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NovelCraft – An Individualized Service for Writers


Few publishers accept unagented manuscripts.
To get published today a writer needs an agent. And getting the right agent is just as difficult as selling your first book.


So how do you write a book an agent will love?


You write it, you junk it. Like the song says, you start all over again. You change point of view. You scratch the middle and write an epilogue. You shape the characters, flesh them out, give them histories and memories, foibles and longings. You give the story twists and turns, ups and downs. You tighten the noose and then you loosen it a minute. You build and build until the inevitable yet surprising finish.


After more than twenty years working with writers I’ve learned what polished means. It’s beyond punctuation and word choice, it’s characterization, story construction, and narrative drive.


With a deep knowledge of the market and a sophisticated understanding of the craft, I provide genuine feedback that improves the publishability of your story and helps you evolve as a writer.


Interested in learning more about NovelCraft?


NovelCram – Novel Writing in a Single Weekend


A novel can be as transporting as a symphony, as profound and disturbing as Picasso’s “Guernica,” as innovative as Coltrane. Writing one is hard work.


NovelCram is a lifetime’s worth of writing and teaching experience packed in to a single weekend. It is a series of lectures, harangues, coaching, and – to keep everyone awake – entertainment.


The weekend’s goals are clear.

  • Learn the fundamentals of novel writing
  • Understand the business of novel writing and publishing
  • Leave inspired and prepared to write and publish your novel

After more than twenty years working with writers I’ve learned what polished means. It’s beyond punctuation and word choice, it’s characterization, story construction, and narrative drive.


With a deep knowledge of the market and a sophisticated understanding of the craft, I provide genuine feedback and instruction that improves the publishability of your story and helps you evolve as a writer.


Interested in scheduling or enrolling in the next NovelCram?