CAROLINA CREATVE WRITING MASTER CLASS
Join author Douglas Bond for the week of your writing life
October 21-28, 2022 and January 4-11, 2023 (tentative)

"Mr Bond gave me a key, a treasure map.

I can't wait to get home and put them to use in my writing." Rachel 

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Intensive writing--and lots of fun

Douglas Bond and his wife recently purchased the historic Sarahurst-Crawford House in Kinston, NC, a house on the National Register of Historic Places. We will open the doors to a select handful of aspiring writers twice a year. For an unforgettable week, you will live, dine, and room together--young and older--with us in this inspiring place. You will be challenged and stretched as you hone your writing craft, and you will be spurred on and encouraged to excel, using your every talent for the glory of God. 

"Douglas has the rare ability to communicate effectively with young and older writers alike. His knowledge of history and the significance and importance of intimate details... was incomparable."

Col. Dan Painter, ret.

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"The information, practical advice, and wonderful food have made the Master Class unforgettable--Such an investment in my writerhood!"

Caitlin

"Douglas has the rare ability to communicate effectively with young and older writers alike. His knowledge of history and the significance and importance of intimate details... was incomparable."

Col. Dan Painter, ret.

"I loved every minute of it! I learned more about writing and history than I ever could have expected. You gave me literary tools which I am already using and will continue to use. It was a wonderful master class, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!"

Cheyenne

 

​"Thank you so much! This is one of the most educational, inspirational, and enjoyable times I have had in my life. Your writing tutorials and critique have been incredibly helpful for me. I am sure I will carry what I learned this week for the rest of my life."

Eva

What does CCWMC cost?

--For the price of a weeks hotel stay, you will enjoy daily instruction and critique from a successful author, lodging in a grand house on the National Register, sumptuous home-cooked meals lovingly prepared by Mrs. Bond, plus transport to and from the Raleigh-Durham Airport (for those who need it)

​​--Cost is $1,099 for the week

--Contact me today for $200 early registration discount

--Register with a $250 deposit

Space is limited. Reserve your place today:

Email me at bondbooks.net@gmail.com .

Register and Code of Conduct

Download the PDF, sign, and send your deposit to me at

1201 N Queen Street

Kinston,  NC

28501`

What will you learn and do?

There will be ample structured and organized writing instruction, critique, and careful guidance, during which you will work and laugh together. But there will also be plenty of time for you to find one of many inspiring nooks and crannies in this grand old place and its grounds. 

You might curl up  with your writing materials in front of one of the seven fireplaces, or on the wide landing of the broad stairway in the reception hall, or on the Verona balcony, or under a Roman/Corinthian column on the sweeping front porch; or maybe you prefer the widow's walk high atop the house, or where Douglas writes in his Scriptorium, or out on the grounds underneath a mature magnolia tree.

Maybe you need some time to stroll the streets of the historic town, browse the used bookstore with live pig for mascot, or stop in at Middle Grounds for coffee and a quiet corner in an overstuffed chair in which to write.

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"Thank you so much! This is one of the most educational, inspirational, and enjoyable times I have had in my life. Your writing tutorials and critique have been incredibly helpful for me. I am sure I will carry what I learned this week for the rest of my life." Eva

Writing themes explored

What is the purpose of writing?
How does a writer portray evil?

How to create authentic characters?

How to overcome writer's block?

How to create suspense?

How to be your own worst critic when editing?

How to approach publishers and reviewers?

How to write for an audience of One?

How to write about music and visual art

and much more...

"I loved every minute of it! I learned more about writing and history than I ever could have expected. You gave me literary tools which I am already using and will continue to use. It was a wonderful master class, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!" Cheyenne

REGISTER by contacting me today at bondbooks.net@gmail.com

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“The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.”

C. S. Lewis

Finally, what is the overarching goal of the CCWMC? If we are to do basic things like eating and drinking to the glory of God, then how much more are writers to sharpen our pens and write to the glory and honor of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

"My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
  I address my verses to the king;
  my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe." Psalm 45:1

Come learn how to write in ways that will point your readers to the most pleasing theme--the King of kings.

Come Rest & Relax

Book today by emailing Doug or Cheryl at The Red House Farm bondbooks.net@gmail.com