Eric Bell, Middle Grade Author

KNoW: Kidlit Novel Workshop

Are you a middle grade or young adult writer looking for a weekly workshop where you can hone your craft, receive feedback from a published novelist, and engage with a community of fellow writers?

Presenting…the Kidlit Novel Writing Workshop (or KNoW for short)!

KNoW is a virtual workshop combining a critique group, a freewriting prompt session, and one-on-one time with an experienced writer and teacher (that’s me!).

Participants in prior workshops worked on middle grade and young adult stories, explored writing topics, and critiqued each other’s work in a supportive environment. KNoW is open to writers of all skill levels – all you need is the desire to write middle grade or young adult novels. (And a computer, I guess.)

Timing – Runs for 10 weeks (plus a few days of prep to get used to the chat client if need be), meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm Eastern
Dates – Wednesday, February 17, through Monday, April 26
Place – Online on Discord, a free online text-based chat client that also has functionality for audio and video calls and allows group communication anytime.
Participants – Up to 10 writers max.

I am currently offering a different track for participants who either can’t make or aren’t interested in both Monday manuscripts and Wednesday prompts. Now there’s an option to only sign up for either Mondays or Wednesdays. This is a way to bring folks in who might have been unable to commit to the full experience. You can still sign up for both nights if you like.

If you sign up for Mondays only, you get:
– the ability to submit and receive feedback, both positive and constructive, on up to 20 pages throughout the ten weeks
– a 15-minute writing consultation with me
– access to the Discord channel, where you can share and benefit from writing information and tips
Note that there is a commitment in the Monday track to also provide written feedback on other participants’ manuscripts.

If you sign up for Wednesdays only, you get:
– one night a week guaranteed writing time, with custom writing prompts devised by me- the ability to share your new work in a positive-feedback-only atmosphere
– a 15-minute writing consultation with me
– access to the #prompts channel on Discord, where all prior prompts are posted, as well as access to the rest of the channel

And if you sign up for both Mondays and Wednesdays, you get:
– everything listed above: manuscripts on Mondays, prompts on Wednesdays, and full access to the Discord channel
– a 30-minute writing consultation with me

You might be more interested in one night over the other depending on what stage your writing is at. Maybe you’d do better with time for freewriting, or maybe you’d benefit more from the structure of submitting ten pages twice during the workshop. Or maybe you’d benefit from both – often I see stories started on Wednesday become Monday manuscripts.

The cost for ten weeks of the workshop:
Mondays only: $157
Wednesdays only: $87
Full KNoW experience (Mondays + Wednesdays): $217
Signing up for both nights is the most economical method.

What to do if you’re interested:
– Half of the cost is due by February 10 to reserve your place; the other half is due the first night of the workshop.
– Spaces are limited, so place your deposit soon!

For more information, contact:

ericbellwriter[at]gmail[dot]com

or post any questions in the comments of this page. Hope to write with you soon!

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