Career Authors Writers' Retreat 2024 - MIT Endicott House
  • Writers' Retreat 2024
     April 12, 2024 - April 14, 2024
     12:00 pm - 10:30 am

THE CAREER AUTHORS ALL-NEW WRITING WEEKEND

Take your writing to the next level: The Career Authors Road Map to Success

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Individual attention for you and your work-in-progress from experienced professionals–in this exclusive one-of-a kind a weekend of craft, creativity, and camaraderie in a gorgeous mansion (with fabulous food!)

 

Make this the year you write your novel or memoir—and we can show you the way with classes, critiques and the insider how-to of publishing.

 

Space is limited to provide for the inclusion of one-on-one consultations.
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The perfect gift for any aspiring writer!

 


 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

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FRIDAY

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1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Endicott: Welcome and Lunch

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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Opening Session: All About YOUR Book

*What Are You Writing and How Can We Help?

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Break

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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM  Paula Munier, literary agent and USA Today bestselling author

Commercialize Your Book: Discover YOUR Book’s Selling Points

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Break

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4:00 PM – 5:30 PM First Page Critiques

The Career Authors Discuss and Critique YOUR First Page 

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Break

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6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktail Party with Faculty

DINNER With the Career Authors

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9:00 PM Writers Circles

Informal Gathering of attendees to find critique/practice partners and writers in your genre

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SATURDAY

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Brian Andrews, Wall Street Journal and Amazon #1 bestselling author

Secrets of Structure: How to elevate and organize your manuscript

 

Break

 

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today and Amazon #1 bestselling author and Emmy-winning reporter

The Power of SuspenseTake Your Storytelling to the Next Level

 

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Career Authors Panel

The World of Publishing: The Inside Story

 

12 :00 PM – 1:00 PM  Lunch

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Jessica Strawser, USA Today bestselling author and Writer’s Digest Editor-at-Large

Who’s Who & Why: Taking Your Characters and Voice to the Next Level

 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Dana Isaacson Big 5 publishing executive and editor

Deep-Dive Editing: Take your First Draft to the Next Level 

 

Break

 

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM YOUR Personal Manuscript Consultation

Your first five pages!  Your one-on-one critique session with your Career Author mentor

Each attendee will have their first five pages read and critiqued by one of the Career Authors, and get specific success-oriented book advice and career guidance!

 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Cocktails with Faculty

 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Celebratory Banquet Dinner

 

9:00 PM Writers Circles

Informal gathering of attendees to discuss plotting, pitch and progress

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING

 

8:00 AM Breakfast

 

8:30 AM –  9:30 AM

LOGLINE SLAM! The Career Authors will listen, critique, and help take your logline to the next level

 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Career Authors Panel

Ask Us Anything! Everything you wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask. We’ll have inside scoop, straight answers, and experienced guidance

 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Closing Remarks/Thank You

 

Book Signing

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To allow for personal consultations, space is limited. 
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Note: Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to event for refund.
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Details Price Qty
Writers' Retreat - (All classes, critiques, sessions, meetings and receptions, plus all snacks and meals excluding Saturday banquet)show details + $546.85 USD  
Saturday Reception & Banquet Dinnershow details + $95.23 USD*  
Overnight Room - Friday 04/12show details + $250.00 USD  
Overnight Room - Saturday 04/13show details + $250.00 USD  

* price includes taxes



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