Friday 11:30 am

Friday, June 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT

Social Media Do's and Don'ts

Instructor: Greg Turnquist
Host: Jean Matthew Hall
Track: Business

They said get on social media. They said open a Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram account. They said start a YouTube channel. So why don’t you have time to write books anymore??

Find out where social media can REALLY help you without sinking all your spare time. And learn some tips and tricks to NOT do on social media so it doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

Click here to download the text file of the chat: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

The Writer's Toolbox

Instructor: Rhonda Dragomir
Host: Hannah Conway
Track: Craft

The internet and book stores are chock full of tools to teach writers their craft. Rhonda Dragomir will share with you the tools she has found most valuable in her writing career, including newsletters, blogs, websites, and books, many of which are free or low-cost. When you stuff your toolbox with high-quality implements, your writer’s construction job is much easier!

Click here to download the handout for this class.

Click here to download the text file of the chat: The Writers Toolbox GMT20210618-152236_Recording

The First Rule of Fiction

Instructor: Bob Hostetler
Host: Kristy Horine
Track: Fiction

In his first year as a magazine editor in the Christian field, Bob was constantly amazed that 90% of the fiction manuscripts he rejected were returned for the same shortcoming: poor conflict-struggle-resolution. This workshop will help participants develop that crucial ingredient of strong fiction.

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: The Submission Process

Instructor: Tracy Crump
Host: Pam Walker
Track: Business

Is it important to know how to write query letters and book proposals? And do submissions really need to stick to a format? Only if you want to be taken seriously as a professional writer. Publishing gets more competitive all the time, but seasoned writers know how to present themselves in the best light to catch editors’ attention. And you can, too. Learn the basics that will push your submission to the head of the line.

Click here for the teaching outline for this class.

Click here for the magazine query letter sample file.

Click here for the book query letter sample file.

Click here for the article format sample file.

Click here to download the text file of the chat:  Putting Your Best Foot Forward The Submission Process