As part of your conference registration options, you will be given the choice of one Continuing Education Session track to follow throughout the conference agenda.
As you review the options, you will see that each class is marked with a Level. The Levels are a tool to help you determine which classes will be most beneficial FOR YOU. These same Levels are also used to help you select Workshop Electives. You can find Course Level Definitions by clicking HERE, or you may also use the link provided in the navigation menu to the right.
After reading the Level Definitions, make note the workshops and sessions you most want to attend and have it handy when you complete your registration. Please note, some Level E classes have requirements the presenters have set for attending those classes. All other classes are open to anyone; the Levels are merely to help you determine the type of instruction to expect.
IMPORTANT NOTE for 2013 You are encouraged to study the sessions carefully before registering. Due to severe space limitations, conferees will need to attend only the sessions chosen at registration.
ALSO NOTE: In an effort to be as environmentally responsible as possible, handouts for sessions will not be available onsite. You’ll receive handouts for your sessions via email the week prior to conference. If you purchase the complete syllabus, that CD of handouts will be included in your registration packet.
CE Session - CE01: FINISH THE BOOK!: A Procrastinator's Guide to Reaching THE END & Pressing Send
Title: FINISH THE BOOK!: A Procrastinator’s Guide to Reaching THE END & Pressing Send Level: A Presented by: Kathleen Y'Barbo Turner Prerequisites:
Workshops abound on every aspect of writing from planning to producing a great opening line, but FINISH THE BOOK! The Procrastinator’s Guide to Reaching THE END and Hitting Send teaches writers how to actually COMPLETE a novel and send it off to an agent or editor.
CE Session - CE02: Mastering the 3-Act Structure for Your Novel
Title: Mastering the 3-Act Structure for Your Novel Level: B Presented by: Susan Meissner Prerequisites:
Using a fresh approach to this classic story-building device, attendees will learn how to develop and execute an unforgettable plot that includes memorable characters, a compelling quest, believable obstacles, and a satisfying conclusion.
CE Session - CE03: Xtreme! Master Workout for the Middle of Your Book!
Title: Xtreme! Master Workout for the Middle of Your Book! Level: D Presented by: Rachel Hauck and Susan May Warren Prerequisites: 2 Contracted Books
It’s about Character Change, and Turning Points and then putting those both together for a powerful Middle Section, plus Raising the Stakes…
CE Session - CE04: Live Free. Write Free
Title: Live Free. Write Free Level: E Presented by: Allen Arnold and James Rubart Prerequisites: Two books contracted
As an author, do you long to take your stories and characters far beyond where you’d gone so far, but feel like you’ve hit a ceiling with your creativity? Often the brake holding authors back isn’t their creativity but their freedom, or lack thereof.
In this class, Allen and Jim will dive deep into the issues that hold you back from more freedom in your life, offering insights into how to break through those barriers. Because when freedom permeates your life, it can permeate your novels—making each story more compelling for your readers while giving them a taste of REAL FREEDOM.
You must be 18 years old to attend conference without a parent/guardian present with you at all times.
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