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SD32 Schedule

  • Click on any individual workshop title slated to view its summary. For instructions on how to navigate the interactive schedule, or customize and print your own weekend itinerary, select the “Tips” tab above, where we also have a video tutorial. All workshops and events will take place at the conference hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hanalei, located at 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.

    The Weekend-At-A-Glance (updated 2/5/18) shows you where we are now with the schedule. The interactive schedule (below) will be updated when we’re close to finalizing actual workshop times so that you can plan your weekend accordingly.

    A summary of all SD32 workshops slated can also be found on the Workshops and Events page (updated 2/5/18).

    • Position your mouse pointer over the timetable grids to scroll to the relevant timeframe using the horizontal scroll buttons that will appear.
    • Click on the gray box with the title of the event you’re interested in to expand it and to view more information about the event.
    • In an expanded event box, click the “Add to Program” button to highlight this event on the printable schedule (optional).
    • Access a printable schedule (which also contains any highlighted events) by clicking the tiny, black printer icon at the upper-right of each day’s timetable (optional).
    • Watch the video below for a tutorial that walks you through all of this functionality. Be sure to click the little “gear” icon and set the quality to “720p” HD for the best possible viewing experience.

 

Friday, February 16th, 2018

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration

Walk-in Registration
February 16th 12:00pm - 7:30pm
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

Read, Critique & Live to Write Another Day
February 16th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Melanie Hooks & Laura Perkins
Staff members and R&C vets Laura Perkins and Melanie Hooks walk you through critique-giving etiquette and their most helpful methods of interpreting ‘craft vs opinion’ notes, all while keeping your ego – and passion for your work – alive and well.
 
All-Genre
February 16th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Laura Taylor
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Feb 16th 9:00pm - Feb 17th 12:00am
Various
All-Genre - Matthew J. Pallamary

All-Genre - Laura Taylor

Cold Openings: Your First Five Pages - Marla Miller

Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Melanie Hooks & Laura Perkins
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

Character Therapy—and You’re the Shrink!
February 16th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Reina Menasche
Think you know your protagonist? Have you put him/her through some really tough therapy? In this hands-on workshop, participants will wear the SHRINK hat and dig deeper into their characters’ psyche, or just create new multifaceted characters to make fiction sparkle with life. Through defining character details, visiting creative stations to “play” with our characters in a fun, stress-free way, and analyzing their inner conflicts, personality traits and desires, participants will make better friends with the people they create–and enjoy the process.
 
What Makes a Compelling Story
February 16th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Claudia Whitsitt
Writing a compelling story that keeps readers engaged from the first sentence to the last requires more than skill, it involves the ability to connect emotionally with our audience. In this workshop, we will delve into the components that foster human connection, keep readers connected, and leave them satisfied at the end of our story.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

Writing for Your Reader
February 16th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Jean Jenkins
Interactive writing is the easy secret but hard to do. How much does the reader need to know? When does your story start (or need to) and why? How to use descriptives to the story’s advantage and to involve the reader. The goal is for the reader to identify with your character or the situation or the predicament from page one, line one. We’ll talk about universals (things every reader can identify with) as well as situations unique to your character, why stories lose focus and what to do about it, and how to entice readers so they don’t put the book down early.
 
Transformative Narrative: A Shamanic Approach to Story
February 16th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Matthew J. Pallamary
Though based on the essence of what a story is, fiction, non-fiction, and memoir writers will benefit from this workshop which will bring a new perspective to understanding the elements that make solid, well-paced stories that promise to grab your audience and pull them all the way through to a satisfying climax and resolution. Learn how to bring your writing process into focus by demonstrating a unique method of comprehending the energetic dynamics that make up a well structured narrative.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

How to Make the Most of the Conference
February 16th 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Wes Albers
 
The Science of Storytelling: How Neuroscience Can Help Us Tell Better Stories
February 16th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oz Monroe
Why pick one word over another? Why write a sentence in this order instead of that? What exactly makes a story engaging? Research into Cognitive Linguistics may have the answer. In this workshop we will learn how to choose words to trigger specific regions of the brain, how to structure sentences based on the brain’s image building capabilities, and how to utilize typical reading speeds and retention to control the pace of the narrative.
 
How to Create a Successful Virtual Book Tour
February 16th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Paula Margulies
A well-planned virtual book tour (or blog tour) is a great way to connect with top bloggers and draw their readers to your blog or books. In this workshop, publicist Paula Margulies will provide tips and techniques to help authors create a successful tour. Topics include: the reasons for doing a virtual tour, building a targeted list of bloggers, preparing a Q&A and photos, determining what to offer, planning giveaways and prepping files, developing a powerful query message, sending out queries, scheduling, and follow-up. Paula will provide Q&A and list samples and is happy to answer any questions about book tours or book publicity and promotion in general.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

Something to Talk About: Speaking Publicly About Your Book
February 16th 3:40pm - 5:10pm
Gayle Carline
Social media is good, but sooner or later, an author must add public speaking to their toolkit, in order to increase their visibility. This workshop will offer ideas for organizing material and overcoming fear when making presentations to an audience, as well as a chance to practice in a supportive environment. Events from launch parties to sharing a spot on a panel, to being a guest speaker will be covered.
 
How to Create a Successful Virtual Book Tour
February 16th 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Paula Margulies
A well-planned virtual book tour (or blog tour) is a great way to connect with top bloggers and draw their readers to your blog or books. In this workshop, publicist Paula Margulies will provide tips and techniques to help authors create a successful tour. Topics include: the reasons for doing a virtual tour, building a targeted list of bloggers, preparing a Q&A and photos, determining what to offer, planning giveaways and prepping files, developing a powerful query message, sending out queries, scheduling, and follow-up. Paula will provide Q&A and list samples and is happy to answer any questions about book tours or book publicity and promotion in general.
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

No-host Mixer & Booksigning
February 16th 5:15pm - 7:15pm
 
Welcome & Intros
February 16th 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Michael Steven Gregory
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Nikki Katz
February 16th 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Author, The Midnight Dance
 
 

 

 

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REGISTRATION DESK

REGISTRATION DESK
February 17th 7:00am - 6:00pm
Walk-in Registration
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

Pitch Witches: Query Letter Critique
February 17th 9:00am - 10:30am
Marla Miller & Jennifer Silva Redmond
An exceptional query letter is what lands a manuscript request from an agent or acquisitions editor. But is the book you’re pitching in it an accurate description of the book you’ve written? Is it too long or filled with superfluous information that actually undermines a reader’s confidence in your potential? Bring in your no-more-than-1-page query letter and let the “Pitch Witches” work their “magic” to make it the best it can be.
 
All-Genre
February 17th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Matthew J. Pallamary
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
All-Genre
February 17th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Matthew J. Pallamary
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Feb 17th 9:00pm - Feb 18th 12:00am
Various
All-Genre - Mark Clements

All-Genre - Laura Taylor

Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Melanie Hooks & Laura Perkins
 
Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress 1
February 17th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Jean Jenkins
Limited to 12 participants, in this two-part workshop freelance editor Jean Jenkins analyzes your story idea, writing style, character motivation, sense of setting, character commitment, and all the other little things that agents and editors look for when reviewing pages. Submission of material prior to conference required.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

What’s the Point? Story, Subtext & Plot
February 17th 9:00am - 10:30am
Claudia Whitsitt
Authors write books because they have stories to tell to the world. Whether it is to impart a lesson, or provide entertainment, the author who understands what story they are trying to tell and why they are telling it, is more capable of producing a book that resonates with readers. This workshop will discuss ways of drilling down to the core of your story, and layering it throughout your book.
 
The Storyteller’s Toolbox (Part 1)
February 17th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Janis Thomas
Whether you’re writing sci fi, paranormal, coming of age, romance, or memoir, all stories have key elements that make them engaging reads. In this workshop, we will cover structure, character arc, beats, and other tools that will raise your story to the next level
 
Story Beats: Your Story’s Pulse
February 17th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ara Grigorian
One tried-and-true method to becoming a better storyteller is to decompose and analyze favorite works (books, movies, etc.) like a surgeon until finding the inherent patterns that makes all stories flow. These internal patterns are story beats—the pulse of story. Story beats are the events, the decisions, or discoveries that alter the way our protagonist pursues her goal. This session will help you understand the core beats that all great stories share and apply them to your own.
 
Applying Tension and Voice to First Pages
February 17th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Claudia Whitsitt
Combine what you’ve learned about tension to this workshop on adding that elusive voice to your first pages, so that your readers are gripped to your story from the very start. Please bring your first pages so you can apply the lesson to your manuscript.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

Healing through Writing Memoir
February 17th 9:00am - 10:30am
Cherie Kephart
Writing a memoir is about making a connection with readers, but also about healing. By crafting a memoir, we learn how our experiences have shaped us, and we share this wisdom with our readers. Memoir writing then becomes a healing experience that is a shared discovery. In this workshop, we will explore the practical process of writing memoir and how this process can heal us through the use of specific techniques and writing exercises, and by understanding the bigger picture and restorative effects that writing a memoir can have. There is not one way to write a memoir, or one way to heal. There are multiple paths. We will examine those differences and how you can find the one that is right for you.
 
Soul Therapy: The Spiritual Side of Writing Memoir
February 17th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Cherie Kephart
Writing a memoir is a journey beyond words. It is a soulful experience. Enter the unwritten and learn about writing a memoir from a spiritual vantage point. It’s about relinquishing the power your story has over you. By learning to let go of the story that is holding you back, you can craft the story you were meant to tell. In this workshop, we will explore the fears that block us, the truth behind our intentions for writing our stories, how to discover the real message we are communicating to the world, what to focus on, what to let go of, and how this entire experience transforms us.
 
Structure in Memoir: How to Reveal the Universal Story Inside the Personal Narrative
February 17th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Judy Reeves
Memoir, like any story, needs a structure upon which to build and from which to expand. It needs a construction with its own logic that holds the story together. Memoir isn’t autobiography. Memoir is a “slice of life” that has a beginning, middle and ending, but these aren’t birth and death and everything that happened in-between. In this workshop, we’ll look at some of the many ways a writer can structure her memoir—linear, framed, single-focus issue, collage, braided, circular, plus a few other surprising scaffolds. We’ll explore examples of the various structures and discuss why they work and how a writer can determine the most effective structure for the story that wants to be told.
 
Time in Memoir—A Chronology of Its Own
February 17th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Judy Reeves
Not every memoir is told in chronological order. In fact, most memoirs move both forward and backward in time, slip-sliding from past to present and back again. The most successful memoirs aren’t simply a recounting of events, but the memoirist’s discovery of the connections among events that were not necessarily sequential and weaving those events into a narrative that reveals a meaning deeper than a mere telling of this happened and then that. Flash back; flash forward; time leaps; “I, then and I, now;” child voice/adult voice; past tense/present tense; reflection/projection; time is fluid in the memoir. In this workshop, we’ll look at the ways a writer controls time to reveal patterns and meaning in telling their story.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

Instrumental Editing: The Process of Getting Out of Your Own Way
February 17th 9:00am - 10:30am
Michael Mohr
What often distinguishes a book that’s truly ready for publication from one that’s not, is editing. In this workshop, Michael will address the key components of developmental editing, and how to work with a professional editor, using as a template his client Christian Picciolini’s memoir, White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement–and How I Got Out (Hachette Books).
 
X-traordinary Sex Writing
February 17th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Janet F. Williams
Writing sex scenes can be intimidating, even for seasoned authors. This session will inform attendees on the “ins and outs” of good sex writing, from mild to wild, straight or gay or whatever suits the mood. Expect graphic language, humor, and information designed to help authors change wooden scenes into writing readers crave. Workshop assignments will give you a new way to get started.
 
Revision Strategies
February 17th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Jennifer Caloyeras
You’ve written a draft of your novel. Now what? Jennifer Caloyeras will guide you through the revision process from line edits to global aspects of your writing as well as answer questions about the next steps in the writing process: querying agents and how to know when your work is ready. Participants will leave with a knowledge of the many possible strategies when it comes to revision.
 
Writing for Real: Sex Crimes & Perversion
February 17th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Michael R. Shevock
This session will provide writers with an overview of the science and craft of sex crime investigations, the psychological stressors affecting the officers who conduct them and the panoply of abhorrent behavior they encounter. The tone will be academic; the language will be clinical. The subject matter will be disturbing. There will be no slides.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Path to Publication

Before the Book: Creating Your Online Personal
February 17th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Indy Quillen
As a writer, you are told you need an online persona long before that first book gets published. But how do you do that without a book? In this workshop you’ll learn how building your persona is about more than “just the book”. Indy will help you explore the many online options available, and supply tools to aid you in the discovery of your own unique avenue to follow. A sampling of the topics to be covered include: How do I discover and define my own persona? What Social Media venues should I use? Why will my path be different? Do I need a blog? What do I blog about? How will I tie my books to my personality?
 
Aspiring to Author: A Personal Publishing Guide
February 17th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Greta Boris & Megan Haskell
Imagine yourself, author, as the protagonist in a story full of challenges, twists, and turns. Whether a pantser or a plotter, you have to prepare for the call to adventure. Too many new writers, and sometimes even experienced ones, drown in the swampy middle, give up in the dark night of the soul, and are defeated by their villain. In this course, we will help aspiring novelists plot their own journey by providing a self-outline method to determine which model–Traditional or Self-Publishing, Big 5 Publisher or smaller Indie Press–is best for them and map out the pros, cons, and processes for each.
 
Navigating Twitter Pitch Parties
February 17th 9:00am - 10:30am
Jennifer Caloyeras
What is a twitter pitch party? How can it help sell your book? Which parties are worth participating in? How can I condense my entire novel into a 280 character pitch? What are the best strategies when it comes to participating in Twitter Pitch Parties? This workshop will guide you through the world of online Pitch Parties – a great way to land an agent or publisher and gain exposure for your writing.
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Agents Panel: State of Publishing
February 17th 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Various
 
SCWC Banquet
February 17th 6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Damian McNicholl
February 17th 8:00am - 8:45am
Author, The Moment of Truth
 
Janis Thomas
February 17th 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Author, What Remains True
 
 

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

Advance Submissions
February 17th 9:00am - 10:30am
Appointments
 
Advance Submissions
February 17th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Appointments
 
Advance Submissions
February 17th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Appointments
 
Advance Submissions
February 17th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Appointments
 
 

 

 

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REGISTRATION DESK

Walk-in Registration
February 18th 8:30am - 6:00pm
 
 

WORKSHOP

Read & Critique

All-Genre
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Janis Thomas
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
All-Genre
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Claudia Whitsitt
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Melanie Hooks & Laura Perkins
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
Rogue Read & Critique(s)
Feb 18th 8:00pm - Feb 19th 12:00am
Various
All-Genre - Mark Clements

All-Genre - Oz Monroe

Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Melanie Hooks & Laura Perkins
 
Early 'Bard' Read & Critique
February 18th 7:00am - 8:45am
Oz Monroe
Troubleshoot potentially problematic aspects of works-in-progress.
 
Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress 2
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Jean Jenkins
Limited to 12 participants, in this two-part workshop freelance editor Jean Jenkins analyzes your story idea, writing style, character motivation, sense of setting, character commitment, and all the other little things that agents and editors look for when reviewing pages. Submission of material prior to conference required.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

Dialogue, the Conversational Heart of Your Story
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Robert Yehling
An advanced workshop on conversational dialogue, using vernacular, accents, dialect, punctuation, and other elements to bring voices and characters into a real-life feel through their dialogue — and grab readers’ hearts and minds through it.
 
Every Story is a Love Story
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Ara Grigorian
Every story has an element of love, whether it’s a Romance (OutlanderNotting Hill), a story with a love interest sub-plot (Hunger Games), a buddy love (JawsDie Hard), or team love (Harry PotterAvengers). In this session we’ll cover the various ways love is incorporated into all story types; how the theme of your story drives its heart and is tightly coupled with the lesson your main character(s) will learn during the journey; and explore how both structure and the associated story beats drive the love story.
 
The Plot Menu—Creating a Well Balanced Story
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Greta Boris
For a well balanced diet you need carbohydrates and protein. In a well balanced story you need strong characters and a solid structure. If you’ve ever pantsed your way into an overweight, bloated manuscript, or starved the life out of your novel with over-plotting, this workshop is for you. By pairing a lean version of the three act structure with nine basic personality types, we will help you find healthy perimeters your creativity can bounce between. You’ll leave the workshop with a Plot Menu spreadsheet for your work in progress.
 
The Storyteller’s Toolbox (Part 2)
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Janis Thomas
Whether you’re writing sci fi, paranormal, coming of age, romance, or memoir, all stories have key elements that make them engaging reads. In this workshop, we will cover structure, character arc, beats, and other tools that will raise your story to the next level.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Craft & Execution

The Forrest Gump Effect: Blending Fiction and Fact
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Robert Yehling
Many writers utilize “faction,” the blending of fact and fiction in their novels and personal narratives. In this workshop we’ll explore how to successfully blend fact and fiction in effort to maximize verisimilitude for the reader, where to blur the details, and how to master copyright, accuracy and other fundamental issues.
 
Crafting a Compelling Book Proposal
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Marla Miller
For nonfiction writers, a well-crafted book proposal package is the key to selling your project. In this workshop, we dissect the components of a book proposal, considered the “tell and sell” document that agents and acquisition editors require for nonfiction books, (memoirs sometimes). Marla has sold two on proposal alone, one to Simon & Schuster, and will use content from her works to illustrate what hooks and what doesn’t. Writers invited to bring book proposal drafts to this workshop for possible partial review.
 
Backstory: Employing Expository Like a Screenwriter
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Jennifer Silva Redmond
One of the biggest challenges a writer faces is how and when to give readers information about what came before page one, and how to fill in readers on what happens off the page as the plot evolves. Clunky, obvious, “on the nose” expository is the bane of agents and editors—not to mention readers—and one of the chief reasons that manuscripts and books get put down, never to be picked up again. Readers want (and need) to learn about characters and situations as they go along, much as we learn about people and situations in real life. In this workshop you’ll learn how to integrate the backstory into your story by employing “character reveals,” “visual expository,” and some other useful screenwriting tricks.
 
Tell Me a Story—Using the Techniques of Fiction to Craft a Compelling Memoir
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Judy Reeves
When we say, “tell me a story,” what we really mean is transport me to another place and time where something interesting—maybe even captivating—is happening. We want something exciting or moving to occur, and we want to experience it right along with the characters. We want to get to know the characters, see what they look like and hear their voices. We want to learn about them through their actions and behavior. We want to be grounded in a place, at a particular time. It isn’t just in novels and short stories, we want all this—readers these days expect these story-telling qualities in our memoirs as well. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the various techniques good fiction writers use to shape their story and reveal their characters and learn how to apply them in our memoirs.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Business & Alternative

7 Character Motivations You Need to Know
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Janet F. Williams
Learn the seven motivations that drive behavior. You will discover how to focus on specific motivations and then combine them to create believable characters that think, feel, and act with conviction. You will find it easier to keep your characters “in character” and your story will take on better drive.
 
Finding Your Inner Teen: Wtg. Contemporary or Historical YA
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Loretta Ellsworth
The ability to summon your inner teenager is a basic requirement for writing for young adults.  We’ll discuss ways to develop an authentic voice that will set your novel apart, and we’ll use creative prompts to get the words flowing.  We’ll also share resources and inspiration from our own teen years, and discuss the still-growing and popular YA market.
 
Writing Behind Your Back: Applying Personal History to Historical Fiction
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Loretta Ellsworth
Writing is a process of self-discovery.  In this workshop we’ll explore how using personal history adds emotion to a story and makes it more engaging to readers. Writing reveals our true nature inside, our fears, our joys, our hidden desires, our observations about the world we live in and our biases about the world.  That’s why you have to be part of the book you’re writing, and often are without realizing it.  We’ll look for ways to incorporate our personal lives in our stories and to recognize how to make that aspect a richer element.
 
Productive Prose: Find and Maximize Your Writing Time
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Megan Haskell
If you want to be a successful published author, you have to get your butt in the chair and write. But we all know that sometimes life gets in the way. This course will help you find the hidden minutes in your day, increase your words per hour, and build a daily writing habit to finish your book. Bring your calendar! The first half of the course will be spent learning new productivity strategies, the second will workshop the schedules of one or two volunteers to help build a solid writing habit.
 
 

WORKSHOP

Path to Publication

Acorn Publishing: Exploring the Benefits of Hybrid Publishing
February 18th 9:00am - 10:30am
Holly Kammier & Jessica Therrien
In an ever-changing industry, hybrid publishing is a new concept. Combining traditional publication expertise and cover appeal with the benefits that come with publishing independently, in this workshop the owners of Acorn Publishing will lead authors through the process, from submission to published novel, of cost-effectively self-publishing vetted, quality books under an established collective imprint–Acorn–while enabling them to retain all rights to their work and collect 100% of their profit.
 
$0 to Six-figures in 7 ‘Not-So-Easy’ Steps: Strategies
February 18th 10:40am - 12:10pm
Teresa Burrell
Writing as a business or a hobby? Learn how to make writing your day job. This workshop is for writers who want to make money. If you have multiple books or are just starting your first one, you need to know the “business” of being an author, and the sooner you start the better. Writing is fun, but making a living at it is totally awesome!
 
$0 to Six-figures in 7 ‘Not-So-Easy’ Steps: Tactics
February 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teresa Burrell
This workshop will not be a repeat of the strategy session. It will be a more in-depth look at each step. It is designed to give writers the tools they need to work the steps efficiently.
 
Promote Your Book and Monetize Its Content
February 18th 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Robert Yehling
Often, for the savvy author, promoting one’s book begins long before publication. The focus of this workshop is how to use the content of your upcoming title to solicit online and print articles, paid blogs, and discover other money-making opportunities, all the while expanding audience reach by raising awareness of your forthcoming release at the same time.
 
 

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

SCWC Awards & Recognition
February 18th 5:30pm - 6:00pm
 
Dinner On Your Own
February 18th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Eric Peterson
February 18th 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Author, The Dining Car
 
 

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

 

 

Schedule subject to change. Final schedule available upon conference check-in.