Nancy Roman

Writers Workshop Of Litchfield



Wisdom House, Litchfield CT
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Seven in-depth workshops with writer/editor/instructors John and Natalie Bates:

Plot: How to empower your storytelling
Characterization: Breathing life into characters the reader will care about
Dialogue: Training your ear for perfect pitch
Setting: Tools to create a world that feels real
Revision: The art of turning leaden prose into gold.
Memoirs and Non-Fiction: conveying the drama of everyday life
The Mystery: Howdunnit?


Two Special Features:

· Self-Publishing –a presentation on this exploding new option. How to get your work out into the world without a commercial publisher and how to use social media to promote its success.

· Free manuscript critique – Submit in advance up to 25 pages of manuscript and receive editorial comments and written suggestions


Cost: $125 includes workshop, manuscript feedback, and lunch.

To register or for more information, contact:
Nancy Roman at


About The Instructors:

Natalie and John Bates have conducted writing workshops for over 20 years. Relocated from Los Angeles, they will present exacting techniques for sharpening the essentials of storytelling. Writing enhancement s and revision methods are explained and demonstrated with exercises, examples and handouts. The Bates team has also edited many works of fiction that have been published commercially.

John Bates worked as a novelist and TV and film writing in Hollywood over a 25 year period. He also served as a bureau chief of a national newspaper, worked at CBS TV as a promotion writer and producer. He co-edited a collection of philosophical essays, For the Sake of Peace, which won a Nautilus Award. His most recent novels available on Amazon include Searching for Cassandra.

Natalie Bates is a novelist, playwright and editor who began her career as an actress. Her novel Friend of the Family (Macmillan) has been optioned for film, and many of her plays, including her latest, Pro Bono, have received productions in New York and around the country.

“The Bates Fiction workshop is where I truly learned what it means to be a writer. They are generous in their praise and incisive in their critical analysis” – Ken Luber, Screenwriter & Novelist

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