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From world building for series writers to fire arms simulations for crime writers, the West Texas Writers Academy presents in-depth, experiencial courses for writers to hone their craft.  Whether a beginner or already published,  students at the 2015 academy can expect to make huge strides towards their goals by learning new writing and editing tools, working on their manuscript in class with the help of student and instructors, and gaining an understanding of the current landscape of the traditional and self-publishing scenes.  Small class sizes (10 or fewer) allow students to talk through their own plots and characterizations while in class to receive critiques and motivation to continue on their writing journey.

Registration for the 2015 academy is money well spent.  Many students have gone on to become published by commercial publishing houses, including every student in the first academy.  Academy alumni include Celia Bonaduce and Bethany Claire.

 

WTAMU Writers' Academy is the perfect place to hit your reset button. In five short days you'll come away with loads of practical information that will give you’re the courage and confidence to do what you've been saying you wanted to do--WRITE! This academy helped me make the leap from non-fiction to fiction writing. I've attended the academy four times and each time I come away with something new due to the small classes, friendly instructors and personalized instruction. The campus dorms are very nice and the Texas hospitality makes all the difference.
See you next year!

Romney Nesbitt, Creativity Coach and author of SECRETS FROM A CREATIVITY COACH


2015 instructors will be announced in late fall

2014 Instructors

Jodi Thomas, www.jodithomas.com
Tim Lewis, www.timothylewisbooks.com
Jennifer Archer, www.jenniferarcher.com
Margie Lawson, www.margielawson.com
Matthew Sherley, www.matthewsherley.com
Alexandra Sokoloff, www.alexandrasokoloff.com