Class Description:

Advanced Class is the shot we all need to get our writing that much closer to publication. During our 20 hours together we’ll  learn about novel structure, character development and punching up your writing with  emotion. We’ll talk about sense of place, moving your story forward, and just how far you should push your characters.  Each attendee will submit 20 pages of his or her writing, in advance so we can start Monday morning ready to go. We’ll work on making your story the best it can be.  We’ll laugh together, learn together and probably have some yummy snacks.

Photo of Carol Lynch WIlliams

Carol Lynch Williams is the author of more than 30 books for middle grade and young adult readers. She runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers–now in its fifteenth year–(, has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont College and writes on an active blog with fellow writers Ann Dee Ellis and Kyra Leigh Williams ( She teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. Her books include THE CHOSEN ONE, GLIMPSE, MILES FROM ORDINARY, WAITING, SIGNED, SKYE HARPER and THE HAVEN.

She is proudest of her five daughters who are Carol’s most perfect creative effort, ever.


There will be no refunds after April 30th. If you cancel before this date, you will receive a full refund, minus a 20% administration fee.