Day 3 of Writers in Paradise

Day 3 of the 2018 Writers in Paradise conference at Eckerd College in beautiful St Petersburg, Florida.

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The faculty and guests met in their respective classrooms for the second in the series of focused workshops intended to improve the skills of all participants.


Meet The Faculty: Eight faculty members each sat at a different table for an eight minute Q&A.

At the end of the time, a bell rang and the faculty switched to the tables for more Q&A with a different group.


After a break, Writer Idol was held, where three ‘judges’ played ‘editors advocate’.

A volunteer read the first page of each novel submitted.

If the ‘editors’ had a substantial issue with the page being read, a hand was raised.

If two out of three had raised hands, the page was rejected and explanations for the rejections provided.

Wine & Cheese reception was offered followed by Evening Readings from Tim Dorsey & Laura Lippman.