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.
IT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN MAY, 2016
May 12 - 19 2016 ~ WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP (WRW) ~
Oblate Retreat & Conference Center, in the heart of San Antonio, Texas
FEATURED (WRITER UNBOXED) GUEST AUTHOR/INSTRUCTOR: DAVID CORBETT (THE ART OF CHARACTER).
Guest staff includes Literary Agent, Michelle Johnson and authors: Arianne "Tex" Thompson, Joe Lansdale, and Reavis Wortham.
WRW core staff includes: Program Director/Instructor, Jason Sitzes; Editor-in-Residence/Instructor, Carol "Doc" Dougherty; Program Manager, Lisa Willars-Pirc; full-time "character"/multi-published author/instructor, Les Edgerton; Fiction Mentor, Matt Brock; Media Promotions, Larry Brill; and -- whether in spirit or in-person, Gary and Gail Provost, co-founders.
WRW 2015 FEATURED: NYC LITERARY AGENT/INSTRUCTOR, DONALD MAASS, (of one of the leading agencies for fiction writers: Donald Maass Literary Agency); and Editor/Author, RICHARD THOMAS. This 2015 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO says it all.
And caught on video. Full time supporter and guest instructor Les Edgerton, who will be part of the staff in 2016, gives his NUMBER ONE TIP for every author.
FIND ALL THE DETAILS FOR WRW 2017 HERE:
GARY'S NOVEL-WRITING DVD COURSE:
"VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP"
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 at your own pace! Gary's warm teaching style makes the learning fun, and best of all, easy to absorb.
"Out there" on the internet you may find pirated copies of Gary's VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP. However, if you would like your own official DVD Collector's Edition and have it delivered to your door, contact me, Gail Provost, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or click the quick link for ordering on the left sidebar.
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.
Instruction for Writers
Gary’s invaluable, easy-to-use handbook helps you solve any and all writing problems — whether you are a student, business person or professional writer. Timeless!
Another timeless guide to help you fashion your own creative style by avoiding weak and wasted words.
“A crystallization of Gary Provost’s writing wisdom... philosophy made practical.”
—Writer’s Digest Books
Are you an aspiring author? You are, aren't you! Well, here, Gary and Peter examine every secret, every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. With an outstanding array of examples, you can learn to master the cornerstones of great writing. Step by step. (An original Writer's Digest publication, it is now available to writers in ebook format from online booksellers.)
Master techniques of ripping stories from the headlines for fun and profit.
The Freelance Writer's Handbook contains a wealth of information on leads, query letters, markets and making money off of writing. This had been THE little manual for freelancers . . . back in the day.
The most popular of Gary's novels is now available as an eBook. AND is also now an AUDIBLE book. It's hilarious. It's so . . . Gary.
Gary and Gail's second collaboration. An inspiring book for young people, and people young at heart, who dare to dream big.