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Schedule - Wednesday, June 14

From the Brochure
Cancelled Classes
Thu. 3:00 — Writing a Bestselling Novel

Fri. 1:30 — Five Must-Haves for Author Platforms

My Schedule
So you can see at a glance where you're supposed to be throughout the conference, print this Excel schedule. Add your classes and critique groups with room numbers and your appointments with faculty members.
"Write-to-Publish is a well-organized, mind-challenging, content-stuffed conference. Nowhere else am I stretched as a writer nor have so many God-divined moments. I would not be where I am today as a writer without the encouragement and challenges I experience at Write-to-Publish and through the people God puts in my path while there."
—Ronnell Kay Gibson

"This was a fantastic experience, which opened new worlds to me that I didn't know existed before this."
—2016 Conferee

"After attending Write-to-Publish over the years, I've improved my writing craft and network with great people in the publishing world. I've gone from novice to published author."
—Cindy Ervin Huff

"This is my fifth Write-to-Publish Conference, and it always challenges and stretches my faith and my writing in new and unexpected ways."
—TLC Nielsen

8:15-9:30 Registration
8:30-9:15 First-timers Orientation
Getting the Most From the Conference—Tammie Edington Shaw
9:30-10:30 Opening General Session
Speaker—Lawrence W. Wilson—"The Ministry of Christian Writing"
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Continuing Classes (Classes meet each day.)
  1. How to Get Published—Michelle Medlock Adams
    Learn to focus ideas, find markets, submit manuscripts in correct format, understand manuscript rights, write query letters, and more. Recommended for people who have not been published.
  2. Writing Fiction—Allie Pleiter
    Study the elements of fiction, including structure, scenecraft, characterization, and dialogue.
  3. Writing Nonfiction—Ginger Kolbaba
    Learn to write a variety of nonfiction manuscripts, including articles, newspaper stories, and books.
  4. Communicating Christ to Non-Christian Audiences—Rusty Wright
    If you want to write what nonbelievers can understand and appreciate, this class will help you touch their minds and hearts, so you can scratch where they itch and sensitively convey spiritual truth to needy readers.
  5. Writing With Excellence—Joyce K. Ellis
    Editors are looking for polished manuscripts, so learn to edit your prose before submitting it.
  6. Advanced Career Track—Lawrence W. Wilson
    Prerequisite: one book published or under contract or at least 75 published manuscripts, not counting reprints. If you're an established writer, take your publishing to the next level or develop a full-time career as a writer. From agents, editors, and professional freelancers, you'll learn what it takes to turn a writing avocation into a profession.
12:15-1:45 Lunch and Free Time
1:45-3:00 Panel: Magazine, Newsletter, and Website Editors
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Electives
  1. Four Questions Every Writer Should Ask—Blythe Daniel
  2. Writing for Young Children—Rachel LaMonica Pellegrino
  3. How to Tame the Social Media Monster (beyond beginners, part 1)—Janis Whipple
  4. Polished Promotion on a Budget—Joanie & Jenni Beaver
  5. Preparing for Appointments With Editors and Agents—Cindy Sproles
  6. Understanding a Book Contract—Steven Hutson
4:30-6:30 Free Time and Dinner
4:45-5:15 First-timers Debriefing
Ask Questions/Get Help—Tammie Edington Shaw
6:30-8:00 General Session
Worship—Cynthia Ruchti
Speaker—Carol Kent—"The Firestorm: When Your Written Words Get
8:15-9:45 Manuscript Critique Groups