As a result of growing up in rural America with little artistic encouragement and guidance, and then attending numerous "inspirational writing" workshops in which I wasn’t inspired and never wrote, I shook off my own fear of failure and decided to “go it alone” in order to become a fulltime author. I eventually was "plucked from the slush pile" by an agent, meaning I had no connections or "in's" to major publishing other than my work. I secured an incredible agent, and my first memoir, America’s Boy, was sold to Dutton/Penguin a week after I signed with my agent. That was six books ago.… After my third memoir sold to Crown/Random House, I created “Wade’s Writers” not only to support new and emerging talent but so writers wouldn't have to go it alone. My personalized, intensive and transformational writing retreats are inspired by my journey. I bring my own unique and highly personal take on writing and the business of writing to a new level: My workshops are equal parts inspirational and professional.

Upcoming Workshops

Turkey Run - Wade's Home

Are you ready to take the leap and take your writing to the next level while spending the day in a bestselling author's home?

Wade Rouse is inviting you to spend a day in his home for this once a year experience for introductory writers or writers that are ready to take the next step. This retreat will also include breakfast and lunch prepared with love by Wade's partner, Gary. Fear is what stops most people from pursuing their passion and following their dreams. Fear is also what inhibits most authors from writing what calls to them, and keeps them from finding their voice. Fear is, too often, a writer's worst and final editor. Wade will lead participants through an in-depth discussion on fear, how it is intertwined with writing, and how it nearly stopped him. He will share examples of his early work, and how his overcoming of fear � in his life and in his writing � was the final piece of the puzzle that changed his work and his voice forever, and led him to become a bestselling author.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Saugatuck/Fennville, MI 49408
Address will be provided after registration

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