Join 25 of your closest writing friends for an all-day, intensive, and interactive plotting retreat!

New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump shares structure that makes your story resonate with audiences

The day is broken into three short plotting classes talking about structure at an intermediate level. After, for an additional $50, there will be one-on-one plot discussions where Shirley Jump will analyze your plot and make recommendations on structure. Don’t waste this opportunity to pick Shirley’s brain and get her feedback on where your plot might be going astray!

Shirley Jump

Shirley Jump is an award-winning, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than 70 books in 24 countries. She has written for Harlequin, Berkley, and Grand Central, and has published romance, women’s fiction, and teen horror. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Booksellers’ Best and the Holt Medallion.

In spring 2019, her fourth non-fiction book was released, Vance Johnson: Uncovered, a biography, written with the former Denver Bronco and NFL superstar. Shirley also does content editing, author coaching and teaches writing, online and in-person. This year, one of the books she edited was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA® contest. A former reporter, she has a background in all aspects of writing, from hard news to publicity to fiction. Visit her website or see her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and LinkedIn @ShirleyJump.


General Event

Date: Saturday, May 01, 2021
Time: 8am – 3pm ($50 fee applies for one-on-one consult post-event)
Place: Midland College, Marie F. Hall
Continental Breakfast and Lunch included with $35 fee

One-on-One Consult

With the $50 one-on-one session, the author submits their pages ahead of time (one scene or chapter).

Shirley Jump will read it and meet with the author for 15-20 minutes to discuss issues and how to fix them, as well as answer any of the author’s questions.

This will be done in person, as Shirley Jump states, “I like the more organic exchange of information and questions than a written report that doesn’t allow room for discussion.”

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