10MINCON21 Conference Schedule

Everyone Needs A Spark!

(all times are Eastern Time, USA)

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Day 1—Thursday, July 15, 2021

5:15-6:00 Cocktail Hour-You provide the drinks, we provide the conversation! This is your chance to meet new and old friends, share some laughs, and make some new memories!

6:00-6:15 Official kickoff by our Master of Ceremonies, Ian McAllister.

6:15-6:30 Opening Remarks by 10 Minute Novelists founder Katharine Grubb.

6:30-8:00 Keynote speaker, Steven James talks about “Suspense Essentials: Secrets to Tapping Into Tension Whatever Genre You Write.” 

8:00-9:00 Fun and Frivolity! Engage with other writers from around the world.

Day 2—Friday, July 16, 2021

8:15-8:45 Doors open to Zoom meeting.

8:45-9:00 Welcome by Ian McAllister.

9:00-10:30 Angela Ackerman teaches us “How to Raise Stakes (Without Killing Everyone).”

10:30-10:45 Take a break to stretch and grab a snack.

10:45-12:15 Eric Smith talks about “Querying and Query Letters–An Agent’s Perspective.”

12:15-1:15 Lunch with optional breakout rooms.

1:15-2:45 Tex Thompson speaks on “Editing Like A Boss.”

2:45-3:00 Take a break to stretch and grab a snack.

3:00-4:30 Steven James teaches us how “Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules.”

4:30-4:45 Take a break to stretch and grab a snack.

4:45-6:15 Angela Ackerman talks about “Character Brainstorming: How to Uncover Your Character’s Emotional Wound.”

6:15-8:15 Dinner

8:15-9:45 Campfire Hangout. Come hang out with other writers for an open sprinting session.

Day 3—Saturday, July 17, 2021

8:15-8:45 Doors open to Zoom meeting.

8:30-8:45 Final day kickoff from Ian McAllister

8:45-10:15 Tex Thompson shares “Auntie M’s Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion.”

10:15-10:30 Take a break to stretch and grab a snack.

10:30-12:00 Author Panel: Angela, Tex, and Eric answer your questions.

12:00-1:00 Closing Remarks: Author Happiness with Katharine Grubb