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Schedule

2024 WRITERS CONFERENCE

From keynote addresses to workshop sessions, our program schedule is packed with content but relaxed enough to network with new friends. (If you’re attending online, we recommend following the conference schedule as closely as you can. Plus, you’ll have some online-exclusive events of your own!)

Wed Nov 6

PRECONFERENCE DAY
In-Person CREWs Only

8:15 a.m.

CREW Registration

9:00 a.m.

CREW Introduction

9:30 a.m.

CREWs Begin

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

CREWs Resume

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.

CREWs Resume

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

CREWs Resume

4:30 p.m.

End of Day

Workshop Sessions

SESSION #1

The Inside Scoop on Publishing

Barb Roose

5 Steps to a Marketable Devotion

Heidi Gaul

Partnering with God as You Write

Cheryl Ricker

Beginner's Mistakes: Fiction Edition

Karen Barnett

Flashlight Under the Covers

Jill Osborne

From Pages to Conversations

Tracy Glass

SESSION #4

I Have a Book Deal! Now What?

Stephanie Alton

Newsletters

Kelly Wilbanks

Top Ten Script Killers

David Hyde

World Building with Meaning

Shelley Adina Senft

How to Write Tight

Michelle Ule

SESSION #7

Storyboarding

Janet McHenry

Tell Your Story without Oversharing

Cheri Gregory

The Mighty Middle

Jill Osborne

Point-of-View for Fiction Writers

Karen Barnett

Websites for Writers

Sarah Barnum

SESSION #2

How to Get the "Yes"

Katara Patton

Article Writing

Marci Seither

Exploring the World of Kid Lit

Bunmi Ishola

Stitching Together Great Stories

Michelle Murray

Inviting Others to Write Beside You

Cheri Gregory

Connect Your Book and the Media

Blythe Daniel

SESSION #5

Taking Your Reader Deeper

Cynthia Ruchti

7 Elements of a Bible Study

Shadia Hrichi

Broken Dreams and Detours

Heidi Gaul

Who's That Character?

Michelle Murray

Social Media Success

Tracy Glass

SESSION #3

Writing from Spiritual Health

Lance Hahn

Copy vs. Content

Becky Keife

Write What You Don't Know

Melanie Dobson

Creating Memorable Characters

Lauraine Snelling

Earning Income Work-for-Hire

Jeanette Hanscome

Writing Great Queries

Susan King

SESSION #6

AI Strategies for Authors

Roger & Kathi Lipp

Memoir Quick Start

Susy Flory

Getting Your Book Finished on Time

Jeanette Hanscome

Making Fiction Come to Life

Sarah Sundin

Blueprint for a Mission Statement

Marci Seither

Appointment Scheduling

In-person Coaching/Critique appointments and Agent/Editor appointments are scheduled during workshop time blocks. During registration, you will have the opportunity to select the time slot for your appointment. Don't worry about missing a workshop - you can watch the recording later. It is perfectly acceptable to slip out of workshop early or arrive late to work around your appointments. 

If you are attending online and purchased an agent/editor appointment, our faculty will reach out to you to schedule your online appointment at a mutually agreeable time within thirty days of the conference.

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