Weekend With Your Novel: Workshops

(See Agenda page for an at-a-glance look at the whole weekend)

Friday, Nov 13 (Lowell Center)

3-4:30pm: Shotgun Lovesongs workshop

led by Christopher Chambers

6:30-8pm: Keynote address and Q&A

Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs

Saturday, Nov 4 (Pyle Center)

8-9am: Registration

Lobby and main room, Room 313
Coffee, tea, pastries, and fruit

8:15-8:30am: "Welcome"

with Christopher Chambers

8:30-10am: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 1
What Makes a Good Novel and How Do You Write One? (Track 1)
Ron Kuka

Workshop 2
Bestselling Edge Tactics and Techniques (Track 2)
Kathy Steffen

Workshop 3
Publish While You Write: Strategies and Markets for Novel Excerpts (Track 2)
Christopher Chambers

10-10:30am: Break

10:30am-12noon: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 4
You Have an Idea for a Novel—What Comes Next? (Track 1)
Kristin Oakley

Workshop 5
Creating Tension on Every Page (Tracks 1 & 2)
Angela Rydell

Workshop 6
The Deep Edit (Tracks 1 & 2)
Ron Kuka

12noon: Luncheon presentation

Guest speaker
Kathy Steffen

1:30-3pm: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 7
Stage Business: What People Aren’t Saying (Tracks 1 & 2)
Tim Storm

Workshop 8
Create Fascinating Characters: Protagonists, Antiheroes, Antagonists and Villains (Tracks 1 & 2)
Kathy Steffen

Workshop 9
Solid Structure = Agent Interest, Reviews, and Sales (Track 2)
Christine DeSmet

3-3:30pm: Break

Room 313
Coffee, tea, pastries, and fruit

3:30-5pm: Choose from 3 concurrent workshops

Workshop 10
The Beginning Writer’s Toolbox (Track 1)
Kristin Oakley

Workshop 11
The Dos and Don’ts of Sexual Tension in Your Novel (Tracks 1 & 2)
Tim Storm

Workshop 12
Tips for Tightening and Toning Your Prose (Tracks 1 & 2)
Angela Rydell

5-6:30pm: Dinner (on your own)

6:30-8:30pm: Choose from 3 concurrent optional critique workshops

Workshop A ($60; you may enroll in only this event, if you wish; limit 8 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Christine DeSmet

Workshop B ($60; you may enroll in only this event, if you wish; limit 8 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Kathy Steffen

Workshop C ($60; you may enroll in only this event, if you wish; limit 8 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Angela Rydell

Sunday, Nov 15 (Lowell Center)

9:30-11am: Choose from 3 concurrent optional critique workshops

Workshop D ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops; limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Tim Storm

Workshop E ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops; limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Kristin Oakley

Workshop E ($60; must be enrolled in Saturday workshops; limit 6 people)
Critique Group Workshop: Your First 10 Pages
Christopher Chambers