R – Conference Details2017-12-21T13:46:40-05:00

TUESDAY – Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop A Workshop B
PROMPT-DRIVEN CREATIVITY: CONJURING INTRIGUING PLOTS AND CHARACTERS

(Frances A. Hogg)

DRIVING TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

(Keith Paul)

BOOK MARKETING IN 2017: HOW TO GET STARTED AND MAINTAIN BOOK SALES

(Lynne Klippel)

THE SOUND OF FOUR RIVERS: POETRY WORKSHOP

(Barbara Snow/Charlie Romney Brown/Magdalena Herreshoff)

Cocktail and tapas party

WEDNESDAY – Conference Sessions

Session A Session B
Keynote Speech – IMAGINE, WRITE, PUBLISH, SUCCEED

(George Wier)

How to Speak Your Story

(Andra Watkins)

Just Pushing Buttons: Demystifying Self-Publishing with CreateSpace and Kindle

(Scarlett Braden)

Looking Within to Develop Characters

(Tom Larsen)

Humor as a Narrative Element

(Su Terry)

The Personal Essay: It’s NOT What You Think

(Kathryn McCullough)

Fear the Reaper: Writing Horror Fiction

(Ricardo Segreda)

Cover Design: Putting on Your Best Face

(Derek Murphy)

Getting to the Essential: Synopsis to Elevator Speech

(Carolyn V. Hamilton)

PANEL What Do You Do After Your First Book is Published?

(Moderator Mike Herron: Carolyn V. Hamilton, Leonardo Wild, Derek Murphy, George Wier, Andra Watkins)

Open mic at LaVina with George and Su Terry

THURSDAY – Conference Sessions

Session A Session B
Meet the Publishers

(Sara Coppler, Zero Latitude Living; Ed Lindquist, Cuenca Expats Magazine; Michael Soares, Cuenca Dispatch; Lynne Klippel, Zero Lattitude Books and Sage Mountain Press; Neil Mailer, Gringo Tree; Dave Morrill, Cuenca High Life; Kristen Sawyer, La Revista Zero; Natasha Verkley, Hearts of Gold Newsletter, Mike Herron, International Living)

Living in the Future: The Active Writer’s Tools for Success

(George Wier)

Oh, Go Edit Yourself!

(Jeanne McCafferty)

High-Concept Conflict

(Leonardo Wild)

Article and Magazine Writing :Using Words to Change the World

(John Keeble)

Building Credible and Compelling Worlds

(Paul Anlee)

Treasures in the Attic: When Copyright and Privacy Collide

(Susan Brushaber)

Developing a Successful Blog

(Dan Austin)

BookBub and Other Marketing Sites: Money Pits or Your Brass Rings to a Best Seller?

(Scarlett Braden)

Writers Roundtables: Breakout Discussion Groups
Banquet

FRIDAY – Conference Sessions

Session A Session B
Talking Points: Writing Purposeful Dialogue

(Frances A. Hogg)

Five Keys to a Successful Non Fiction Book

(Lynne Klippel)

Panel: Building Your Tribe: How Writers Help Each Other

(Moderator, Charlie Romney Brown: Scarlett Braden, Andra Watkins, Frances A. Hogg, Kathryn McCullough)

Q & A: How to Hook an Agent, From the Query Letter through the Opening Pages (Michael Carr)
Wrap-Up, Door Prizes, Collect Feedback Forms

Book Fair Author Signing, Short Readings

(Ella Bela/Susan Herron)

Hotel Information

We have negotiated a great room rate of $82.96 for a standard room at the lovely Zahir 365 hotel, the site of the conference. Once you register, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to access this special rate. Be sure not to book your room on the hotel website but follow the instructions in the email instead

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