Schedule

2021 Class Schedule

Friday Schedule

Friday, September 11, 2021
General Sessions are held in the Ballroom

Time Room A Room B Room C Room D

8:30

9:00

        Welcome

Keynote: Amy Harmon

10:00

*Intensive*

Get Ready to Publish!

Heather Moore

(must preregister)

 

Dialogue

Stephanie Black

 

Agent/Editor Panel

Discovery  Writers Survival Guide

Traci Abramson

11:00
Breakout 2

Intensive pt. 2

Stephanie Moore

Successful Side Hustles
Sara Ella
Character Motivation
Kaylee Baldwin
The Psychology of Romance
Janette Rallison
12:00 Lunch
1:00
Breakout 3
What I Wish I’d Known in Self-publishing
M.A. Nichols
Start at the Beginning
Shelly Brown

*Intensive*

Become a Submission Superhero!
Editor Lisa Mangum

(must preregister)

Taking Worldbuilding Personally

Paige Sommer

and Stephanie Moore

2:00
Breakout 3
Optimizing Your Amazon Product Page
Rachel Huffmire
Let Your Character Drive
Emily Louye Huey
Intensive Pt. 2
Lisa Mangum
What I Want From You Is…Your Voice
Editor Samantha Millburn
3:00 Snack
3:30
Breakout 5
Writing Memoir through Topics and Stories
Charlie Bird
Breaking Up with Alpha Male
Ranee’ Clark
Eye Popping Pitches and Queries
Agent Karyn Fischer
6 Steps to Get Emotional
Julie Wright
4:30
Breakout 6
the Power of Choice in Your Creative Life
Mandy Ballard
It Came from the Slush Pile
Dennis Gaunt
How to Hook Readers
Agent Lynnette Novak
Vulnerable and Authentic
Ben Schilaty
5:30

 

Saturday Schedule

Saturday, September 12, 2021
General Sessions are held in the Desert Rose Ballroom

 

Time Room A Room B Room C Room D
8:30 Welcome
9:00 Breakout 7 Blurb and Bio
Agent Lynnette Novak
Using NaNoWriMo Techniques
Jessica Guernsey
romance Series 101
Sarah Alva
Podcast Crossover
Charlie Bird and Ben Schilaty
10:00 Breakout 8

Out Of My Mind: How to Write the Picture Book I Keep Thinking About

Shar Abreau Petersen

Releasing Tension

Editor Ashley Gebert

Description

Ellie Whitney

Share Light Like a Boss

Michelle Wilson

11:00
Breakout 9
Layering Your Story
Cassie Shiels
A Rebel With a Plot
Jentry Flint
Great Writing Regardless of Genre
Editor Lisa Mangum
Appreciate vs. Appropriate
Lehua Parker
12:00 Lunch
1:00
Breakout 10
Course Corrections
Traci Abramson
Character personalities
Christie Powell
Self-editing Techniques
Ranee’ Clark
Verbs that Sing
Agent Karyn Fischer
2:00
Breakout 11
Mistakes not to Make
Janette Rallison
Lessons from a TV Writing  Room
Adam Berg

“Can You Feel it, Baby?”

(Readers should too.)
Rachel Stones

Rocking Amazon Ads
Casey Robertson
3:00 Snack
3:30
Breakout 12
Editing: Level up Your Manuscript
Tracy Daley
Cohesion
Amy Harmon
Creating Compelling Villains
Stephanie Black
Work-life Integration and Writing
RuthAnne Snow
4:30
Breakout 13
You’ve Signed with a Publisher!…Now What?
Editor Samantha Millburn
Website
Lisa Crandall
Humor
Dennis Gaunt
Sisyphus Dilemma; or What’s the POint?
Kaylee Baldwin
5:30 BOB awards and Closing Remarks

 

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