Weekend With Your Novel: Agenda at a glance

(See Workshops page for a more in-depth look at the workshops and critiques)

Friday, Nov 13 (Lowell Center)

3:30-4:30pm

Shotgun Lovesongs workshop
led by Christopher Chambers

6:30-8pm

Keynote address and Q&A
Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs

Saturday, Nov 14 (Pyle Center)

8-9am

Registration

8:15-8:30am

"Welcome"
with Christopher Chambers

8:30-10am

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
What Makes a Good Novel and How Do You Write One?; Bestselling Edge Tactics and Techniques; or Publish While You Write: Strategies and Markets for Publishing Novel Excerpts

10-10:30am

Break

10:30-12noon

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
You Have an Idea for a Novel—What Comes Next?; Creating Tension on Every Page; or The Deep Edit

12noon

Buffet lunch and presentation
Guest speaker, Author Kathy Steffen on Surviving the Writer's Life

1:30-3pm

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
Stage Business: What People Aren’t Saying; Creating Characters: Protagonists, Antiheroes, Antagonists, Villains; or Solid Structure = Agent Interest, Reviews, and Sales

3-3:30pm

Break

3:30-5pm

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
The Beginning Writer’s Toolbox; The Dos and Don’ts of Sexual Tension in Your Novel; or Tips for Tightening and Toning Your Prose

5-6:30pm

Dinner (on your own)

6:30-8:30pm

Choose from 3 concurrent critique workshops (pre-registration required)

Sunday, Nov 15 (Lowell Center)

9:30-11am

Choose from 3 concurrent critique workshops (pre-registration required)