Friday 1:30 pm
Friday, June 17, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT
with Tracy Crump ~ Track: Business/Marketing
First rights, reprint rights, one-time rights. Rights, rights, rights! What does it all mean, and what if I do something wrong? You don’t have to study law to understand literary rights even in this electronic age, but you may find yourself at a disadvantage if you count on others to protect them for you. Learn the differences in the rights you sell on your work and find out how to retain as many rights as possible.
The Importance of Editing
with Michele Chynoweth ~ Track: Writing Craft
You’ve heard the saying, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression?” That’s absolutely true when it comes to getting your book published. Enter the editing process which plays a vital role in ensuring your book is perfect. Professional editor Michele Chynoweth will share some crucial tips that will help you get started crafting the best version of your book, including advice on style, organization, proofing, beta readers, formatting, research, and more – plus advice on finding the best editor for your work – so that it will be ready to be successfully launched into the world!
Diving into Devotions
with Julie Lavender ~ Track: Writing Craft/Non-Fiction
Nothing refreshes and nourishes the soul like the Word of God. In addition to daily immersion in the Bible, many people use a devotional to deepen their walk with the Lord. Devotionals line the shelves of bookstores. The need for devotional content never seems to diminish. With each new event or generation or emotional need, readers long for fresh content to strengthen or deepen their relationship with God. You can help meet some of those needs with devotional writing. If you want to use your written words to help readers draw from the wells of salvation for spiritual renewal and abiding joy, come join me and let’s learn how to dive into devotion writing.
Writing for Kids Today: An Introduction
with Leslie Santamaria ~ Track: Writing Craft/Children's
You’ve started on the journey to become a children’s writer or want to take your first steps, this class will get you going. We’ll begin with an overview of the industry today to help you sort out which markets might be good avenues for your work. Then we’ll talk about how to write stories and articles that children (and editors!) will enjoy. We’ll cover: getting started, current trends, developing kid-like characters, plotting a rewarding story, and crafting nonfiction. You’ll leave with plenty of handouts and a boost of inspiration to write for kids for the glory of God.