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2017 Early Bird Session

Taking Your Fiction Deep So It Sells Wide

Presented by: James Scott Bell

Early Bird: Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:00 am - 2:30 pm: Grapevine B


Taking Your Fiction Deep So It Sells Wide In this 6 hour workshop, #1 bestselling writing coach James Scott Bell will teach you the innovative tools and techniques that will move your fiction from good to unforgettable. You’ll learn about the “mirror moment,” a crucial beat that reveals the true heart of your story; the secrets of dazzling dialogue (the fastest way to improve any manuscript);  how to find what agents and editors always ask for (and what readers are drawn to): a unique, compelling voice. And more!

JAMES SCOTT BELL is the author of the #1 bestseller for writers, Plot & Structure, and numerous thrillers, including the Mike Romeo series and the Ty Buchanan legal thriller series. His novel Final Witness won the Christy Award winner for suspense, and his novella One More Lie was a finalist for an International Thriller Writers Award. Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver, and received his law degree from the University of Southern California. After practicing law for ten years, Jim turned to full-time writing. He became the fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest and began teaching writing workshops that have traveled all over the world. Visit his website at



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