2023 Conference Class Schedule
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$15 per class
Intensive classes are two-hour classes that require pre-registration.
If the class you’d like to attend is full, you may request a spot on the waitlist by emailing the Instruction team.
2023 conference intensives
THE IMPORTANCE OF MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE AUTHOR’S WORLD
Explore the critical role marketing and social media play in the world of writers with Brandon Sanderson. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your writing journey, this intensive will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today’s digital age.
Brandon SandersonThe Importance of Marketing and Social Media in the Author’s World
BATTLE GUIDE TO REVISION
How to become your own champion, in writing and life. The draft is done, but the fight through editing has just begun.
This intensive will arm you with the courage needed to banish writers block and vanquish that inner voice of doubt. You’ll be given tools to help face your fears, tackle the daunting slog of repeated revisions and avoid the trap of over editing. Come ready to take charge of your own hero’s journey and learn how to make the revision process work for you.
Veeda BybeeBattle Guide to Revision
Most genre fiction relies heavily on tropes: Themes or devices that make up the bare-bones of a plot. From “arranged marriage” to “the prophesied one,” “alien invasion” to “fish out of water,” these tropes can either be an invaluable tool or a stumbling block to great fiction.
Too many authors view tropes as inherently negative, rather than realizing the incredible power of using tropes correctly. In this interactive intensive, Jolene and Sarah will cover the most common tropes, how to use them to quickly snag the interest of readers and to focus your own writing, and how to twist them, upend them, and redefine them to create incredibly unique and high-concept plots that will make your story stand out.
Jolene Perry & Sarah M. EdenTwisting Tropes
NICE STORY! THANKS-IT’S GOT P.O.C.K.E.T.S.
Whether you are starting out on a first draft or laboring through your sixtieth revision, Lisa Mangum has 7 storytelling elements you should have in your story that can help elevate and strengthen your writing. And, luckily, they’ll all fit in your POCKETS (Promises, Obstacles, Consequences, Kismet, Empathy, Tension, and Surprises).
Lisa MangumNice Story! Thanks-It’s Got P.O.C.K.E.T.S.
All in-person and virtual attendees will be able to access virtual playback of the in-person and bonus virtual classes for 90 days after the conference.