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Now accepting reservations for

Writing the Waves 2019

Hosted by Playwright/Screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb

APRIL 22, 2019 on The Celebrity Reflection



Day 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Mon. 4/22)

Day 2 Writing at Sea (Tue 4/23)

Day 3 Writing at Sea (Wed 4/24)

Day 4 Writing at Sea (Thur 4/25)

Day 5 Writing at Sea (Fri 4/26)

Day 6 Writing at Sea (Sat 4/27)

Day 7 Writing at Sea (Sun 4/28)

Day 8 Writing at Sea (Mon 4/29)

Day 9 Azores (Tues 4/30)

Day 10 Azores (Wed 5/1)

Day 11 Writing at Sea (Thur 5/2)

Day 12 Writing at Sea (Fri 5/3)

Day 13 Cobh/Cork, Ireland (Sat 5/4)

Day 14 Liverpool, England (Sun 5/5)

Day 15 Dublin, Ireland (Mon. 5/6)

Prices:  (per person, double occupancy. Airfare not included.)

Interior from $1,769  ($1,269 non-writing roommate)

Balcony from $2,429 (NWR $1,929)

$50 Deposit

$400 due 11/2/17

Final Payment due 1/15/19

(includes port taxes and fees)

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.


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. Conflict.  Clock.

Scene cards and Storyboards.  Love Stories.  Genres.  Film, Theatre and Book Formats.

Style.  Voice.  Scene and Summary.  Dialogue.  Exposition.  Setups and Payoffs.

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 75 screenplays, 30 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.

She has written roles for such stars as Jason Robards, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Sheen, Gabriel Byrne, Gena Rowlands 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.)

Late registration may be subject to fares going up

To register email Walt Schaffrick  at

(800) 210-9444 option #2

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