As February comes to a close, we’re reflecting fondly on our fabulous Women & Words at Willows Lodge publishing retreat. What a weekend it was! Thanks to everyone who made it possible, from the inspiring attendees (who had terrific book ideas!) to the team at the amazing Willows Lodge in Woodinville. We’re warming up on this chilly afternoon with survey feedback from our attendees, who gave us an overwhelmingly positive response—including a 100% satisfaction rate and a unanimous rating of “excellent”! (Aw, shucks.) The retreat was a real pleasure for us too. We love helping burgeoning writers navigate their path to publication—and we admit, we don’t mind doing it in five-star accommodations. (After all, great ideas are often born in a deep-soaking bathtub!)
While you’ll have to wait until next January for the next Willows Lodge retreat, we have some other motivating options in the meantime. We hope you’ll join us in May for our new four-week course, Publishing Your Book in Today’s Marketplace, via University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education (UWPCE). This hands-on and results-oriented class takes place on the UW Seattle campus on Thursday evenings, 5/7-5/28. Give us a month, we’ll get your book proposal ready to submit! Registration is open now and space is limited. Click here for more info or to register.
From June 25-28, we’re excited to be in Bellingham for the 2015 Chuckanut Writers Conference! As a special prequel to the festivities, we’re offering a “master class” on our core curriculum, Secrets of a Successful Proposal, on Thursday, June 25, from 1-5pm. Space is limited! Then we’ll show you how to Build a Killer Author Platform on June 27. Check out all the literary luminaries on the schedule: Erik Larson, Elizabeth George, Stephanie Kallos, Molly Wizenberg, Kate Lebo, and more. It’s going to be good. Click here for more info or to register.
Remember, spring is a great time to recharge your writing project. Hope to see you soon!