2023 Summer Slackers Book Club

Research 2023 Summer Slackers Book Club

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  1. Writer's Life
Class Length
3 Months
Did you spend your autumn wishing you had written more last summer? Well, we can't fix that, but we can provide you with something educational and fun to do while you are not writing this summer! Enter the SUMMER SLACKER'S BOOK CLUB!

Like Oprah, we'll pick a great craft book each month and read it together. While we are reading, we'll post questions and musings in our forums and engage in lively (but very respectful) discussions about things like:
How did that NYT's best-selling author get away with that 50-page prolog anyway?
How do you identify where the climax of your plot is...and where it should be...? arg.
Why do some characters leap off the pages and live in you head and others lay there like dead fishes?

We're not promising any perfect solutions to your plot/character/action conundrums and we definitely won't be giving away cars (sorry). Still, we can read some great craft books and discuss what the experts think are the best approaches to fix our writing problems.

This summer we are trying something a bit different, we are reaching out to our great publishing pros who help and support SavvyAuthors and get their recommendations for books. We'll then select from the ProsPicks of Books they think All Authors should read. And we will read them!

Head over and recommend your favorite craft book to be added to our summer reading list! Summer Slackers Craft Books
  • Each month we will choose a book from a list of Publishing Pro suggested non-fiction craft titles.
    • SavvyAuthors will not provide the book, you must purchase a copy to take part.
  • The SavvyAuthors moderators will post questions about relevant sections of the books each week.
  • They will encourage the participants to join in the discussion about the book, the craft approaches, and how they relate to their own experiences and writing.
  • Toward the end of each month, the group will choose the next book to read!
Class Format
Week 1: the class reads the chosen book and we will do introductions in the forums, the first set of discussion questions will be posted
Week 2: More reading!! More discussion questions!! More Summer Slacking Fun!!!
Week 3: Rinse and Repeat..also you will be encouraged to sit by the pool and READ!!
Week 4: We finish up the book and then vote on the next months' read. You can glow in the knowledge that while you have slacked, you have also increased your writing knowledge

With a pool!

We start a new book every month this summer so you can sign up any time before August 5!
SavvyAuthors Events
Start date
Jun 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Aug 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Registration end date
Aug 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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Leslie and RJ were great book club leaders! It was fun to hang out and read craft books with other writers over the summer. Hope you all do it again next summer! :-)