Friday 4:00 pm

Friday, June 18, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

Critique Give and Take

Instructor: Tracy Crump
Host: Hannah Conway
Track: Craft

Honest critique is one of the best ways to improve your work, but writers often shy away from it. Rather than treat it as rejection, discover the value of critique and how to give and take it to polish your pieces for publication. Meet the “unique critique personalities” and discover the good and bad of each. In addition, learn how to find a critique group and how to know when it’s time to move on.

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Gathering Fragments: So You Want to Write a Memoir?

Instructor: Harriet Michael
Host: Pam Walker
Track: Nonfiction

5 reasons to write a memoir; 10 do’s and don’ts of memoir writing.

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Hooks That Won't Let Go

Instructor: Bob Hostetler
Host: Kristy Horine
Track: Fiction/Nonfiction

Twenty ways to write a hook to your article, story, query, or book that will compel interest.

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Can I Turn My Blog into a Book?

Instructor: Cherrilynn Bisbano
Host: Nikki Bishop
Track: Craft

Want to turn your blog into a book? Cherrilynn coaches you through the process while equipping you to take the next step in your journey from blog to book.  She provides the same tools she uses to coach her clients through the process.

B: Beginning Checklist L: List Topics from blog/vlog O: Observe interaction to content on blog G: Gather information and begin creating your book. The writer will leave with encouragement and tools to catapult their blog into a book.

Handouts will be provided by the instructor upon request.

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