Lisa Bullard and I, as Mentors for Rent, led the Redbery?Writers’ Intensive in Wisconsin recently. From Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch, we met individually with the attending?writers. We got to meet with each writer for four separate consultations, and they had the opportunity for a Skype critique with editor Aaron Frisch of Creative Editions. The writers had tons of feedback and writing time, and Lisa and I had a terrific time working with them. And then we stayed on for part of the Northwoods Children’s Book Conference immediately afterward.
It definitely wasn’t a retreat for us, and we had virtually no time off, but it was really rewarding to work with each writer to solve career or manuscript problems. Lisa and I are trying to figure out how to make our writers’ intensive something we can take on the road to various writers’ critique groups and organizations. It’s hard to make it affordable with that much one-on-one (well, two-on-one) time, but we’ll be meeting later this month to see if we can come up with a working business model.
Here’s a slideshow (it only shows pics taken during group or free time, though!). Not sure why the captions disappear so fast. This is my first try making a movie in Picasa.
Or you can just view my Picasa album and go through the pics at your own speed or click Slideshow in the upper left corner. It will play automatically, but the captions show up longer.