Bonus (NO extra cost): 15-minute manuscript evaluations by Linore Burkard for those who sign up early. Only 10 slots available.
When you arrive at registration, you will have the opportunity to schedule your appointment with author and editor Linore Rose Burkard to review your project idea, first chapter, one-sheet, or the idea that's only in your head! Let her feel out the project you WANT to do before all the work is done. Many authors think they have a great idea until the book is done and no one wants to read it except family and friends. Book your appointment with Linore when you arrive for the event.
Bring-A-Friend or Send-A-Friend Drawing: If you refer a friend, when he or she registers, you'll BOTH be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card! The friend must be a first-time attendee to our workshops.
(Dayton Scribes Members - $29; Previous Attendees - $29; MAC Writers $29)
Walk-ins Welcome. Cash or Check Only: $36.
8:30-9:00 - Registration w/Coffee, Tea, etc.
9:00-9:20 – Opening Session
9:30-10:30- Workshop #1
10:30-10:45 – Break - Refreshments
10:45-11:45 - Workshop #2
11:45-12:00 – Break - Refreshments
12:00-1:00 - Workshop #3
1:00-1:20 – Closing Session
9:30-10:30: Workshop 1
Tiffany Colter: Using Articles to Get Fiction and Nonfiction Published
When I started writing I hated the idea of writing articles. It was part of my training, but I didn’t like it. When I started trying to pitch my books, however, I discovered the true benefits of article writing. In this class we’ll look at:
How articles help the novelist
How articles help with non-fiction
This session will be jammed full of information, but we’ll try to save some time for your questions at the end too.
Wayne Holmes: Self Publish for Under $100
We will discuss the practicality of publishing for little or no money. Yes, it can be done for a hundred or even less, but you may need to learn some new editing and computer skills. We will talk about the nuts and bolts of how it’s done.
10:45 –11:45: Workshop 2
Carole Topp: Writing as a Ministry
If you write as part of a ministry of service to others, are you running a business, a hobby or a nonprofit organization? When does your writing hobby become a business? We'll find out and discuss the pros and cons of forming a nonprofit organization as part of your writing ministry, too.
Wayne Holmes: Self Publish or ePublish?
In this session, we will talk about the how-to of self-publishing on a minimal budget. I will open the discussion to broader topics pertaining to self-publishing and eBooks. If time permits we may be able to do some hands-on training. Bring your laptop if you want to participate.
12:00 -1:00: Workshop 3 - Combined Session
Tiffany Colter: Success in the Changing Publishing Industry
Things are changing. Articles tell us that the days of the professional writer are ending while at the same time e-readers fly off the shelves. What is the truth? How can a newbie writer get established? How can an established writer stay afloat? What are the keys to success in this changing industry? We’ll discuss these questions and many more. I earn my living by writing and I’ll tell you honestly what I did to do it. And I’ll name names!
1:00 - 1:20 - Closing Session:
Singing and worship with Donna Shepherd.
Door prizes, drawings, and giveaways!