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by WritersBlock
10 Jun 2016, 18:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 7336

Re: Saying Hello

FranktheFrank wrote:Hello Michael
I have a half completed historical novel, I wanted to join the other forums but got lost in the maze. I did register, but it seems to have vanished.
That's bizarre. Best to register again with a different user name/email.

M
by WritersBlock
10 Jun 2016, 18:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 7336

Re: Saying Hello

  perhaps a read that will probably appear on college reading lists   Perhaps, but I am not an academic and they won't recognize me for that reason, much less ever consider the book for an academic-sponsored award, of which there are many. I'm not complaining, just for the record. Call me, Mike, pl...
by WritersBlock
04 Jun 2016, 19:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 7336

Re: Saying Hello

BTW, both the dimensions and bytes for avatars have been greatly expanded on the board.

Just sayin...

M
by WritersBlock
04 Jun 2016, 18:37
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 7336

Saying Hello

Good to see the Block filled with poets. I miss hanging out.

Cheers
by WritersBlock
06 Feb 2016, 22:57
Forum: St. Augustine Author-Mentor Workshops
Topic: Assignments - French Q and St. A Novel Workshops
Replies: 53
Views: 52617

Assignments - French Q and St. A Novel Workshops

Algonkian Writer Conferences - Pre-Event Writer Assignments For the St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop attendees only Below are seven assignments which include readings and links. All of these are vital to reaching an understanding of what elements go into the writing of a commercially viab...
by WritersBlock
19 Feb 2015, 04:41
Forum: Algonkian Writer Retreat
Topic: Algonkian Writer Retreat Assignments and Readings
Replies: 68
Views: 82694

Algonkian Writer Retreat Assignments and Readings

Algonkian Writer Conferences - Pre-Event Writer Assignments Below are seven assignments that include readings and links. All are vital to reaching an understanding of what elements go into the writing of a commercially viable literary project, whether novel or narrative non-fiction. There is more t...
by WritersBlock
13 Jan 2015, 21:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: MOVE TO NEW SERVER
Replies: 1
Views: 2460

MOVE TO NEW SERVER

Dear Blockers,

We moved a new server yesterday and just worked out the kinks. If you see any problems write me at writerworkshops (at) earthlink.net with subject line WRITER'S BLOCK TECH.

Thanks.

Michael Neff
by WritersBlock
28 Aug 2014, 04:26
Forum: Algonkian Novel Workshop Forum
Topic: Algonkian Park and Port Townsend Assignment Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 21013

Algonkian Park and Port Townsend Assignment Forum

Algonkian Writer Conferences - Pre-Event Writer Assignments For the Algonkian Park Workshop Retreat Only Below are seven assignments which include readings and links. All of these are vital to reaching an understanding of what elements go into the writing of a commercially viable literary project, ...
by WritersBlock
09 Jul 2014, 22:57
Forum: New York Pitch Conference Novel Execution Forum
Topic: Group III
Replies: 0
Views: 5681

Group III

For alum group of three or so to post their work. All can reply to this message and create a thread of posts and discussion below.
by WritersBlock
09 Jul 2014, 22:55
Forum: New York Pitch Conference Novel Execution Forum
Topic: Group II
Replies: 12
Views: 16308

Group II

For alum group of three or so to post their work. All can reply to this message and create a thread of posts and discussion below.
by WritersBlock
09 Jul 2014, 22:55
Forum: New York Pitch Conference Novel Execution Forum
Topic: Group I
Replies: 22
Views: 37716

Group I

For alum group of three or so to post their work. All can reply to this message and create a thread of posts and discussion below.
by WritersBlock
08 Jul 2014, 22:56
Forum: New York Pitch Conference Work and Discussion - SF/F, GF, Historical
Topic: Craft for New York Pitch Conference Alums
Replies: 0
Views: 11255

Craft for New York Pitch Conference Alums

For all those using these forums, here is a listing of craft articles using a "three layer" approach to the novel:

www.authorsalon.com/craft/view/105/
by WritersBlock
08 Jul 2014, 22:08
Forum: New York Pitch Conference Novel Execution Forum
Topic: New York Pitch Conference Novel Analysis and Execution
Replies: 0
Views: 5385

New York Pitch Conference Novel Analysis and Execution

The following are the bullet criteria for effective examination and analysis of fiction narrative in the novel. Workshop members will employ each of the following and rate (1-5) each bullet, including at least 50 words of text to support the rating. The goal is not to be hypercritical at all costs....
by WritersBlock
04 Nov 2013, 19:44
Forum: Algonkian Writers Conference - Contracts and Comments
Topic: Algonkian Writers Conference - Contracts and Comments
Replies: 6
Views: 28477

Algonkian Writers Conference - Contracts and Comments

What Makes the Algonkian Writers Conference Approach Unique? Algonkian emphasizes that you, the aspiring author, must understand and master three major areas pertaining to novel writing before you can hope to realistically compete in today's market. First, the art of the drama as it applies to stru...
by WritersBlock
08 Sep 2013, 02:12
Forum: Algonkian Novel Writing Courses and Program Review
Topic: Algonkian Novel Writing Courses - Reviews and Interviews
Replies: 10
Views: 24253

Algonkian Novel Writing Courses - Reviews and Interviews

Links to commercial contracts and agent signings related to Algonkian conferences, the New York Pitch, and Algonkian Author Salon can be found at http://novelwriting.algonkianconferences.com/ReviewsInterviews.htm Interviews with aspiring authors in the Algonkian novel writing courses and program: _...
by WritersBlock
09 May 2013, 04:53
Forum: Algonkian Novel Workshop Forum
Topic: Algonkian Novel Workshop Assignments - Sample Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 45622

Algonkian Novel Workshop Assignments - Sample Forum

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF ALGONKIAN ONLINE FORUM ASSIGNMENTS AND READINGS WHICH APPLY TO ALL EVENTS - ALL WRITERS ATTENDING EVENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH LOGINS TO THE FORUM __________________ Algonkian Writer Conferences - Pre-Event Writer Assignments Below are seven assignments that include readi...
by WritersBlock
09 May 2013, 00:35
Forum: Reviews of Algonkian Writer Conferences - Aspiring Authors and Professionals
Topic: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conferences
Replies: 28
Views: 60934

Re: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conference

A Sample of Reviews for Algonkian Writer Conferences and Events More reviews at: http://www.algonkianconferences.com/commentary.htm ____________________________ Authors talk about their experience at Algonkian's New York Pitch Conference I have already had a novel published by a major publisher, bu...
by WritersBlock
30 Apr 2013, 02:35
Forum: Reviews of Algonkian Writer Conferences - Aspiring Authors and Professionals
Topic: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conferences
Replies: 28
Views: 60934

Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conferences

A Sample of Reviews for Algonkian Writer Conferences and Events More reviews at: http://www.algonkianconferences.com/commentary.htm and more reviews below by authors and Algonkian alums. ____________________________ I just wanted to let you know that the conference did me a world of good. I had not...
by WritersBlock
09 Feb 2013, 02:17
Forum: Algonkian Novel Workshop Forum
Topic: Algonkian Novel Workshop Assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 59548

Algonkian Novel Workshop Assignments

Algonkian Writer Conferences - Pre-Event Writer Assignments For the Algonkian Novel Workshop Writers Only Below are seven assignments which include readings and links. All of these are vital to reaching an understanding of what elements go into the writing of a commercially viable literary project,...
by WritersBlock
09 Feb 2013, 02:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: me and her in the rain
Replies: 6
Views: 6103

Re: me and her in the rain

Thank you for posting this. Please encourage others to join and bring some new life to this board.
by WritersBlock
19 Dec 2012, 02:50
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - Reviews By Successful Writers
Topic: New York Pitch Conference Reviews
Replies: 35
Views: 27628

New York Pitch Conference Reviews

:!: Contracts and Brass Ring Notes at "New York Pitch Conference News" http://newyorkpitchconference.com/pc-news.htm :shock: http://newyorkpitchconference.com/contracts.jpg _________________ "As the better days grew farther apart, I decided maybe there was something wrong with my story that I couldn...
by WritersBlock
18 Dec 2012, 00:31
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: To The Block Administrator
Replies: 1
Views: 3042

Re: To The Block Administrator

Sorry, there isn't.
by WritersBlock
09 Dec 2012, 00:46
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Talks Agent Query While Writers Talk and Share
Topic: Michael Neff of Algonkian Writer Conferences - On Craft
Replies: 5
Views: 24205

Michael Neff of Algonkian Writer Conferences - On Craft

Algonkian Writer Conferences director and author Michael Neff contributes articles to Author Salon on the art of fiction. Table of Contents here and other articles listed below: http://www.authorsalon.com/craft/ ___________________________________________ Author Salon Reviews Craft Points and Epiph...
by WritersBlock
10 Aug 2007, 00:41
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - Sample Projects
Topic: Please Read and Follow This Procedure
Replies: 0
Views: 9573

Please Read and Follow This Procedure

Dear NYC Pitch and Shop Alumni, IF your novel manuscript is complete and you feel it is 100%, then feel free to take advantage of this forum. Agents will be stopping by to look. They are not interested in manuscripts that are not as good and complete as you can make them. Directions as follows. Make...

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