Schedule

Our schedule for 2016 is posted here! Check back for changes and additions.

Conference Agenda Friday, Oct 21, 2016

8:30-9:00 – Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:20 – Welcome and Icebreaker
9:30-10:00 – Get Inspired with Rene Gutteridge

 

FLASH SESSIONS!
20 minute general sessions giving you important information you need to know about publishing!

10:00 – 12:00
Chris Maselli – Maximizing Your Writing Potential
Lara Bernhardt – Audio Books!
Melanie Hemry – Techniques to Bring the 5 Senses into Your Writing
Cheri Fuller – It’s Not Rejection, It’s Redirection

 

Lunch & Keynote
12:00 – 1:00 – Greg Johnson – How to Write the Book of Your Life

 

FLASH SESSIONS
1:00 – 3:00
Becky Johnson – 13 Tells of a Novice Writer
Carolyn Curtis – Beginning as a Freelance Writer
Christy Johnson – Skyrocket Your Sales with a Teaching Series
Erin Taylor Young – The Three Cs: Craft, Commerce and Communication

 

WORKSHOPS
Choose one of these workshops:

3:00 – 4:00
Becky Johnson – Writes Well With Others – A Career in Collaborating (without Losing Your Mind)
Christy Johnson and Robin Patchen – Pitch Perfect…Practice Your Pitches for Your Book!
William Bernhardt – Poetry in the 21st Century

 

GENERAL SESSION
4:00 – 4:50
Shel Harrington – Growing Your Facebook Page – How to Get Them to Like You!

5:00 – 5:50
Carolyn Curtis – Let’s Get Inside Your Editor’s Head

 

DINNER AND KEYNOTE/DESSERT
6:00 – 6:45 – Dinner
6:45 – 7:45 – William Bernhardt – Why Your Writing Matters
7:45 – 8:45 – After party with Signings and Dessert

Conference Agenda Saturday, October 22nd

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration/Coffee
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome
8:45 – 9:15 – An Interview with former District Attorney Wes Lane
9:15 – 10:20 – Chris Maselli – Should I Self-Publish?

 

TRACK SESSIONS
SPECIAL TEEN TRACK – 10:30 – 12:00

10:30 – 12:00
Melanie Hemry – Create Space Made Easy: Taking Charge of Your Book from Beginning to End
Cheri Fuller – Writing Your Family Story That Generations After You Will Want to Read
Rene Gutteridge – Ignite the Story – Fiction Techniques that Always Work

 

LUNCH
12:00-12:30

 

KEYNOTE GENERAL SESSION
12:30 – 1:00 – Janene MacIvor

 

TRACK SESSIONS
SPECIAL TEEN TRACK – 1:00 – 4:00

1:00 – 1:50
Chris Maselli – Kindle: Step by Step Instruction on how to get your book on Kindle
Greg Johnson – The 3 “Reallys” – How to Really Know You’re Ready for an Agent
Erin Young – Beginning Guide to Using Scrivener

2:00 – 2:50
Cheri Fuller – While You’re Writing You Great American Novel, Publish Magazine Articles!
Carolyn Curtis – Secrets to Success in Getting Published
Panel – Asked and Answered – Your Writing and Publishing Questions Answered!

3:00 – 3:50
Melanie Hemry – Strategies for Outlining Your Book and Writing a Compelling First Chapter
Rene Gutteridge – Beginning Screenwriting – All the Basics
Janene MacIvor – Ask the Editor – Questions You Wanted Answered But Were Afraid to Ask

4:00 – 5:00 – General Session Wrap Up