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Publishing 101

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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If you're confused, overwhelmed, or simply mystified about what it takes to get your book from your desk onto a bookstore shelf, then this workshop has the answers you need. Learn the basics of the business, including publishing models, what agents actually do, and how to protect yourself from scam artists.

Speaker: Kimberly Lang Read more about Publishing 101

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Fundamentals of Good Fiction

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Do you understand POV? (It stands for "point of view.") What about "Show, Don't Tell"? Do you know what a dialog tag is and how to use it?  Discuss these and other essential building blocks of your novel.

Speaker: Kira Sinclair Read more about Fundamentals of Good Fiction

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Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

Speaker: Lynn Raye Harris Read more about Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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Conflict and Emotion: The Heart of the Story

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story.

Speaker: Linda Winstead Jones Read more about Conflict and Emotion: The Heart of the Story

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Creating Compelling Characters

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget.

Speakers: Rhonda Nelson and Kimberly Lang Read more about Creating Compelling Characters

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