Weekend Teen Track


Jill WilliamsonShannon DittemorePaul Regnier

Jill Williamson see bio | Shannon Dittemore see bio | Paul Regnier see bio

Teens, we’ve got a special track just for you! Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this a while, it’s important to work on your craft and connect with other writers. There’s no better place to do both than at Mount Hermon. 

In these sessions, we will cover fiction basics like point of view, showing vs. telling, and plot structure. We’ll also brainstorm ideas together, creating plots, characters, and story worlds. In addition, you’ll learn how to come up with enough scenes to fill a whole book, and what to do when you’re stuck or have holes in your story. We’ll even touch on editing, punctuation, and the publishing industry. 

If you’ve got a work-in-progress you’d like to share, you can send the first five pages in advance for the leaders to critique. You can either email your five pages to jill@jillwilliamson.com or submit them through the Advance Submissions page as one of your two submissions. You’ll also get feedback on your story from your peers during our nightly critique groups.

The Teen Track will run from Friday evening through Sunday. Come just for the weekend or stay to get in on all the main conference offerings on Monday too. 

Teens and homeschoolers get 20% off the conference price! (Adults who accompany teens may pay the full amount and participate in everything the conference has to offer. Or skip the instructional sessions and appointments and take $500 off.)

Track co-leaders Jill Williamson, Shannon Dittemore, and Paul Regnier all write some form of science fiction, fantasy, and/or dystopian novels for teens and adults. Jill and Shannon’s blog, at www.goteenwriters.com, was chosen as one of Writer’s Digest’s “101 Best Websites for Writers.” Learn more about Jill, Shannon, and Paul at www.jillwilliamson.comwww.shannondittemore.com, and http://www.pauljregnier.com.