Wondering how your writing stacks up? Had a few rejections and want to ferret out why? Or you are just not sure where your manuscript is heading?
We offer three opportunities for critiques, our Advanced Manuscript Critiques arranged ahead of the conference, and two opportunities to meet with writing experts at the conference with Writing Doctor sessions and Right Here, Write Now sessions. See below for more information.
Our instructors are available to provide you with feedback for your first 10 pages of your fiction or nonfiction manuscript (double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman or Courier). You choose a critique mentor and a time to meet at the conference during your Registration process. They read your work prior to the conference and then sit down with you during your scheduled time to provide feedback for you as you continue to hone and define your work. You will meet with your instructor at the conference for 30 minutes for a personal meeting. If you are interested in this service please submit your pages by March 5, 2019, the fee is 105.00. $125.00 after March 5, 2019.
Here’s what you may send:
Send your critique material to:
Writers’ Institute Critiques,
21 N. Park St. 7th Floor,
Madison, WI 53715,
Email it as a Word document for PC or a Rich Text File (RTF) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have your meeting scheduled when you register. If you miss your meeting, we will do everything possible to reschedule during the regularly scheduled conference hours, otherwise your material will be held at the Writers’ Institute Registration/Helpdesk located in the Concourse Hotel or mailed to you after the conference. (Please contact Laura Kahl to make those mailing arrangements.)
Conference perennial favorite Dr. Kevin Mullen, assumes the moniker of the “Writing Doctor” and helps writers with a range of ailments. He’s available for 30-minute sessions on Friday and Saturday at the conference. Want a quick one-page critique? Perhaps you have a question about a query letter, or how about a question about voice or the tone of a certain paragraph? All of these topics are welcomed – and more. Sessions are $20 each. Sign up during your Registration.
Right Here, Write Now Critiques are 30-minute sessions conducted by some of our talented speakers. Each of these speakers will give you their undivided attention for an in-the-moment critique of your work. You can opt for a critique of, or questions about a list of genres and subjects such as historical fiction, memoir, marketing, Young Adult, query letters – you name it.
Here is a list of our Right Here, Write Now Critique experts and their specialties:
Right Here, Write Now Critiques are $20 and there is no limit to the number of critiques you may want to request. Just simply sign up for the date and time while you register for the conference. Your conference schedule will reflect your meeting time.
What to bring to your Right Here, Write Now Critique session: