time, alone and plodding along without any help. And while that’s fine for most people most of the time, and especially for seasoned writers who know what they’re doing, a lot of beginning writers could really use that help to steer them in a good direction when it comes to plotting and scene structure.

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Published by catharinebramkamp

Catharine Bramkamp is a successful writing coach and author. She has published over 300 newspaper and magazine articles in publications like Modern Maturity (AARP), SF Chronicle and Santa Rosa Magazine. She was a contributor to two Chicken Soup Books and has published anthologies of her work, non-fiction works and novels. Her work has also appeared in a number of poetry and fiction anthologies. She has experimented with the self-publishing world since 2001. She has published and self-published seven books through companies like Author House, author assist companies like 3L Publishing and through traditional publishers like Write Life. Her poetry collection, Ammonia Sunrise, will be released in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press and her mystery novel, In Good Faith will be released by Write Life in 2011. Catharine holds a BA in English from UCSB and a MA in English from Sonoma State University. She is a 25 year member of California Writer’s Club. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. She works with authors of both fiction and non-fiction to make their dream of producing a book come true. For more information on that, visit her at www.YourBookStartsHere.com Catharine has lived in Sonoma County for 25 years and considers wine a food group. She is married to an adorable and very patient man who complains he’s never featured in any of her books. Her grown children who are featured in a few of her books have fled the county.

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