Novel-in-Progress BookCamp & Writing Retreat Blog

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Novel Bookcamp Alumna Jennifer Rupp Signs Book Deal

We’re thrilled to announce that Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp alumna Jennifer Rupp has signed a four-book deal with Entangled Publishing and Audible books. “[They] will publish four novels from my Highland House series under my pen name Jennifer Trethewey,” Jennifer said. “The ink has barely dried.” Entangled is part of Macmillan, a...

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2016 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp Earns Great Reviews

The annual spring Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp, held May 2016, garnered wonderful reviews from the 13 participants. Participating author Jennifer Rupp, who recently landed a literary agent for her Scottish Highland romance manuscripts, summed it up well: NIP Bookcamp provides a rich and varied community of writers — published authors, newbies like...

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2016 Bookcamp for Novel Writers Coming in May!

This is a remarkable chance to participate in a week of writing instruction and discussion, featuring acclaimed mystery writer SJ Rozan,  author of many award-winning novels, and the rest of the Bookcamp’s staff of experienced professionals with broad experience in the publishing world – as authors, editors, publishers, and literary...

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2015 Novel Bookcamp in the Books!

Success! Nine writers from three states completed the 2015 Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, a six-day residency writing workshop held in southeast Wisconsin in May at a beautiful retreat center not far from Milwaukee. This unique experience provides hands-on advice and one-on-one guidance for writers in any genre who are developing or polishing...

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2014 Novel Bookcamp a Success!

By all accounts, the 2014 Bookcamp was a marvelous experience for participants and instructors alike. Plans are already underway for the 2015 event, to continue what was established in the inaugural week: a commitment to improving everyone’s novel-in-progress, a dedication to working on the business side of polishing and pitching,...


Still Working on that Novel?

The Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp is an intense 6-day, 6-night workshop-retreat for writers in all genres working on a novel or creative nonfiction book. If you’re serious about finishing your novel in 2014, we’re serious about helping you.    

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John DeDakis To Join 2014 Bookcamp Staff

We’re thrilled to announce that novelist and veteran journalist John DeDakis will join the experienced Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp teaching staff this May. He will be part of the teaching program for emerging novelists on Wednesday, May 21, including presenting a session on organizing the novel-writing process, “Creating Order from Chaos: How...

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New Featured Author-in-Residence: SJ Rozan

We have important news about the Novel-in-Progress BookCamp to share. We have a switch in the featured Author-in-Residence. It turns out that Reed Farrel Coleman, who had been scheduled to teach, has a new book launching that same week that he has to attend to (congrats, Reed!). But he helped...