The GCLS Writing Academy is a year-long intensive writing program that takes students on a journey to publish a novel. We start with craft classes on creating compelling first chapters and using plot and structure to develop a plan for the novel. We offer classes on dialogue, point of view, character development, writing diversity, and… Continue reading Our Favorite Authors
The team at the GCLS Writing Academy was super lucky to sit down today with Laney Webber. Not only is Laney a Writing Academy graduate and a debut author with Bold Strokes Books, but she is also a librarian. And, as we all know, writers love librarians. Laney’s first book, A Chapter on Love was… Continue reading Author Spotlight on Laney Webber
The GCLS Writing Academy is excited to announced we will be interviewing author Laney Webber on our site next week. Laney is a graduate of the class of 2016 and her book, A Chapter on Love, was published by Bold Strokes Books. From the BSB webpage. A Chapter on Love By Laney Webber… Continue reading A Chapter on Love
The forces behind the GCLS Writing Academy sat down with author Anna Burke the other day to talk about writing, reading, and the pursuit of carrot cake. Anna beguiled us with her wit and wisdom over a cup of coffee, though sadly, she did not offer us any cake. WA: We’re excited to… Continue reading Author Spotlight on Anna Burke
The Writing Academy staff was pretty excited to have a face-to-face with Kimberly Cooper Griffin this week. On the one hand, we had a little trouble keeping up. (We think she might have accidentally dipped into the fully-caffeinated pot of coffee this morning.) On the other hand, we absolutely love her, even when she's bouncing… Continue reading Kimberly Cooper Griffin
Stay tuned for next week when we are going to sit down with the always charming, funny, and (okay, we admit) gorgeous, Kimberly Cooper Griffin to talk about life, love, the universe, and, of course, writing.
Carleen Spry’s excellent blog on why GCLS is going to Pittsburgh this year.
The Golden Crown Literary Society’s Annual Conference is held in a different city each year – except for that 3 year period when we were in Orlando. (That whole “let’s go to the same city in consecutive years” thing won’t be repeated.) Since I’ve been a member, we’ve been to Orlando, Minneapolis, Dallas, Portland, New Orleans, Washington DC, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Prior to that, the conference was held in Atlanta, Phoenix, and New Orleans (the first year – we returned for our 10th anniversary).
In 2019, we’ll be travelling to Pittsburgh, PA for our conference!
Now, I’m excited about this location. I’ve never been to Pittsburgh, but I’ve heard so many great things about the city. So, I’m pretty psyched about going. But I know there are people out there saying, “Oof! Pittsburgh? Why?”
Well, as a member of the Board, I have a little insight I can share…
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The Writing Academy staff wanted to do a "Ten Questions with Awesome Authors" spotlight. We sat down with WA graduate Doctor Tammy Bird to find out a little bit about her life. Turns out we adored her too much to let her go, so we slipped a couple more questions in. When you… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Tammy Bird
The Writing Academy blog will feature spotlights on the talented writers to come out of this program. Next week, we are featuring the brilliantly talented Tammy Bird. Tammy stunned us with a live reading from her upcoming novel during the in-class readings, and she continued to impress us with her dedication and commitment to writing… Continue reading The Writing Academy Author Spotlight
The GCLS Writing Academy is a year long intensive program for new or relatively new writers who have written at least part of a novel. In this course, students will learn the critical components of quality writing. The Writing Academy goes beyond craft of writing and takes students through all aspects of writing and… Continue reading The GCLS Writing Academy