The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp Sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp shall strive to provide up-to-date information, advice, and instruction on the writing craft and today’s publishing opportunities, focused as much as possible on the individual writing projects of our clients, in a comfortable, friendly, and encouraging environment, open to writers of all genres.

With great sadness I must announce the Wisconsin Writers Association Board of Directors, of which I am a member, ruled on Feb. 28, 2013, to postpone our Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp to 2014. There were two reasons why we decided not to hold the first Bookcamp this coming May 26-June 1: The Board wanted to see a […]

With the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp fast approaching (May 26-June 1), we’re excited by all the queries and “buzz” we are receiving these past few weeks. Registrations are coming in, and to continue that momentum we’ve decided to extend our Early Registration Discount through the end of February. You can still sign up now and save $50. […]

The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp is located at the lovely 100-acre Cedar Valley Center & Spa located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, just off the freeway, State Highway 41. Cedar Valley is within a 2 hours drive from Chicago and Green Bay, 90 minutes from Madison, and 5 hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Cedar Valley, 5349 Highway D, […]

The Class of 2013 has its first registered members for the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, bringing with them thriller and science fiction works-in-progress for our staff of award-winning novelist, editors, literary agents, and fellow classmates to help them advance their books for publication. They’ve taken advantage of the Bookcamp’s early registration discount, and so can you. The […]

(Here’s the first in a series of tips for writers by Philip Martin, one of the instructors at the 2012 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp.) Know Your Genre! Although J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Affixing ‘labels’ to writers, living or dead, is an inept procedure . . . a childish amusement of small minds” – this is not sound advice […]

Diane Smith, St. Paul, Minn., founder and principal editor at Grey Sparrow Press and the new River Otter Press, is a friend of the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association. Her Grey Sparrow Journal was named the Best New Literary Journal of the Year 2011 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals […]