Romance Writers of Australia is delighted to announce the 2011
5 Day Intensive Workshop (5DI).
The aim is to help aspiring writers develop their completed manuscript and hone their writing craft. This workshop will be open to unpublished RWA members.
Congratulations to the twelve participants for 5DI 2011 who will join a 'pod' suited to their target length.
Single Title Pod:
Jennifer St George
Tina Marie Clark
Special note for Rebecca Skrabl who was selected but was not able to attend. Congratulations on getting through, Rebecca.
Following the success of the first 5DI, Romance Writers of Australia
(RWA) is running another 5 Day Intensive (5DI) Manuscript Development
Workshop in 2011. The aim is to help members to polish their manuscripts
and hone their writing craft.
The 5DI 2011 is an INTENSIVE, 5 day, live-in workshop where you, an aspiring author, will work closely with a mentor, who also lives-in. Your mentor will be an experienced writer, who has been published in your genre. The mentor will read your manuscript prior to the workshop and provide a constructive report on your manuscript at the workshop's commencement. Over the course of the 5 days you will do rewrites based on your mentor's continuing feedback, which is provided during daily one-on-one sessions. You will be one of a small group, consisting of (approximately) 7 aspiring writers in the same (or similar) genre, and your mentor.
This program has been created by RWA to help members develop their manuscripts. Please note that you should not expect to leave 5DI with a submission-ready manuscript. Selection and attendance at this program does not guarantee publication.
Manuscripts submitted to this workshop must be the entrant's original work. The manuscripts can be in any romantic sub genre, including mainstream books with romantic elements.
This workshop is open to all members of RWA who are unpublished and over 18 years of age. For the purposes of the 5DI, unpublished' is deemed to be a writer who has not been published in novel length fiction (over 40,000 words), in the last 5 years.
The completed manuscript submitted in the entry process will be the manuscript worked on by the entrant and the mentor.
Successful entrants must be committed to attending the one week 5DI Workshop in July, 2011 in Brisbane. They must live-in at the selected accommodation and a lap top computer is a necessity to work on during the week.
How to Enter
Entries have closed for the 2011 5DI, and successful entrants have
See FAQs. If you have further questions contact the Coordinator on 5DIcoord@romanceaustralia.com
This workshop is an initiative of Romance Writers of Australia.