Monday, June 29, 2009

What's been happening in 2009?

Wow--somehow this year is just sneaking away from me!

We traveled all of last winter and I still managed to write a new manuscript. I will definitely keep you posted as I get further word on who will be publishing it, and when.

Last summer I spent a great deal of time working on a new writing course that I'm teaching. I originally developed the concept for Novel In A Weekend several years ago, based on the workshops and conference presentations I did for such a long time in the 1990s. The idea is that we spend two intensive days working on plot, characters and setting and by the end of a weekend we have a fully developed outline and a first chapter. Within 4-6 weeks, my students can have a finished first draft of their novel if they follow the program. I'm happy to say that the initial reviews on the course have been fantastic.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about writing a novel can check out the course information by clicking here. Follow the link for the Free Report and you can subscribe to my series of free fiction writing tips as well.

Meanwhile, I continue to work on my Charlie Parker mystery series and hope to have exciting news about that very soon!

Enjoy your summer,
Connie Shelton

1 comment:

  1. Connie, what a fun new book you've introduced this fall! The new Charlie Parker novella is just in time for Christmas. For those who haven't heard about it yet, HOLIDAYS CAN BE MURDER sees Charlie and Drake at home in Albuquerque, and we get to share some traditional Southwestern traditions with them. I'm excited to see that the book is already available on Amazon and through the CreateSpace e-store.