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Saturday 4/1

1:30 PM

  • Bob Hostetler: How to Get the Most Out of this Conference – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Tricia Goyer: Nonfiction Writing that Captivates and Holds the Reader’s attention – BROOKSIDE
  • Mary Snyder: Take your Book on Tour: Finding & Booking Your Own Book Tour – LAKESIDE LOUNGE
  • Jill Osborne: Ghostwriting—It’s Not as Spooky as it Sounds – NEWTON A
  • David Hyde: Building Your Three-Dimensional Characters – NEWTON B

2:30 PM

  • Carrie Talbott: Canva Can (And so Can You!) – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Jesse Florea: Do’s and Don’ts of Writing for Children – BROOKSIDE
  • Rachel Dodge: The Art of Devotional Writing: Making Much of God’s Presence in our Everyday Moments – LAKESIDE LOUNGE
  • Leann Barna: Secrets of Screenwriting-Television Series – NEWTON A
  • Courtnaye Richard: The Power of Platform – NEWTON B

3:30 PM

  • Interactive intensive: Robynne Miller: What are you really writing about? (2 HOURS) – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Annette Whipple: Skip the Pitch: Work for Hire Writing Assignments – BROOKSIDE
  • Teddi Deppner: Using Flash Fiction to Build Your Fanbase – NEWTON A
  • Sandra Barela: Effective Street Teams – NEWTON B

4:30 PM

  • Rachel Scott: Email Series that Sell – BROOKSIDE
  • Robin Currie: What do Librarians Want, Anyway? – NEWTON A
  • Nick Harrison: Perfecting Your Non-fiction Book Proposal: – NEWTON B

9:00-9:45 PM NIGHTOWL

  • Leann Barna: Pitching Your Book as a Feature Film or Television Series – YOUTH MEMORIAL

Sunday 4/2

1:30 PM

  • Leann Barna: Secrets of Screenwriting-Feature Films – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Stephanie Rousselle: The Secret Weapon of Platform Building: Podcasting – BROOKSIDE
  • Courtnaye Richard: Self-Publishing: Pen It, Publish it, and Promote It – LAKESIDE LOUNGE
  • Joanne Bischoff: A World of Wonder: Keys to Great Historical Fiction – NEWTON A
  • Misty Beller: Launch Team Lift-off – NEWTON B

2:30 PM

  • Jesse Florea: Writing for Focus on the Family – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Rachel Scott: 10 Steps to Building an Authentic Author or Writers Brand – BROOKSIDE
  • David Hyde: Screenwriting 101: Where to Begin – NEWTON A
  • Jill Osborne: Middle-Grade Masterpiece – NEWTON B

3:30 PM

  • Tricia Goyer: Creating Multiple Income Streams Via Writing – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Bob Hostetler: Do I Need an Agent? – BROOKSIDE
  • Annette Whipple: Beyond Book Signings – NEWTON A
  • Tara Johnson: How to Write Stunning Book Blurbs- NEWTON B

9:00-9:55 NIGHTOWL

Genre Hangout (casual mixer for attendees)

  • Nonfiction – NEWTON A
  • Fiction – NEWTON B

Monday 4/3

1:30 PM

  • Ian Feavearyear: Simplifying Your Sources and Citations: Straightforward Software for Citation Success – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Bob Hostetler: Simple Self-Editing Exercises to Improve Your Craft – BROOKSIDE
  • Misty Beller: Market a New Book Release – LAKESIDE LOUNGE
  • Tricia Goyer: From Idea to Finished Project: How to Craft the Perfect Project to Serve Your Message – NEWTON A
  • Tara Johnson: Body Language 101: Using Nonverbal Communication to Create Unforgettable Characters – NEWTON B

2:30 PM

  • Denise Barela: Scrivener 101 – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Cynthia Ruchti: Writing Acoustically – BROOKSIDE
  • Mick Silva: Christian Publishing 101 – LAKESIDE LOUNGE
  • Sandra Barela: Social Media Basics – NEWTON A
  • Carrie Talbott: Blogs Aren’t Dead, They’re Surely Alive – NEWTON B

3:30 PM

  • Interactive Intensive: Mary DeMuth: Building a Platform with Intention and Joy (2 HOURS) – YOUTH MEMORIAL
  • Joanne Bischoff: Let’s Go Deep with Point of View – BROOKSIDE
  • Annette Whipple: Facts are Fun: Writing Nonfiction for Children – NEWTON A
  • Teddi Deppner: The Nuts & Bolts of Compelling Flash Fiction – NEWTON B

4:30 PM

  • David A.R. White: Elements of Scriptwriting, Novelization, and How to Give Your Book the Best Chance at Success on the Big Screen – AUDITORIUM

9:00-9:45 NIGHTOWL

  • Q & A with David A. R. White – AUDITORIUM


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