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6-Month Novel Bootcamp with Seraphina Nova Glass

Program Begins September 22, 2019

APPLY BY September 1, 2019


Technique, motivation, and accountability to write your book!

We are very excited to offer a limited enrollment 6-Month Novel Bootcamp Program with Professor Seraphina Nova Glass, a screenwriter and award-winning playwright who recently signed a THREE-BOOK deal with Harper Collins Publishers in Spring 2019. The program will accept no more than ten motivated writers. This is an immersive course designed to shepherd talented writers to THE END of their manuscript and identify next steps for the manuscript (revision, querying agents, publication, etc.).

NOTE: You do not have to live in Dallas to participate in this program. Online/Remote students are welcome to apply.

The Ideal Applicant for this program can be at any stage in their novel!

Whether you are still working on your idea or are well into writing it, the mentoring and one-to-one sections of the course will meet you where you are, and the seminars will cover material and ideas meant to motivate and inspire both beginning and advanced novelists. Writers accepted into the program will have basic knowledge of the tools and craft of writing fiction and are looking for an intensive experience without the cost of a top flight graduate program. Interested applicants will want to be a part of a thriving and intimate fiction cohort and understand that growth in craft requires critique, consistent work, and an eagerness to grow.

How it works:

Once you are accepted into the mentorship program, you will schedule a one-on-one session with Seraphina to discuss where you are and where you want to be. Together you’ll create a work plan for the next six months. Based on that discussion, you’ll submit a packet of pages two weeks prior to the first scheduled seminar.

At the first seminar, you’ll meet the cohort, have a one-hour workshop on a craft topic, discuss common writing issues, etc. At the end of the seminar, you’ll receive your first packet of critiques from Seraphina. Two weeks after this meeting, you’ll have another one-on-one to discuss the critiques and your individual plan of action for the next month. This process will repeat for six months. (Every other week you will have a seminar, then one-on-one meetings.)

This six-month Novel Mentorship consists of the following:

  • One-on-one mentoring

  • Monthly seminars with cohort

  • Personalized roadmap for achieving your project goals

  • Accountability

  • Access to mentor via email for questions for six months

  • Monthly critique of pages, including line notes and a detailed edit letter

  • Personalized readings and assignments based on your specific development needs

  • A private portal within Wet Ink for the cohort for encouragement and sharing resources

  • Access to a community of dedicated writers

Monthly Seminars:

  • Three-hour in-person seminar with ability for remote mentees to join in remotely (will be recorded in case student is unable to attend because of prior obligations)

  • 45-1hr min lecture by mentor

  • Writing exercises

  • Roundtable discussions on writing life and craft topics, including readings assigned by mentor

  • At end of each seminar students will receive feedback for pages they submitted

  • There will be seven meetings total. The final meeting is a wrap-up session.

  • Seminars meet in-person at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

 Mentor’s Monthly Input:

  • One-on-one session to discuss individual monthly goals and progress

  • In-line comments on submitted manuscript pages

  • Feedback letter addressing manuscript pages, accountability update and critical analysis of any assigned readings (4-6 pages)

  • Based on each month’s accomplishments, mentor will assign new readings or exercises to aid in growth

  • Available to answer questions and provide encouragement via portal and email

Mentee’s Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Students send pages to mentor based on individual project goals negotiated with mentor

  • Attend monthly seminar

  • Process reflection letter discussing achievements and areas of growth for the month  

  • Participate in group discussions online via private portal

  • Based on individual needs, mentor may assign articles or craft books to aid mentees growth in specific areas

  • Participate in a monthly one-on-one session with mentor to review individual progress and areas of growth

Application Process:

  • Complete Application Questionnaire at the top of this page.

  • Submit a ten-page writing sample using standard manuscript format to blake@writingworkshopsdallas.com

  • Please title the email “SAMPLE: 6-Month Novel Bootcamp Application.”

Tuition Payment:

Full Tuition for the 6-month program is $2,900. Accepted writers must commit to the full six months and plan to attend each seminar session and meet all assigned deadlines. Once accepted into the program, writers can pay the tuition in full or in two equal payments of $1,450 (1st Payment made by September 22nd, 2nd Payment made by November 3rd).

Important Dates for September 2019 Novel Bootcamp Cohort:

ONE-ON-ONE meetings are scheduled on dates listed, but you will sign up for time slots between 1PM-5Pm on those days.

  • 9/1 Application Deadline

  • 9/8 Acceptance to Program Announced

  • 9/22 First one-on-one meetings

  • 10/6 Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

  • 10/20 One-on-Ones

  • 11/3 Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

  • 11/17 One-on-Ones

  • 12/1 Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

  • 12/15 One-on-Ones

  • 1/5 Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

  • 1/12 One-on-Ones

  • 1/26 Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

  • 2/9 One-on-Ones

  • 2/23 Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

  • 3/8 One-on-Ones

  • 3/22 Final Seminar, 3PM - 6PM

Additional Program Information:

  • Tuition is $2,900

  • Class size limited to 10 writers

  • Program Dates: September 22, 2019 to March 22, 2020

  • Seminars meet at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

  • Remote students will be able to dial in. If a student can’t make a seminar they will need to watch the recorded seminar on their own before their next scheduled one-on-one.

  • NOTE: Shifting some dates around may be necessary but any changes will be communicated well in advance, if possible.  

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this program.


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Mentor Seraphina Nova Glass signed a THREE-BOOK deal with Harper Collins in Spring 2019 for her upcoming domestic thriller novels. She is a Professor and Playwright-In-Residence at the University of Texas, Arlington where she teaches Film Studies and Playwriting. Seraphina holds an MFA degree in Dramatic Writing from Smith College, and a second MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho. She is a screenwriter and award-winning playwright with agent representation for playwriting (Robert A. Freedman Agency in New York) and screenwriting (Wolfrom Production in L.A.) and fiction (Folio Lit in New York.)