Your Book Starts Here! How To Plan, Write, And Develop Your Memoir, Novel, Or Nonfiction Book with Mary Carroll Moore at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

La Pointe, Wisconsin, United States

Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018


TUITION / COST:$775; lodging and meals are separate
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CONTACT: Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)
PHONE: 715-747-2054

Learn Mary Carroll Moore’s successful book editing process which includes her famous techniques for organizing and developing a vivid and engaging manuscript.

Books often start with a simple yearning to explore new territory: especially topics you find fascinating, characters who won’t leave you alone, and good stories. But manuscripts get unwieldy--fast. Nine out of ten writers never finish their manuscripts because most first-time book writers get lost without good structure and planning.

Mary Carroll Moore, award-winning author of 13 books in three genres and a PEN/Faulkner nominee, will guide you through a simple and successful book-writing process that can take your book from idea to publication, a process using a three-act structure that eases organization and makes a manuscript vivid and engaging to readers.

Find out why Aristotle believed that three acts formed a perfect structure for all stories; why humans lean toward beginning, middle, and end; and why we crave the emotional catharsis of that format in literature, too.

For all levels of writers working on nonfiction, memoir, or novels at any stage from seed idea to draft. Learn why strong structuring is the key to selling a book in today's competitive publishing industry.

Includes workshops on the three kinds of storyboards, how to build strong chapters, and working with theme and transitions, plus two private coaching sessions and a chance to share your writing for feedback.


Featured Writers Include:

Mary Carroll Moore


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


978 Middle Road
PO Box 536
La Pointe
Wisconsin, United States

Madeline Island School of the Arts

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is recognized for its world renowned instructors. Classes are held on Madeline Island from June – October in spacious studios with superior on-site accommodations and a full-time staff that will ensure an unforgettable experience.

MISA's main campus is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, in northern Wisconsin. Winter workshops are held at the two MISA West locations: Tucson, AZ and Santa Fe, NM.