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Los Angeles Schedule

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration

Walk-In Registration
September 19th 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration Open
(space permitting)
You may register in person at the conference, availability permitting. Space is limited, so the best option to ensure you have a spot is to register beforehand using the online form using the Registration link above.

Currently Staffed By:
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

Read & Critique
September 19th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Staff Name
TBA
 
Read & Critique
September 19th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Staff Name
TBA
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Sep 19th 9:00pm - Sep 20th 6:00am
TBA
NOTE: Michael, in order to prevent listing two more rows in the location column, I think we should just list the authors doing rogues here in one place like so:

  • Matt Pallamary - Beach Room - Mystery / Thriller / Fantasy

  • Laura Taylor - Hana Room - Romance / Memoir

  • Jenny Hilborne - Coast Room - Suspense / Horror

 
 

WORKSHOP

Fiction

Fiction - TBA
September 19th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fiction
TBA
 
Fiction - TBA
September 19th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Fiction
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction - TBA
September 19th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
Non-Fiction - TBA
September 19th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

Business & Alternative - TBA
September 19th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
Business & Alternative - TBA
September 19th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Workshop - TBA
September 19th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
TBA
 
To Be Announced
September 19th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
TBA
TBA
 
No Host Mixer & Booksigning
September 19th 5:20pm - 7:00pm
(cash bar)
Rub elbows with friendly authors. Mingle with your peers.
 
Welcome & Intros
September 19th 7:10pm - 8:00pm
Wes & MSG
TBA
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Evening

Special Guest Speaker
September 19th 8:00pm - 8:50pm
TBA
TBA
 
 

 

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration

Walk-In Registration
September 20th 7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Open
(space permitting)
You may register in person at the conference, availability permitting. Space is limited, so the best option to ensure you have a spot is to register beforehand using the online form using the Registration link above.

Currently Staffed By:
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Morning

Special Guest Speaker
September 20th 8:00am - 8:50am
TBA

Pre-Caffeine Conference Goodness


Morning Speakers and topics to be announced as we near the date of the conference.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Sep 20th 9:00pm - Sep 21st 6:00am
TBA
NOTE: Michael, in order to prevent listing two more rows in the location column, I think we should just list the authors doing rogues here in one place like so:
 
Read & Critique
September 20th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Staff Name
TBA
 
Read & Critique
September 20th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Staff Name
TBA
 
Read & Critique
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Staff Name
TBA
 
Read & Critique
September 20th 9:00am - 10:30am
Staff Name
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Fiction

Fiction - TBA
September 20th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Fiction
TBA
 
Fiction - TBA
September 20th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fiction
TBA
 
Fiction - TBA
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Fiction
TBA
 
Fiction - TBA
September 20th 9:00am - 10:30am
Fiction
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction - TBA
September 20th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
Non-Fiction - TBA
September 20th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
Non-Fiction - TBA
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
Non-Fiction - TBA
September 20th 9:00am - 10:30am
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

Business & Alternative - TBA
September 20th 9:00am - 10:30am
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
Business & Alternative - TBA
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
Business & Alternative - TBA
September 20th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
Business & Alternative - TBA
September 20th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
 

NovelCram®

Drusilla Campbell

NovelCram®
September 20th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
NovelCram®
September 20th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
NovelCram®
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
NovelCram®
September 20th 9:00am - 10:30am
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
NovelCram®
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
 

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

Advance Submission Critique

Advance Submission Critique
September 20th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
TBA
TBA
 
Advance Submission Critique
September 20th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
TBA
 
Advance Submission Critique
September 20th 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
TBA
 
Advance Submission Critique
September 20th 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
TBA
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Lunch
September 20th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
On Your Own

On Your Own


Placate Your Palate. Lunch is on your own. Dine at the hotel, or at a nearby eatery.
 
Agents Panel
September 20th 4:20pm - 5:30pm
TBA
TBA
 
SCWC*LA Banquet
September 20th 6:40pm - 8:00pm
TBA

TBA

 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Evening

Special Guest Speaker
September 20th 8:00pm - 8:50pm
TBA
TBA
 
 

 

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration

Walk-In Registration
September 21st 7:30am - 12:00pm
Registration Open
(space permitting)
You may register in person at the conference, availability permitting. Space is limited, so the best option to ensure you have a spot is to register beforehand using the online form using the Registration link above.

Currently Staffed By:
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Morning

Special Guest Speaker
September 21st 8:00am - 8:50am
TBA

Pre-Caffeine Conference Goodness


Morning Speakers and topics to be announced as we near the date of the conference.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

Read & Critique
September 21st 9:00am - 10:30am
Staff Name
TBA
 
Read & Critique
September 21st 10:40am - 12:10pm
Staff Name
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Fiction

Fiction - TBA
September 21st 10:40am - 12:10pm
Fiction
TBA
 
Fiction - TBA
September 21st 9:00am - 10:30am
Fiction
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction - TBA
September 21st 10:40am - 12:10pm
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
Non-Fiction - TBA
September 21st 9:00am - 10:30am
Non-Fiction
TBA
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

Business & Alternative - TBA
September 21st 10:40am - 12:10pm
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
Business & Alternative - TBA
September 21st 9:00am - 10:30am
Business & Alternative
TBA
 
 

NovelCram®

Drusilla Campbell

NovelCram®
September 21st 9:00am - 10:30am
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
NovelCram®
September 21st 10:40am - 12:10pm
Building the Better Book
A boot camp for fiction writers of all kinds: literary, commercial, mystery, romance and action-adventure.

NovelCram is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend intensive available only at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. A stand-alone track that starts Saturday at 9 AM and runs through Sunday, 5:10 PM, from concept through completion NovelCram covers everything you need to know about putting a novel together. Beginning with a one-on-one opportunity to vet your idea with a seasoned author and editor, NovelCram teaches what it takes to create a popular novel in today’s publishing world: plot and scene structure, dramatic development, character development, dialog, pacing, narrative drive and much more. Ideal for novelists who have finished a first or second draft or had their manuscript rejected one time too many, NovelCram is also a great way for even accomplished authors to get their new book off to a winning start.

While participating requires attending every NovelCram workshop, Crammers are free to attend all other SCWC functions, such as special guest speakers, agents panel, Rogue workshops, etc., when NovelCram is not in session. Crammers may also leave the NovelCram to attend optional pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments with advance submission readers.

The NovelCram consists of the following sessions:

  1. Goals, Orientation and Organization

  2. Prewriting the Practice Novel

  3. Plotting the Novel

  4. Chapter One

  5. Character Construction

  6. Scene, Dialogue and Conflict

  7. Read and Critique of Chapter One

  8. Completing the Novel


If you're ready to Cram, bring pen and paper (laptop computer highly recommended), snacks, and plenty of water. You're going to write!

Please note that this track requires a minimum number of participants and will be removed from the schedule if not met.
 
 

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

Advance Submission Critique

Advance Submission Critique
September 21st 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA
TBA
 
Advance Submission Critique
September 21st 10:40am - 12:10pm
TBA
TBA
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

SCWC Awards and Farewell
September 21st 12:20pm - 12:45pm
Currently Staffed By:
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Evening