Saturday 1:00 pm
Saturday, June 18 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Launch Team Lift-off – Build a dynamite team without killing yourself
with Misty Beller ~ Track: Business/Marketing
Whether you’ve never heard of a launch team, or if you already have a team in place and want to breathe fresh life into them, this course is for you. We’ll cover:
—The role of the launch team.
—How to start and grow your team, including sample. wording and sign-up forms.
—How to interact with your team so your expectations are clear and your team is engaged.
—During a launch.
—What to give your team.
—Pro tips for both traditionally-published and indie authors.
—Ten tips to keep your team motivated.
Writing Articles – How to Stand Tall in the Writing World and Extra! Extra! Read All About It! – Writing for Newspapers
with Julie Lavender ~ Track: Writing Craft/Non-Fiction
Looking for extra credit at the conference? Extra writing credits, that is? You’ve probably heard the saying, “Go big or don’t go at all,” but in the writing world, you might want to try this mantra: “Start small and then grow tall.” If you haven’t snagged that elusive book contract yet, consider writing articles for periodicals to collect those much-needed writing credits to impress an editor. And, even if you’re the published author of a number of books, you’ll want to tap into magazine writing opportunities to boost your platform and increase your audience! In this class, you’ll learn tips and techniques for getting acceptances to magazines to earn a host of extra writing credits that will help you stand tall in the writing world!
Have you ever dreamed of seeing your byline on the front page of a newspaper? More than 1300 daily newspapers and other weekly ones fly off the presses in the wee hours of the morning, and your local newspaper needs fresh content with every issue! With that necessity for constant content, breaking into newspaper writing is often easier than getting other writing gigs, and you can build writing credits quickly. Find out how to write for newspapers and how to share faith-based, God stories in the pages of a newspaper.
Emotion & Impact in Fiction: The Care and Feeding of Your Readers
with Shellie Arnold ~ Track: Writing Craft/Fiction
At the heart of all writing is this goal: connection. We want to connect with our readers and have them connect with us. As writers, we have a responsibility to honor the fragile trust given us by readers when they open our books and read our work. This teaching joins the theories of great storytelling with actionable tools to improve the craft. We look at the why, how, when, where, and what it takes to connect with our readers, establish trust, and be a faithful steward of that trust to the very last page.
One Fish, Too (Two) Fish, Red Fish, Blew (Blue) Fish
with Leslie Santamaria ~ Track: Writing Craft/Children's
You’ve captured a draft manuscript for kids that you think has potential. Now what? How do you make sure it’s the best it can be to sell well and inspire young readers? Is it the right length? Are the vocabulary and syntax on the appropriate reading level? Does the dialogue sound like real kids today? We’ll discuss the special considerations for revising and polishing your story or nonfiction piece for kids, including who should critique and beta read your work and how to find those people.