I got my pre-workshop assignments for BONI (Breakout Novel Intensive) yesterday!
There's quite the list of things to do.
1. Print out (in separate documents) and mail in: First fifty pages of the MS; first fifteen pages (depending on scene/chapter break) ; Four copies of the first five pages ; six copies of a 1-2 page synopsis.
2. Read "Writing the Breakout Novel" by Don Maass
3. Go through the manuscript and write one sentence about every scene, each on a separate note card.
4. Write a brief description of your strengths and weaknesses as a writer and your goals for the workshop.
I better get to work! The intensive is in April. I can't wait!