Writing A Novel That Sells Workshop

Pen Friends ~ At the Spinning Pen, we take our writing seriously, but all of us are also hopelessly infected with wanderlust. So when we learned that editor and multi-published authors Lorie Langdon and Heather Webb  put the two together, (in the dreamy setting of Ireland no less) we couldn’t resist!

A writing workshop and an international adventure with two established authors, you say?

It gets better:

Imagine an intimate setting with 12 other writers; one-on-one time with dynamite authors and editors who read and critique your writing to help you craft your novel into one that sells; building relationships and honing your skills.


Imagine exploring the misty castles of Ireland, hearing irresistible accents over steaming cups of tea, walking green hills and letting the salty coast air engage a whole new set of writerly senses.


Imagine having time to write, think, explore, dream, and be inspired in a land far away.

Convinced yet? (If not click here. 🙂

If you are interested in this kind of trip, too, then check it out! It will happen July 9 through 16 2017. Check out the Ireland Writing Tours, WRITING A NOVEL THAT SELLS, for more details and read Author bios below.

Our hope is that SP Staff Writers Candace Robinson and Katie Wong (and maybe the other SP writers, too) will be there happily absorbing every richness Ireland and this conference has to offer! 


Nova, signing off.

Author & Editor bios for the July Workshop:


Heather Webb is the author of historical novels BECOMING JOSEPHINE and RODIN’S LOVER, which have sold in six countries and have been featured in the New York TimesWall Street JournalCosmopolitanFrance MagazineElle, and the The New York Journal of Books, as well as received national starred reviews. RODIN’S LOVER was a Goodreads Pick of the month in 2015. LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, an epistolary love story set during WWI will release in fall 2017 from Harper Collins. Heather is also a professional freelance editor whose clients have won awards, and had success with indie presses, as well as Big Five publishers. Heather contributes to the award-winning writing sites WriterUnboxed.com and Writers in the Storm. You can learn more about her at http://www.heatherwebbauthor.com/


Lorie Langdon is one half of the author team that writes the best-selling DOON series, a young adult reimagining of the musical Brigadoon. A full time writer, Lorie has been interviewed on Entertainment Weekly.com and several NPR radio programs, including Lisa Loeb’s national Kid Lit show. The DOON series has been featured on such high profile sites as USAToday.com, Hypable.com, and BroadwayWorld.com. Lorie’s solo debut, GILT HOLLOW, a YA romantic thriller, released in 2016. GILT HOLLOW was recently named by Redbook Magazine as one of the “Books By Women You Must Read This Fall,” and they referred to it as, “…a heart pounding thriller.” Lorie has spoken and taught at schools and writing conferences across the country, she’s judged multiple RWA writing contests, and is a contributing editor on several short story compilations. Learn more about Lorie at her website: http://www.lorielangdon.com/

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