GARY PROVOST ~ "The Writer's Writer"


The WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP (WRW) was founded in 1987 by Gary and Gail Provost to provide an intimate, intensive, personalized residential program for serious writers, with the goal of offering as much instruction, current nuts and bolts information, writing and editing time, and 1-1 feedback as conceivably possible, all within peaceful surroundings and with a whole lot of heart.

May 14 - 21, 2015 ~ WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP (WRW) ~
Oblate Retreat & Conference Center, in the heart of San Antonio, Texas

FEATURING: NYC LITERARY AGENT/​INSTRUCTOR, DONALD MAASS, (of one of the leading agencies for fiction writers: Donald Maass Literary Agency).

This year's core staff includes long-time Program Director, Jason Sitzes; Program Manager, Lisa Pirc; the incomparable full-time "character"/​writer/​author/​instructor, Les Edgerton; and former WRW Course Instructor, Carol "Doc" Dougherty.



Gary's breakthrough 23-unit video course: home-study program for writers (of all genres) passionate about learning to improve,develop and complete their works-in-progress for publication.

Whether you have only an idea for your book or have been struggling with your novel or narrative nonfiction manuscript for what seems like eons, you'll discover that Gary's course takes you by the hand through the entire process, step-by-entertaining-step. It's easy for you to concentrate on your work in the comfort of your own home, learn then apply, and be able to do so at your own pace! Gary's warm teaching style makes the learning fun, and best of all, easy to absorb.

For more details or for special orders, contact Gail at: learnfromgary@​ or click the quick link for information about the VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP.

WRITING TO WIN VIDEO WORKSHOP - (While Supplies Last), included with the VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP COLLECTOR'S EDITION: Gary's 75-minute DVD that teaches everyone at home or at the office how to instantly improve their writing skills.

“Provost is your in-house writing coach. He laces common sense advice with humor and specifics and, best of all, he makes it easy.”
– Ken Lizotte, CMC, President, Emerson Consulting Group, Inc.


Non-Fiction: How-To Instruction for Writers
Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, Gary's invaluable, easy-to-use handbook helps you solve any and all writing problems -- whether you're a student, business person or professional writer. Timeless!
Timeless instruction of proven techniques for effective writing. “A crystallization of Gary Provost’s writing wisdom... philosophy made practical.”
--Writer’s Digest Books
Gary's voice shines through in this, his final work of fiction -- which was to have been the first of a new comic mystery series, starring "the most likable--and unlikely--sleuth to come along in years." Originally a mass market publication by Berkley Prime Crime, it remains available as an Author's Guild trade paperback, and will soon be available to fans as an eBook from Crossroad Press. (References to BAFFLED are also in Make Your Words Work as well as in Gary's DVD / MP3 Course, the VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP.)
Non-Fiction: How-To Instruction for Writers; Biography; True Drama/True Crime

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