2016 Reach For The Stars Spring Workshop


Join us on March 5, 2016 for this outstanding workshop. But register early because we have a strict 65 attendee maximum due to room capacity



Join New York Times best-selling writer Bob Mayer for an all-day workshop on writing the novel, beginning with the original idea and core conflict, developing plot and character, working with point of view, and pulling everything together selling your book and the business of writing.

Topics Covered:

  • The Original Idea—The Heart of Your Story and Key to Selling Your Book:
  • Plot and Outline: The Events of Your Story:
  • Point Of View: The Voice of Your Story:
  • Characters: The People of Your Story:
  • Setting, Dialogue, Writer’s Block and Re-Writing:
  • Selling And Marketing Your Book
  • The Current State and Future of the Publishing Business for the Writer


Ramada Shreveport Airport*
5555 Financial Plaza
Shreveport, Louisiana.

*Note: this was formerly called the Holiday Inn Financial Plaza but is now under new management. It is the same hotel where we have held prior events

A block of rooms is being held for attendees at the special rate of $84/night.  You can reserve your room by calling 318-688-1877 during regular business hours and ask for the NOLA STARs rate.


Postmark Date Nola Stars member All Others
On or Before 01/31/16 $35 $60
On or Before 02/29/16 $50 $75
After 02/29/15 $90 $90


  • 8:30-9:00 – Check in/Coffee Chat
  • 9:00–12:00 – Morning Sessions (including short break between topics)
  • 12:00-1:00 – Written in the Stars Awards Luncheon
  • 1:00-5:00 – Afternoon Sessions (including short break between topics)



To Register and pay electronically:

  • Go to paypal.com and send your money to treasurer  @  nolastars  .com  (no spaces)
    PLEASE put ‘Workshop Registration for your name’  in the subject line.
  • Download and fill out this Registration Form.  Once it is complete, send the form to specialevents @ nolastars .com (no spaces)


To Register and pay via snail mail:

  • Download and fill out this Registration Form.  Once it is complete, send the form, along with a check made out to NOLA STARs, to
    NOLA STARs Workshop Committee
    P. O. Box 5418
    Bossier City, LA 71171


If  you have questions, please contact our Special Events coordinator at specialevents @ nolastars .com (no spaces)