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 12 - 19 2016 ~ WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP (WRW) ~
Oblate Retreat & Conference Center, in the heart of San Antonio, Texas
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; 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 2016 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 can find pirated copies of Gary's VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP. Feel free to do so. 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 to the right of this column.
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
Strong Characters. Conflict. Surprise. Master the cornerstones of great writing.
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.
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."
(References to BAFFLED are also in Make Your Words Work as well as in Gary's DVD / MP3 Course, the VIDEO NOVEL WORKSHOP.)
At long last, available in eBook format!