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Presenters

Now Accepting Applications for Presenters for Our 2020 Conference

The goal for the conference is to provide a balance of topics between the craft of writing and the business side of writing.

Some of Our Topics from Our 2019 Conference

Unclogging a Sluggish Middle  Using Conflict 

Walking The Trail of a Serial Killer - "Luring Your Target Through a Query Letter"

Writing for Young Adults

The Accounting Side of Writing

Exorcising Marketing Demons - Become a Well-Fed Writer

Visual Concept Marking

Developing Character

Creating Believable Bad Guys

Topics We'd Like to See in 2020

The Writing Business:

How build your audience before your book's release

What is a Press Release and how to write one

Elements of a Press/Media Packet

How to find Speaking Opportunities

Am I a Small Business - The essential business tools any author needs

What is an ISBN & Why Should I Own Mine?

How can I get my book in your shop - An Indie Bookshop Talks

The Writing Process:

Getting Personal with your Characters - Character Development

How important are Secondary Characters

History and Writing - Writing Historical Fiction

Write with all Five of your Senses - How to immerse your readers into a scene

The importance of Plot Points - Understanding how they are the road map for your writing

The nuts and bolts of writing - a refresher in common grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Now, how'd you say that? - Using dialogue and colloquialism 

Do you have a presentation that would be a perfect fit for us or a topic not listed?  Then we'd love to connect with you.  Submit an application.

Exhibitors

Our Trade Show is what makes us unique as a conference.  Part of empowering writers is connecting them with professionals who offer products and services that benefits authors build their image and brand.  What we are looking for as vendors:

Graphic Designers

Publishers

Book Designers

Editors

Photographers

Style Consultants

Marketing 

Promotional Items for Authors

And much more

Think your services or products would appeal to writers?  Submit a Vendor Application.