The Chicago Writers Association has partnered with the Wisconsin Writers Association in supporting the 2014 Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, sponsored by the WWA.

The 550-member CWA will co-sponsor the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, providing marketing support in the Chicago area. In return, the CWA’s members can enroll with the Bookcamp using the same association discounts as WWA members. That’s a $90 savings off the full registration price.

Providing expert advice and guidance to writers working on a manuscript, the 2014 Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp will be held May 18-24 at Cedar Valley Center & Spa, which is 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee and about a two-hour drive north of Chicago.

The Bookcamp will be staffed by award-winning mystery novelist and college writing instructor Reed Farrel Coleman, editor and book doctor Philip Martin, and the agents of Red Sofa Literary, as well as additional guest speakers and a panel of published authors who will address the rapidly changing publishing industry.

CWA President Randy Richardson said the CWA sees the Bookcamp as a valuable resource for his organization’s members who are working on a manuscript:

“Looking to jump-start the manuscript that growing mold in your desk drawer? Trying to put the finishing touches on the next Great American Novel? The Chicago Writers Association has partnered with the Wisconsin Writers Association’s 2014 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp to help you reach your writing goals.

“Top-notch instructors in this intense 6-day workshop/retreat will guide you on how to turn that unfinished manuscript into the book you want it to be. Don’t put off that dream any longer. Reserve your spot now at the 2014 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp!”

For more information on the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association and co-sponsored by the Chicago Writers Association, go to the website ( or visit the Bookcamp’s Facebook page,

Or contact Bookcamp Director Dave Rank at, 262-717-5154.

The CWA website is

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