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Now accepting reservations for

Writing the Waves 2017

Hosted by Playwright/Screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb

APRIL 6, 2017 ON THE Caribbean Princess

Group #7698843



Day 1  Fort Lauderdale, Florida  (Thur 4/6)

Day 2  Writing at Sea (Fri 4/7)

Day 3  Writing at Sea  (Sat 4/8)

Day 4  Bermuda (Sun 4/9)

Day 5  Writing at Sea (Mon 4/10)

Day 6  Writing at Sea  (Tues  4/11)

Day 7  Writing at Sea  (Wed 4/12)

Day 8  Writing at Sea (Thur 4/13)

Day 9  Writing at Sea (Fri 4/14)

Day 10 Writing at Sea (Sat 4/15)

Day 11 Writing at Sea (Sun 4/16)

Day 12  Cobh (Cork) Ireland  (Mon 4/17)

Day 13 Falmouth, England (Tues 4/18)

Day 14  Le Havre (Paris) (Wed 4/19)

Day 15  Southampton (London) England (Thur 4/20)


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 occupancy. Airfare not included.)

Interior from $1,894. ($1,394  non-writing roommate)

Ocean View from $2,234 (NWR $1,734)

Balcony from $2,454 (NWR $1,954)

Final payments due Jan. 15, 2017


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, Kevin Spacey, 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.)

$25 Deposit per person due July 11, 2015

$425 per person due Oct. 7, 2015

Final payment due January 15, 2016

Late registration may be subject to fares going up

To register email Walt Schaffrick  at

(800) 210-9444 option #2

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