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October 28, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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- 10 Top Lessons From 10 Years of Bestselling Author Interviews: This session distills a decade of collected wisdom into the all-time best insights into the creative process, the writing life, the craft of writing and the business of publishing. Get new perspectives on revolutionizing your writing routine, following the path of your story, revising with the right mindset, persevering through rejection, and more—from award-winners and bestsellers including Alice Walker, David Sedaris, David Baldacci, Patricia Cornwell, Khaled Hosseini, Brad Meltzer and Lisa Scottoline.
- Acting Out of Character: Once you’ve established who your characters are, you can thicken your plot by giving them reasons to act out of character. (Think of the meek heroine who suddenly lashes out, the reliable parent who runs off, or the villain who shows an unexpected kindness—all make you want to know why.) Learn how this underutilized technique can be used on a large scale (propelling an entire plot) or a small one (adding twists, turns and interest) to create page-turners sure to satisfy.
- How to Become a Regular Contributor to Any Publication: Becoming a regular contributor is the dream scenario in terms of steady paychecks, easier-to-come-by assignments, and more byline opportunities for freelance writers, and yet so many freelancers go about this the wrong way. This session teaches you how to make ANY assignment the first of many, build relationships with editors, recognize opportunities other writers miss, earn more money with less effort, and strengthen your freelance writing career without driving yourself query-crazy.
Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (Sponsor Representative)
University of Dayton, Ohio, March 31 – April 2, 2016
5th Annual Books-in-Progress Conference (Featured Speaker)
Carnegie Center, Lexington, Kentucky, June 3, 2016
March 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
April 6, 2017, 6 p.m.
April 8, 2017
May 5-6, 2017
May 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
May 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
Antioch Writers’ Workshop LitSalon (Featured Author)
May 21, 2017, 4-7 p.m.
Green Tree Public Library (Joint Event With Author Rebecca Drake)
June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. (discussion of my Almost Missed You, Rebecca’s Only Ever You and the domestic suspense trend, followed by Q&A and book signing)
Mystery Writers Bookshop’s Coffee & Crime Series (Featured Author)
July 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Antioch Writers’ Workshop (Instructor)
July 8, 2017 (daytime workshop + evening faculty signing)
July 20-22, 2017
August 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
August 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
August 10, 2017, 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Info / Registration ($30 Fee)