Hollywood, CA, September 03, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- For over 30 years, the Writers of the Future Contest has been one of the premier writing contests in the science fiction and fantasy field, known not just for the awards ceremony and the prize money, but especially for the intensive week-long writing workshop taught by some of the biggest names in the field. This workshop has been available only to the winners.
This past weekend, a condensed version of the Writers of the Future workshop was made available to the public. Held in Hollywood, the workshop covered the entire business of the writing process from crafting an idea to scheduling time to write, to editing, to finding the right agent and ultimately publishing what you write. The workshop was led by New York Times bestselling author David Farland (The Runelords), and with a special session by Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), Kevin J. Anderson (co-author of 14 novels in the Dune universe), Rebecca Moesta (Young Jedi Knights novels) and special guest instructors, successful indie authors the Winner Twins (The Strand Prophecy).
The next workshop has been tentatively scheduled for January 30-31, 2016.
The Writers of the Future writing contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 368 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies.
The 298 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies.
To see a more detailed account of the workshop visit the Galaxy Press blog at http://www.galaxypress.com/writers-of-the-future-workshop/