7:00 a.m. Check-In table opens
Pick up registration materials at the check-in table
Seminar Syllabus for Saturday, March 25
Includes “Lunch with the Experts,” and Writers Café
Full day Michael Hauge seminar
Lunch with the Experts (included)
|Writers Cafe: Informal Read and Critique (Included with ALL registrations)|
Starts Thursday, March 23.
Here’s the lineup of seminars for three days of awesome writer knowledge. Come early to learn, stay late to rub elbows with the presenters, agents, authors, and fellow writers.
Thursday March 23 :
Conference Schedule – Friday, April 8
7:00 AM Check-In table opens: Pick up registration materials at the check-in table
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Lehigh Room (Concurrent Session)
Thrillers and Mysteries: How Knowing the Difference will Help You Write a Great Story
Never mind how booksellers tend to lump the two genres together, they are vastly different: one is a rollercoaster ride, the other is more akin to presiding over a murder trial; one targets the heart and stomach, the other targets the brain and intellect. Not that there aren’t some crossover elements—there are, usually on the scene level, but never on the story level. From character development to point-of-view, from atmosphere and setting to the opening scene—the differences define your story, and will either engage your readers . . . or confuse them.
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Cedar Crest Room (Concurrent Session)
Author Promotion Bootcamp
Maximize your promotional efforts. Make the most of interactions by implementing a purposeful engaging strategy. No opportunity should be left to chance. Bring this approach to your social media and learn how to be more relevant to your audience in a manner that is stress-free and easy to incorporate into your already busy schedule. Discover how to appeal to retailers and take full-advantage of meeting a bookstore staff. Learn how engagement will encourage a bookstore to hand-sell your books and keep them in stock. After this intensive training, you will be equipped to seize opportunities, virtual and live.
Part1: Live Author Interaction
Part2: Putting the Social Back in Social Media
Part3: Understanding Retailers
Thursday’s Schedule, April 7:
Full Day Workshop with Robert Liparulo
Followed by Writers Café at 7:00 PM
Bestselling author Robert Liparulo will take you step-by-step through structure and character development, plot and setting, voice and viewpoint. By the end of the day, you will have the tools – and motivation – to design, build, and write your story.
“Writing a novel is much like designing a building: the placement of everything has to serve a function; it has to be pleasing, simultaneously unique and familiar; it has to be something people want to return to, talk about, get cozy with. And writing a novel is no less demanding than designing the coolest, most prestigious skyscraper. But how? How do you take that vivid, gotta-get-it-out story in your head and put it in a form that everyone can see, that everyone can appreciate the way you do?”
|8:00 AM 11:30 AM||“From Mind to Manuscript: The Making of Your Masterpiece”|
|Lunch with the Expert – Robert Laparulo|
|1:00 PM 5:00 PM||
Continuation of Robert Liparulo’s workshop:
“From Mind to Manuscript: The Making of Your Masterpiece”
|7:00 PM 9:00 PM||
Writers Cafe: Informal Read and Critique
(Included with ALL registrations)
The Writers’ Cafe
Facilitated by Bart Palamaro
Get ready for Friday Night Page Cuts or Saturday Agent/Editor pitches by bringing your pitch or opening page and we will give you instant feedback! Or just bring the first page of your manuscript for a critique. All registered Conference attendees are welcome to attend this Conference version of GLVWGs monthly read and critique meeting. It’s a fun time!