Schedule

2015 Conference Workshop Schedule

THURSDAY

Doors open at 11:00 am for registration

1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 1 How to get the most out of the conference LOGAN
1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 2 Hating on the Draft WEBB
1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 3 Voice WITTE
1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 4 Dialogue is More Than Talking Heads DAVIS
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 1 FIRST PAGE (AFTERNOON SESSION) DAVIS/DEAN/
WILSON
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 2 Evaluating Your Hook WILKINS
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 3 Editing For Winners: How to Make Your Writing Sharp, Sharper, Sharpest ENGBER
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 4 Overcoming Fear – Getting Past a Blank Page ZOELLNER
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 1 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 2 YOU HAVEN’T SCENE THIS BEFORE: Creating Unique and Compelling Settings WEBB
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 3 Writing the Television Spec Pilot GIBSON
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 4 Managing the Business Side of a Writing Career SPANN
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 1 Create Your 30-second Book Pitch BRILES
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 2 Beefing up Your Dialogue WILKINS
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 3 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 4 Make $$$ From Your Writing SHAW

Bar opens – 5:00pm

Meet and Greet – 6:00pm

FRIDAY

Breakfast – doors open at 8:00 am

9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 1 FIRST PAGE (MORNING SESSION) DAVIS/DEAN/
WILSON
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 2 What makes a good client? How to find and keep your agent LUCAS/WITTE
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 3 Breaking the Story GIBSON
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 4 Which Publishing Path is Right For You? SPANN
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 1 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 2 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 3 Write Your Book in Twenty Minutes SHAW
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 4 Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Trying to Get a Book Published BRADWAY
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11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 1 Create Your 30-second Book Pitch BRILES
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 2 Grow a Great Character, Grow a Great Plot! ENGBER
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 3 Clearing the Narrative Brush ZOELLNER
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 4 How to Generate Story ideas for your Book Publicity Campaign STEWART

Lunch and Friday First Page Panel

2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 1 Q & A with Professional Editiors/Authors DAVIS/DEAN/
WILSON
2:00PM 3:20PM ROOM 2 Make $$$ From Your Writing SHAW
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 3 Overcoming Fear – Getting Past a Blank Page ZOELLNER
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 4 Grow a Great Character, Grow a Great Plot! ENGBER
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3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 1 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 2 Ninja Book Marketing BRILES
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 3 Breaking the Story GIBSON
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 4 Evaluating Your Hook WILKINS
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4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 1 Which Publishing Path is Right For You? SPANN
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 2 How to generate book reviews  OR Where to find millions of readers at book review and book recommendation sites STEWART
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 3 Write Your Book in Twenty Minutes SHAW
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 4 YOU HAVEN’T SCENE THIS BEFORE: Creating Unique and Compelling Settings WEBB

Dinner and Friday First Page Panel

SATURDAY

Breakfast – doors open at 8:00 am

9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 1 Writing the Television Spec Pilot GIBSON
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 2 How to Generate Story ideas for your Book Publicity Campaign STEWART
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 3 Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Trying to Get a Book Published BRADWAY
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 4 Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them DEAN
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 1 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 2 Ninja Book Marketing BRILES
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 3 What makes a good client? How to find and keep your agent LUCAS/WITTE
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 4 Twenty Rules of Storytelling WILSON
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 1 Your Opening Page – How to Make the Best Second Impression LUCAS
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 2 How to generate book reviews  OR Where to find millions of readers at book review and book recommendation sites STEWART
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 3 *** C/O FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP ***
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 4 Hating on the Draft WEBB

Lunch and Saturday Author Panel

2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 1 How to Write A Query Letter BRADWAY
2:00PM 3:20PM ROOM 2 Dialogue is More Than Talking Heads DAVIS
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 3 Managing the Business Side of a Writing Career SPANN
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 4 Editing For Winners: How to Make Your Writing Sharp, Sharper, Sharpest ENGBER
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 1 Your Opening Page – How to Make the Best Second Impression LUCAS
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 2 Beefing up Your Dialogue WILKINS
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 3 Clearing the Narrative Brush ZOELLNER
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 4 Voice WITTE
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 1 Twenty Rules of Storytelling WILSON
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 2 Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them DEAN
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 3 How to Write A Query Letter BRADWAY

Dinner and Saturday Night – Keynote speaker