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A Must Do Class for Fiction Writers
Saturday, September 5th, 2009

While The Cat’s Away Countdown – Day 5…

I’m taking a break away from my personal blog to let any writers among you know about the Plotting Bootcamp that starts up next Monday. It’s something my sister and I have run very successfully for years.

What makes our class different from all the other plotting classes out there? We give you feedback every step of the way. You build your story from the ground up, and we help you through feedback on the exercises and through frequent live chats. We do this so well that we have many writers coming back again and again for help refining their latest work-in-progress.

Here’s the information about the class. I hope you’ll join us!

Online Plotting Boot Camp
Your DIs (Drill Instructors): Elle James and Delilah Devlin
September 7 – Oct 4

What you can look forward to during Plotting Bootcamp:

Learn a methodical approach to harness your creativity in order to produce an in-depth plot for your next novel! Sound scary? It is-when you’re staring at an empty page without a compass and a map to guide you through the novelistic jungle. Your DIs will lead you through four weeks of activities that will help strengthen your abilities to: capture the conflicts, the major plot line and subplots; deepen your knowledge of your characters; and conceive of and develop an in-depth, by-chapter description of your book. Elle and Delilah will accomplish this with weekly lessons, bi-weekly chats and daily online communication. Be ready for bivouac!

Interested? Click on this link to enroll!


I would highly recommend this course to everyone who is even thinking about writing a book.

Thanks for all the insight. You taught me how to think as a novel writer after many years of banging out ad copy.

Thank you Elle, Megan and Delilah for this wonderful class. I have learned so much and now I feel I have the write tools to plot out my stories. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in writing. Your hands-on style, chats and reading the other members’ postings have really helped me to see where I have gone wrong and when I’m on the right path.

Yes, I would recommend the course to others. I learned so much. I started the boot camp with no experience with an online writing workshop, no story and, worse, no clear idea for one. The bootcamp forced me to make time, think, and plot! Best of all the exercises help inspire me! So, now I have a story to work with. Elle, Delilah, and Megan, I especially appreciated your individual positive and constructive feedback. You helped keep me thinking, encouraged, and moving forward.

As always I have learned so much. I love the Roses classes and if this story makes it to contract, you can expect a grateful acknowledgement as well! I’m consistent in recommending the Roses (from workshops to webpage) to every writer I know. I’ll see you at the next Bootcamp, and probably at a course or two in the interim. Thanks for all the personal attention, consideration, caring and the all around good time!

Thank you Elle, Megan and Delilah for this really great workshop. I’ve also used the templates on my WiP, and have spotted a couple of gaps in the plot which I need to work on. An informative, useful and enjoyable bootcamp.

I will definitely recommend this to others. I made several breakthroughs with this book because of the workshop.

Thank you Elle, Megan and Delilah for such a worthwhile and fantastically fun course – I signed up because plotting is the thorn in my side and not a good problem to have when you’re a novelist! I feel more confident and much more equipped to tackle plotting from here on in.

I can’t emphasize how much I have loved this class and how much I have gotten out of it! When I started, this is what I had so far – “I want to write an inspirational romance”. That’s it. Now I know exactly where I’m going.

Taking the Plotting Bootcamp class was the best move I could have made! I went from having one dimensional plots that revolved soley around the hero and heroine to having rich, interesting plots that were just plain fun to write! I recommend taking it whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced hand at plotting. There’s something for everyone in this terrific class!
~Laurie Hawkins

4 comments to “A Must Do Class for Fiction Writers”

  1. Jody F.
    · September 5th, 2009 at 11:08 am · Link

    Thanks for posting this!

  2. Delilah Devlin
    · September 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Joday F: I knew there was a writer out there somewhere who needed to know about it! :mrgreen:

  3. Brandy Walker
    · September 5th, 2009 at 1:39 pm · Link

    Y’all have fun with that. Maybe one day I’ll do it just for fun.

    I will be letting a friend of mine know about it though.

  4. Delilah Devlin
    · September 6th, 2009 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Brandy! Thanks for passing the word along.

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