June 13-15, 2008
This summer, Biscayne Writers is hosting a series of writing workshops.
The first workshop featured Marcela Landres, who told participants how to get the attention of those big NY publishers:
“The workshop has given me a much needed boost in motivation and energy… not to mention self-confidence.” — Mark Springle
“I loved the angels exercise, and Biscayne Writers created a great atmosphere.” — Milca Esdaille
“I had the loveliest time! Thank YOU for organizing a unique writing conference.” — Marcela Landres
Free Writing With Discipline featuring Marcela Landres
Marcela Landres is an Editorial Consultant who works one-on-one with writers providing developmental editing for manuscripts, critiques for book proposals, and strategic advice on how to launch and manage a successful writing career. She works with writers of all backgrounds in fiction and nonfiction, and specializes in helping Latino writers get published. She is also the Publisher of Latinidad®, a free career advice newsletter for Latinos which was chosen as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers by Writer’s Digest Magazine.
She was formerly an editor at Simon & Schuster for seven years, where she acquired and edited the bestselling authors Karen Rauch Carter and Dora Levy Mossanen, as well as oversaw the award-winning Spanish language imprint Libros en Español.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
8-10pm: H2Om Chakra Flow Yoga (Terri Cooper)
Balancing her knowledge of the energetic anatomy and structural alignment, Terri Cooper teaches a specific style of yoga practice she calls Chakra Flow. With the use of dynamic music, affirmation and intention, Terri guides students through a challenging experience that will progressively stimulate and balance the seven Chakras.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
12-1: Free Write Stream of Consciousness with Kemila Velan in the garden.
1-2: Free Your Mind Aqua Yoga (Kemila Velan) and writing critique with Claudia 2-3: Late Lunch
3-5: Wake Up Call with Marcela Landres, former editor of Simon & Schuster
Do you think honing your craft is the key to getting published? Think again! If you want to understand why editors choose to publish certain writers and reject the rest, learn how they think. Topics discussed include: the three most common mistakes writers make when trying to get published; the two most important jobs of an editor (editing isn’t one of them!); and the number one quality editors look for in a writer.
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
8-10 a.m. Mud Baths/Bayside Yoga and/or Slothlike behavior…
10-2 pm.: One on one critiques with Marcela Landres/Cozy Writing Circle with Kemila
Biscayne Writers invites writers to sign up for 20-minute one-on-on consultations with Ms. Landres.Please send $40 (see right) plus no more than 10 double-spaced pages of a manuscript and a one-page synopsis to workshops [at] biscaynewriters.com.
Writers should not submit poetry or children’s books; in addition, they must include their name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address on the first page of their writing sample.