The retreat will run Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18.
We'll be operating on Kansas City time, but in our heads will be some place like this:
What will we be doing during the retreat?
This isn't a conference where you'll be taking classes and stuff. This is more about writing and socializing and encouraging each other. So if you plan to participate, I would recommend you start thinking about what your goal is for the weekend. Is it writing 10,000 words? Finding critique partners? Plotting out that next project? Or maybe you've been away from writing for a bit, and you just need some motivation to get you back into it. The goal can be whatever you want.
Where will this great socializing be taking place?
The Go Teen Writers email loop and blog.
Next Wednesday, I'll share the link for you to apply to join the Go Teen Writers email loop. This loop will be on Yahoo Groups. (A few of you smarties have already found it, but I haven't approved you yet since I don't have the settings quite right. I'll approve you next Wednesday.)
I believe joining a Yahoo Group requires a Yahoo ID, but those are free accounts, and you can select to have the email sent to whatever address you want. This is a group that I will moderate closely. Every member has to be approved before they can join, and I'll have the ability to delete members should someone slide past my radar.
Or if they get on my bad side.
If you're unable to join the email loop for whatever reason, there will be plenty of action going on at the blog as well. We'll be posting discussion topics three times on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at 6:00am, 12pm, and 6pm.
And there will be giveaways!
Blink has been very generous and has donated copies of some of their fabulous YA books for us to give away throughout the weekend, plus Jill and I will be giving away our fiction titles, and two paperback copies of the Go Teen Writers book.
So who's in? What questions do you have?