Weekend With Your Novel: Agenda at a glance

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

Friday, Nov 14 (Lowell Center)

6:30-8pm

“Weekend in 90 Minutes”
Identifying Compelling Elements in a Novel, led by Laurie Scheer

Saturday, Nov 15 (Pyle Center)

8-9am

Registration

8:15-8:30am

"Welcome"
with Christine DeSmet and Laurie Scheer

8:30-10am

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
TBA; Fix My Opening Hook; or The Nonlinear Story & Structure

10-10:15am

Break

10:15-11:45am

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
TBA; Understanding “Story Physics”; or The Unforgettable Character Journey

11:50am

Buffet lunch and presentation
Guest speaker, Author Ann Garvin
$12.50; pre-paid only

1:15-2:30pm

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
Powerful POV; TBA; or Mastering Your Genre

2:30-2:45pm

Break

2:45-3:45pm

Choose from 3 concurrent workshops
Nail Your Ending; Top Reasons Why Agents Might Say Your Manuscript Isn’t “Compelling” (pending); or How to Stop the “Rewriting Forever Syndrome” and Move On

3:45-4:15pm

Stalking Your Sale
Top ideas from all sessions today that seem to spell a “compelling sale”

4:15-6:15pm

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

Sunday, Nov 16 (Lowell Center)

9-10:30am

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