Workshops

No matter where you are in your writing career—from newbie to established author—our conference has a workshop for you!  We have a fabulous lineup of speakers, agents and editors, with programs addressing all aspects of the writing life:  Career, Craft, Publishing, and the Writer’s Life.

Career

 

Author Cross-Promotions and Book Launches

Merry Farmer, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela KelleyCindy Caldwell

 

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon

Penny Sansevieri

 

Keeping It Real – Life of a New Author

Shannyn Schroeder, Sonali Dev, Ruth Kaufman, Clara Kensie, Robyn BacharAnn Marie Walker

 

Gone Fishing: How to Catch an Agent

Tracey Lyons

 

Risky Business: Driving Your Career Off The Beaten Path

Jenny Trout

 

Leveraging the ‘SOCIAL’ and the ‘MEDIA’ in Social Media to Sell Books

Joanna Shupe, Sonali Dev

 

I’ll Take Care of That For You: What An Author Assistant Can Do For You

Maria Connor

 

Craft

 

Plotting Through Characterization

Briana MacPerry

 

Seven Steps to Sensual Tension

Christi Barth, Laura Kaye, Brighton Walsh

 

Tropes with a Twist

Delancey StewartHeidi Joy Tretheway

 

Series Survival Guide: How to Make Readers Think You Knew It All Along, Even When You Didn’t

Erica O’Rourke, Lori Lee, Stacey Kade

 

Master’s Class in Characterization

Jade Lee

 

The Art And Science Of Writing Deep POV

Jeanette Grey

 

What Came First: The Romance or The Suspense?

Jen Talty

 

It’s All in the Details

Maureen McGowan

 

Writing Sex and Writing It Well

Molly O’Keefe

 

Redeeming the Antagonist

Nancy Brophy

 

What to Expect When You’re Revising

Sarah M. Anderson

 

Prewriting for Pantsers (It’s All About Character)

Shannyn Schroeder

 

Publishing

 

Beyond Bikes and Tattoos: Ten Can’t Miss Romance Reading Trends

Amy Alessio, Susan Gibberman, Lynne Wall

 

New Adult: Is it just YA with more sex?

Annmarie Ortega, Kimberly Sullivan

 

Game of Tomes: Navigating the YA Publishing Kingdom

Stephanie Scott, Erica O’Rourke, Clara Kensie, J. Leigh Bailey

 

Basic Beginner Overview to Self-Publishing for Newbies

Megan Kelly

 

Diversity and Feminism in the Romance Genre

Sonali Dev, Prof. Eric Selinger, Bobbi Dumas

 

Writer’s Life

 

Zero to 10…Thousand: Increasing Your Daily Words While Respecting Your Process

Kelly Maher

 

Critique Groups: A Push in the WRITE Direction

Molly O’Keefe, Maureen McGowan, Ripley Vaughan

 

Write Smarter, Write Faster

Cindy Kirk