Cynthia Whitcomb

Writing the Waves 2014




Hosted by Playwright/Screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb

APRIL 20, 2014 ON THE Celebrity Silhouette




Day 1  Fort Lauderdale, Florida  (Sun 4/20)

Day 2  Writing at Sea (Mon 4/21)

Day 3  Writing at Sea  (Tue 4/22)

Day 4  Writing at Sea (Wed 4/23)

Day 5  Writing at Sea (Thur 4/24)

Day 6  Writing at Sea  (Fri  4/25)

Day 7  Writing at Sea  (Sat 4/26)

Day 8  Writing at Sea (Sun 4/27)

Day 9  Funchal Madeira (Mon 4/28)

Day 10 Writing at Sea (Tue 4/29)

Day 11 Gibraltar (UK) (Wed 4/30)

Day 12  Writing at Sea (Thur 5/1)

Day 13 Sardinia, Italy (Fri 5/2)

Day 14  Sicily, Italy (Sat 5/3)

Day 15  Naples, Italy (Sun 5/4)

Day 16 Rome, Italy (Mon 5/5)



All “At Sea” days will feature writing workshops from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

We’ll write on our own in the afternoons.

We will reconvene to talk shop over dinner together,

then hold evening writing salons where we read aloud, critique our work and solve any writing problems that come up.

With nine At Sea days, it’s possible for each writer to have more than 50 pages written on this voyage.


Prices:  (per person, double occ. Air not included)

Interior $1,449 ($949 non-writing roommate)

Ocean View $1,699 ($1,199 NWR)

Balcony $1,849 ($1,349 NWR)

Suite $3,199 ($2,699 NWR)


The workshops will cover everything you need to know to successfully create, complete and market your projects. Subjects include:

How to choose an idea.  Research.

Story structure.  Character Development.

Scene cards and Storyboards.  Love Stories.  Humor.  Genres.  Film and Theatre Formats.

Style.  Voice.  Scene and Summary.

Revising and Polishing. Using Right Brain/Left Brain. Laura Whitcomb’s Novel Shortcuts

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Agents, Editors, Producers & Managers.

Pitching. Editing. Breaking in.  And most importantly:  Dealing with Success!


Cynthia Whitcomb has sold over 70 screenplays, 29 of which have been produced on prime time national television.

She’s been nominated for the Emmy, Cable Ace, WGA, Humanitas and Edgar Allan Poe Awards.  Her books and classes on screenwriting are widely popular.

Twice a finalist for the Angus Bowmer Award in Drama and twice semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill.

She has written roles for such stars as Jason Robards, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Spacey, Martin Sheen, Gabriel Byrne and Anjelica Huston.


Writers who have taken 3 cruises with Cynthia

previously, will not be charged for the class.

(They will pay the non-writing roommate rate.)


Only $25 to register and hold your space and these rates.

To register email Walt Schaffrick at