Conference Tracks


HOW TO WRITE


HOW TO PUBLISH


HOW TO WRITE – SPECIFIC TOPICS

 

We have two distinct paths for attendees of this year’s Writers’ Institute – the first is a concentration on the craft of writing – HOW TO WRITE, and the second path explodes the many options a writer has to realize their publishing goals – HOW TO PUBLISH.

Additionally, we have a breakdown of the specific topics addressed within the HOW TO WRITE list. Please scroll down for all of these lists.

 

The following is a list of sessions within the HOW TO WRITE section:

 

HOW TO WRITE

 

  • Where to Start and When to End Your Novel – Thursday 2:00-3:00
  • Beating the Blocks: Tips and Tools for Writers – Thursday 2:00-3:00
  • A 10 Step Plan for Self-editing – Thursday 3:10-4:10
  • Achieving Your Goal in 6 to 12 Months with Confidence and Intention – Thursday 3:10-4:10
  • The Important “Whats” of Story Magic (Master Class) – Thursday 2:00-4:00
  • Look Again: Revision and Good Writing (Master Class) – Thursday 2:00-4:00
  • How to Make the Most of your best Free Resource: Your Public Library – Thursday 5:30-6:30
  • Keynote – “A Writer’s Life” – Friday 8:30-9:15
  • Author to Author – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Ten Strategies to Make Your Writer’s Notebook into Magic – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Top 10 Writing Tips for Beginners – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Choosing the Right Point of View – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Growing Your Creativity – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Ello. My Name is Edit and Revision – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Write a Sex Scene that Fits the Occasion – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Character Mining – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Turn the Page! – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • 10 Clues to Writing Mysteries – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • Finding the Strength to Set Boundaries and Persevere – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • From Stone Circles to Fantasy Fiction – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • The Writing Sisters – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • Writing Fast & Well – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • How to Write in the Voice of the Opposite Sex – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • Deep Novel Revision – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • The 9 Magic Spells that will Make Your Characters Come Alive – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • Bringing Your Scenes to Life – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • More F-Bombs, Please – Saturday 11:25-12:25
  • Facing Your Writing Fears – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Guide to Research – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Setting the Stage: 6 Ways to Make Imaginary Worlds Real – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • Writing As a Way to Heal from Grief – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • Write Your Truth – Saturday 4:35-5:35

 

Here is a list of sessions exploring publishing options:

HOW TO PUBLISH

 

  • Pitch Your Best Pitch Workshop – Thursday – 2:00-4:00
  • Dawn Frederick topic
  • Why You Don’t (Yet) Have a Book Published – Thursday 7:15-8:00
  • The Winner’s Circle: Are Writing Contests Worth the Fees? – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Creating an Artist’s Statement and Writer’s Resume – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • Building Your Author Brand – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • What is Success? You can be Great Even Without Becoming a Millionaire – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • Panel – Meet Our Agents – Friday 4:15-5:15
  • Success Panel – Friday 5:20-5:45
  • Panel – Pathways to Publishing – Saturday 8:30-9:45
  • Community Building – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • Creating a Successful Book Launch – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Saturday 11:25-12:25
  • A Case for Indie Publishing – Saturday 11:25-12:25
  • Mistakes Were Made – 5 Lessons Learned – Saturday 11:25-12:25
  • Don’t Quit Yet – Saturday 11:25-12:25
  • Book Proposals 101 – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Panel – Self-Publishing – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • The YA Market – Everything You Need to Know – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Ghostwriter for Hire – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • The Long Road to Publishing – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • The Writer Making a Difference – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • Social Media: Your New BFF – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • From Novice to Novelist: How to Write a Novel and get it Published – Saturday 4:35-5:35
  • Ten Marketing Ideas for Indie Published Authors – Saturday 4:35-5:35
  • How to Get an Agent – Saturday 4:35-5:35
  • Live Lit Event – Saturday 7:00-9:00
  • Networking that Leads to Publication – Sunday 9:15-10:15
  • Making Connections in the Publishing World – Sunday 10:30-11:30
  • Pathways to Publication/Conference Wrap Up – Sunday 11:30-Noon
  • Agent Q & A sessions
  • Agent Pitches

 

HOW TO WRITE – SPECIFIC TOPICS

 

FICTION

  • Where to Start and When to End Your Novel – Thursday 2:00-3:00
  • The Important “Whats” of Story Magic (Master Class) – Thursday 2:00-4:00
  • Ten Strategies to Make Your Writer’s Notebook into Magic – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Choosing the Right Point of View – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Write a Sex Scene that Fits the Occasion – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Character Mining – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Turn the Page! – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • From Stone Circles to Fantasy Fiction – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • The YA Market – Everything You Need to Know – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • The Writing Sisters – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • Writing Fast & Well – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • How to Write in the Voice of the Opposite Sex – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • Deep Novel Revision – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • The 9 Magic Spells that will Make Your Characters Come Alive – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • Bringing Your Scenes to Life – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • More F-Bombs, Please – Saturday 11:25-12:25
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Guide to Research – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Setting the Stage: 6 Ways to Make Imaginary Worlds Real – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • Writing As a Way to Heal from Grief – Saturday 3:25-4:25

 

NONFICTION

  • Book Proposals 101 – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Ten Strategies to Make Your Writer’s Notebook into Magic – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Turn the Page! – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • Writing Fast & Well – Friday 3:00-4:00
  • Bringing Your Scenes to Life – Saturday 10:00-11:15
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Guide to Research – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • Writing As a Way to Heal from Grief – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • Write Your Truth – Saturday 4:35-5:35
  • The Writer Making a Difference – Saturday 3:25-4:25

 

WRITING RESOURCES

  • Beating the Blocks: Tips and Tools for Writers – Thursday 2:00-3:00
  • Achieving Your Goal in 6 to 12 Months with Confidence and Intention – Thursday 3:10-4:10
  • How to Make the Most of your best Free Resource: Your Public Library – Thursday 5:30-6:30
  • Keynote – “A Writer’s Life” – Friday 8:30-9:15
  • Author to Author – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Top 10 Writing Tips for Beginners – Friday 9:30-10:45
  • Growing Your Creativity – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Finding the Strength to Set Boundaries and Persevere – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • Facing Your Writing Fears – Saturday 2:00-3:15

 

GENRES

  • 10 Clues to Writing Mysteries – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • The YA Market – Everything You Need to Know – Saturday 2:00-3:15
  • From Stone Circles to Fantasy Fiction – Friday 1:30-2:45
  • Setting the Stage: 6 Ways to Make Imaginary Worlds Real – Saturday 3:25-4:25
  • The Writing Sisters – Friday 3:00-4:00 (Mysteries)

 

EDITING AND REVISION

  • A 10 Step Plan for Self-editing – Thursday 3:10-4:10
  • Look Again: Revision and Good Writing (Master Class) – Thursday 2:00-4:00
  • Ello. My Name is Edit and Revision – Friday 10:55-12:10
  • Deep Novel Revision – Saturday 10:00-11:15