Walter Jon Williams has announced that Taos Toolbox 2011 will take place July 10-23 at Snow Bear, and that he will be teaching the two week master class in fantasy and SF along with Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead.
What does that mean? Here’s a taste:
This is not a workshop for beginners. We won’t teach you correct manuscript format or what an adverb is and why you shouldn’t use one, because we’ll assume that you already know. We want to concentrate on giving talented, burgeoning writers the information necessary to become professionals within the science fiction and fantasy field.
Though short fiction will be enthusiastically received, there will be an emphasis at Taos Toolbox on the craft of the novel, with attention given to such vital topics as plotting, pacing, and selling full-length works.
More details can be found here: www.taostoolbox.com. They are accepting applications beginning December 1.
As some of you know, Kelly attended Taos in 2007 and found it to be a wholly helpful and useful experience. If you are or know someone whose writing could benefit from a master class, with wonderful teachers in a beautiful scenic setting, consider applying. And please do pass the word along!