Maneuvering the Site

We are so excited to present this year’s Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop! Some things about this site are a little tricky. There are three events listed on the home page. The one in the top bar is the two-day workshop. Click “View Event” to find registration info, the schedule, and some of the featured

Please share the news!

Please share the news about this great event with your friends. Remember we have tracks for writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction/memoir. PLUS sessions on the state-of-the-industry, for writers considering indie, hybrid or traditional publishing, and agent speed dating. You WILL walk away from this workshop a better writer, and with more understanding of ventana sierra


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Formatting Your Manuscript

Here are suggested guidelines from the publishing industry: *  All manuscripts must be typed on 8½ ” x 11” white paper. *  Font: Use 12-point Courier or Times New Roman. Avoid elaborate or script-type styles. *  Pages should be numbered consecutively. *  Double space all manuscripts. *  Margins: The default margin settings that automatically appear