COVID-19 updates: We are excited to announce that the 2021 Writers' Institute will take place April 8-11, 2021. See the UW–Madison Smart Restart website for information on how the university will welcome students back to campus in fall 2020.

Right Here, Write Now Critiques at Writers’ Institute-Register Now

Right Here, Write Now Critiques — 30-minute sessions

These sessions are filling up fast. Don’t miss this opportunity to work one-on-one with experts in your genre.

Back by popular demand, Right Here, Write Now Critiques are 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, including historical fiction, memoir, marketing, young adult, query letters — you name it.

Right Here, Write Now Critique experts and their specialties:

  • Valerie Biel — Middle grade, young adult, indie publishing topics
  • Debra Brenegan — Novels of all genres, but especially historical, contemporary, and literary; short stories and short story collections
  • Laurie Buchanan — Nonfiction, suspense/thriller fiction
  • r.r. campbell — Science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction
  • Kat Falls — Young adult, fiction
  • Matt Geiger — Creative nonfiction
  • Shaun Harris — Crime, humor, comic books
  • Melissa Houghton — Diversity and social media awareness topics
  • Terri Karsten — Historical fiction
  • Charles Long — Children’s, young adult, humor, horror
  • Rex Owens — Historical fiction, nonfiction magazine articles, radio show host
  • Michael Popke — Freelance writing, fiction
  • Greg Renz — Commercial/upmarket fiction
  • Sue Roupp — Memoir, fiction
  • Jen Rubin — Storytelling
  • Rachel Werner — Marketing, PR, social media
  • Kristine Zeigler — Fiction, creative nonfiction

Right Here, Write Now Critiques are $20, and there is no limit to the number of critiques you may request. Simply sign up for the date and time while you register for the conference. Your conference schedule will reflect your meeting time.