Workshops: Craft & Execution
Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress 1*
Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress 2*
Blurring Boundaries: The Confluence of Fiction, Real Life and Imagination
Children’s & YA Review (Rogue)
Crafting YA: Voice, POV and Tense
Daytime Read & Critique (x10)
Character Therapy—And You’re the Shrink!
Dialogue IS Action AND Story
Evening Feedback Debriefing x2 (Rogue)
Finding Your Place in the Young Adult Market
From Storyboards to Stores: A Writers Guide to Comic Books
Getting to the Heart of Women’s Fiction
Happily Ever After: Make Them Earn It
Jump Start Your Story: The Spark of Life
Just Write the Damned Book
Memoir: Structuring Your Story and the Stories Within
The Modern Memoir: Which of Two Ways is the Right Way?
Non-fiction for Newbies: Is It a Book or Isn’t It?
Plot vs. Character: What’s Driving Your Story?
Plotters vs. Pantsers: To Outline or Not?
Reality Check: Stand Your Ground?
Re-entry: Editing Nonfiction for Dramatic Impact
The Road to Publication—Theme & Genre
Rogue Read & Critique (x9)
Storytelling is Murder, She Wrote
Transformative Narrative: A Shamanic Approach to Story Structure
Two-Page Tell: YOUR Opening Hook
Writing Outside the Story
You Love Him, But Could You Bring Him Home to Mother?
(To Be Announced)
*Note: Limited to 12 participants; pre-registration required
Indie & Self-Publishing and Do Yourself Independence (DYI)
Advanced Digital Marketing & Social Media
After You Submit: Do’s, Don’ts & Definites
Author as Entrepreneur: Being Your Own Publishing House
Co-, Ghost, With or And: Succeeding as a Collaborative Writer
How to Get the Most from the Conference
How to Give, Receive and Use Feedback (Rogue)
Indie Excellence: Do I REALLY Want To Sell My Books?
The New World of Killer Queries: The Key to Getting Requests
Pitch Witches: What’s Your Book About?
Scrivener Software 101: Maximize the Value, Minimize the Stress
Scrivener Software 201: Compile With Style, & Other Winning Workflows
Self-Publishing Savvy: Why, How, Where, What You Need to Know
Slushpile Hell: Don’t Make Me Make You Go There
Triple Threat: Indie-Author-Entrepreneur
Using Audio as an Income Stream
What to Expect from Your Agent—and What She Expects from You!
What to Expect from Your Editor–and What She Expects from You!
Your Book Is Finished: Now What?
(To Be Announced)
Panels, Appointments and Events
Advance Submission One-on-One Consultations
E-publication: First, Last or Best Choice for Emerging Authors?
Special Guest Speaker (Friday evening): Janis Thomas
Special Guest Speaker (Saturday morning): Suzanne Redfearn
Special Guest Speaker (Saturday evening): Laurence O’Bryan
Special Guest Speaker (Sunday morning): Bhava Ram
State of the Agent Panel
NovelCram: Building the Better Book
Complete info here.
The Practice Novel
Scene & Conflict
Read & Critique