October 4, 2020 - October 7, 2020

Storytelling is the ancient art of entertaining others with a powerful story. What better way to learn the craft than a novelist retreat in the mountains. Through small group instruction and hands-on exercises from bestselling writers, the craftsman is able to focus on building strengths from challenges. Writers developing all levels of their career will benefit from one-on-one consultations, brainstorming, and instructions. Join us October 4-7, 2020 for hours of hard work, spiritual renewal, and building the craft of novel writing.

Cost:

  • Program Fee:  $250.00 per person
  • Accommodations:  $75.00 per room, per night
  • Meals:  $105.00 per person, includes Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tuesday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wednesday breakfast, and lunch.

 

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Promotional Material

Mountainside Novelist Retreat Flyer

Mountainside Novelist Retreat Insert

Mountainside Novelist Retreat Poster

Mountainside Novelist Retreat Slide


Sunday 
 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration
 3:15 - 3:40   Edie and DiAnn Welcome to Mountainside Novelist’s Retreat. 
This will be an overview of classes, introduction to faculty, vision shared, and a quick look at the schedule.
 3:45 - 4:00   Icebreaker that is fiction-focused
 4:15 - 5:15   Opening class -  Quirky Characterization & Quirkier Backstory: DiAnn
 5:30 - 6:30   Supper
 7:00 - 8:15   Panel - Writing the way God Created You
Monday
 7:15 - 8:15   Breakfast
 8:30 - 8:50   Announcements & Devotion
 9:00 - 10:15   No Panic Plotting - Lynette
10:30 - 11:45  Meet with Individual Teams
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch
 1:00 - 3:30   Private appointments or writing time 
 3:45 - 4:30   Team Time
 4:45 - 5:15   Picky Point of View - DiAnn *
 5:30 - 6:30   Supper
 7:00 - 8:15   World Building/Setting - Edie
Tuesday
 7:15 - 8:15   Breakfast
 8:30 - 8:50   Announcements & Devotion
 9:00 - 10:15 Emotion & Symbols: Blood, Sweat & Tears - DiAnn
10:30 - 11:45  Meet with Individual Teams
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch
 1:00 - 4:00   Private appointments or writing time
 4:15 - 5:15   Say It Like You Mean It - Dialogue - Lynette
 5:30 - 6:30   Supper
 7:00 - 8:15   Panel Q&A or Meet with Teams
Wednesday
 7:15 - 8:15   Breakfast
 8:30 - 8:50   Announcements & Devotional
 9:00 - 10:15  Writer, Edit Thyself - Edie
10:30 - 11:00  Meet with Individual Teams 
11:15 - 11:45  Farewell
 12:00 - 1:00   Lunch
 
 

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