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Saturday Schedule

Allison Fine arts Building

8:15 – 9:00
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast provided
9:00 – Noon
  • Kristen Lamb Workshop
Noon – 1:00
  • Lunch Provided
1:00 – 5:00
  • Kristen Lamb Workshop
2:30
  • Snack provided

Saturday evening

 

5:00 – 7:30  Meet & Greet for all instructors, agents and registrants at the Doubletree, downtown Midland. Come mingle and talk writing!

Sunday event

F. Marie Hall Academic Building

7:45- 8:15
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast provided

 

8:15 – 9:30
  • Your Life as a Story – Donna Johnson
  • Think Short, Write Short – Becky Martinez
  • Plonstering – Susan Donovan
  • Crafting Historical Fiction – Anne Mateer
  • Agent Panel

 

 9:45 – 11:00
  • What Makes a Novel YA? – Julie Glover
  • Using Humor to Hook Your Reader – Darynda Jones
  • Revision Readiness – Janice Hardy
  • The Power of an Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

 

 11:15 – 12:30
  • Dive Deep into Dialogue – Lori Freeland
  • Planning Your Novel in 10 Easy Steps – Janice Hardy
  • Power of Voice – Susan Donovan
  • The Power of Editing – Becky Martinez

 

12:30 – 1:15
  • Lunch (yes, we have gluten-free)

 

 1:15 – 2:30
  • Memoir & Family – Donna Johnson
  • Raise the Stakes – Angela Ackerman
  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? – Larry Sweazy
  • The Perks & Pitfalls of 1st Person POV – Anne Mateer

 

2:45 – 4:00
  • Starting & Finishing You Novel – Larry Sweazy
  • Embracing Your Writing Process – Julie Glover
  • Show/Tell – Lori Freeland
  • 4 Essential Elements of an Opening – Darynda Jones