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  • Are you serious about your writing?
  • Have you found your voice as an author, and are you using it?
  • Are you getting the most story out of your premise?
  • Is your premise weak and you don’t know if it’s a novel or short story?
  • Is your plot stale, your story stalled?
  • Do your characters lack originality? Do they all sound the same?
  • Have your characters kidnapped the plot and gone off the reservation?
  • Do you need a “kick in the pants” to finish a manuscript?
  • Do you have a finished MS and need professional advise to polish it?
  • Are you ready to pitch agents and publishers, but don’t have access to the right ones?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, then the
BCX™ Boot Camp Extreme Writers Conference is for you!

Education and Inspiration for All Writers

BCX – The Boot Camp Extreme Creative Writing Conference is for all serious writers of fiction, nonfiction, and short stories. It is the perfect pre-publication vehicle for every author who wants to improve their writing skills, revise and polish a manuscript, then guide it to publication. It is a respectful “kick in the pants” to increase awareness of bad writing habits while teaching you proven disciplines to elevate your writing to a higher level. BCX will help you by revealing how to analyze your work, identify and fix issues, and develop all aspects of a better story including memorable characters, solid structure, and a solid plot, to developing a professional synopsis and query letter.

BCX is an intensive weekend that can start as an early morning breakfast round table, immerse you all weekend in more than 40 workshops focused on the craft and business of writing, then run late for the “renegade” night owls. You will work with more than 30 established literary agents, professional editors, and veteran educators, who will help remove writing obstacles and set you on the path to success as an author.

Why this Conference is Unique -- and Better

This is a unique opportunity to take your writing to the next level with guidance from a full spectrum of veteran educators, industry professionals, literary agents and publishers focused on the craft and business of writing fiction and nonfiction. BCX offers a progression of educational lectures, panels, interactive workshops and special events, so every writer is immersed in an educational and inspirational environment all weekend. Plus, you can also attend the Digital Author & Indie Self-publishing Conference being held concurrently. There is NO extra charge. Choose your level of participation based on your interest, and crossover at anytime.

You benefit from informed presentations on the latest in the world of publishing. Along with perennial favorites, we offer important new voices and industry experts. Topics may include: The importance of Voice / Style, Creating  compelling Characters, Point of View – whose story is it?, When to love and when to kill your “darlings”, Dialog is not conversation, Plot vs. Story, World-building, Structure, Story Development, Writing Effective Scenes, Dealing with Writers Block, Editing and Rewriting Your Work, Common Mistakes all writers make, Overcoming Obstacles, Crafting a Professional Synopsis. Learn More...Writing a Query Letter that gets your manuscript read by an agent and publisher. You chose the sessions that will benefit your writing career the most.

Meet and Pitch Literary Agents and Publishers

Literary agents looking for fresh talent with polished manuscripts will meet and take free pitches. Early registration discounts and financing available.

Register now and get Early-bird tuition discounts (financing available) which includes three days of workshops, lectures, free 1-on-1 pitch sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers, a swag bag, and much more. Most packages include two Keynote Address light luncheons.  Want to meet literary agents and professional editors, network with industry professionals?All include admission to the "Gathering of Writers" on Friday and Saturday nights.

 
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October 20-22, 2017

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