Saturday 10:15 am

Saturday morning, June 19, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. EDT

Standout Videos for Authors

Instructor: Monica Schmelter
Host: Heather Greer
Track: Marketing

In this hands-on class you’ll learn quality and cost-effective ways to make stand out videos from your very own cell phone or computer. With video you can share your message, your books, and connect with more readers than you ever thought possible.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87939690128?pwd=TU81Z3NCU3dYTlVXQmpDMTQ2T3k3Zz09

Download the handout for this workshop.

The video file of this session will be posted here for viewing after it is processed.

Click here to download the text file of the chat after the session.

Researching to Write: How to Research Nonfiction Children's Books

Instructor: Tama Fortner
Host: Pam Walker
Track: Childrens

Want to write a nonfiction book for children? Then you’d better be ready to do some research! Learn the skills, tips, and tricks used by a bestselling nonfiction writer for children. Topics covered will include choosing a topic, identifying and tracking down primary and secondary sources, and mining the depths of the Internet. You’ll also learn a couple of tried and true strategies for writing nonfiction for kids.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88912848057?pwd=RmZZem5Sa1FMdW5XYzR6WG1ZbWwvZz09

Download the handout for this workshop.

The video file of this session will be posted here for viewing after it is processed.

Click here to download the text file of the chat after the session.

Contest Savvy: Enter and Win!

Instructor: Rhonda Dragomir
Host: Janet Grimes
Track: Craft

Writing contests are one of the avenues to get on the fast track to publication. Rhonda will share insider tips with you to make your entries more competitive, increasing both your odds of winning and your opportunity to sharpen writing skills in the process. Rhonda was named Writer of the Year in 2019 by Serious Writer, Inc., and her entry in the 2020 Genesis Contest of ACFW earned her a spot as a finalist.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83393493950?pwd=MkF3Q00vV0tVWlczNTBIZ1pJcmZxdz09

Click here to download the handout for this class.

The video file of this session will be posted here for viewing after it is processed.

Click here to download the text file of the chat after the session.

Toss Out Male Tropes: Men Are More Than Black & White (Part 2)

Instructors: J.P. Robinson and Gregg Bridgeman
Host: Hannah Conway
Track: Fiction

The instructors share some “ground truth” about men by dispelling popular secular myths about the male sex and delving into what real men really want. Part 2 builds on Part 1 knowledge by providing scenarios and techniques to create or resolve conflict within male and female character speech and gives attendees the vital insight into crafting super realistic dialogue for practically any male character. Dialogue techniques during emotionally charged situations including arguments and interrogations is covered.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87421070634?pwd=clE2UXhKcUdIdmd0Ky9jcWVLZlhHZz09

Download the notes for Part 2.

Download the slides for Part 2.

Note: The slides  are in a 1MB file. Please allow extra time for the download.

Download Excel spreadsheet, “500 Ways to Say ‘Said'”.

The video file of this session will be posted here for viewing after it is processed.

Click here to download the text file of the chat after the session.