2021 Virtual Writers’ Conference

Spark your passion, ignite your story, and maximize your precious writing time at this virtual conference.

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Why join us?

  • Four Engaging Experts:
    Steven James -best-selling suspense and craft author, and host of The Story Blender podcast shares with us “Suspense Essentials: Secrets to Tapping Into Tension Whatever Genre You Write,” and “Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules.”
    Arianne “Tex” Thompson-editor, fantasy author, and egregiously enthusiastic teacher talks about how to “Edit Like A Boss,” and “Auntie M’s Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion.”
    Eric Smith-YA author and literary agent present “Querying and Query Letters—An Agent’s Perspective,” and lends his expertise to our author panel discussion.
    Angela Ackerman-writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author will speak on “How to Raise Stakes (Without Killing Everyone)” and “Character Brainstorming: How to Uncover Your Character’s Emotional Wound.”
  • Online flexibility: The entirety of our conference will be via Zoom. This will allow our international writing community to join us from the safety and comfort of their homes.
  • Convenient Scheduling: Speakers don’t overlap, so you get all the great craft, editing, and industry advice.
  • Networking opportunities: We’ve scheduled time for socializing so you can meet other time-crunched writers just like you.
  • Affordable: Early bird tickets, before June 15th, are only $100 a ticket for all three days. After June 15th, they go up to $125.

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More about our speakers,

Steven is a national bestselling novelist who writes award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers. Steven deftly weaves intense stories of psychological suspense with deep philosophical insights. Writing and storytelling on four continents over the past two decades, he has spoken over two thousand times at events spanning the globe. His short fiction has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times. Steven’s groundbreaking books on the art of fiction writing, STORY TRUMPS STRUCTURE and TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR NOVEL, have both won Storytelling World Awards. We’re thrilled to have him!
Tex is best described as a ruckus-raising professional speaker, writing instructor, and all-purpose extrovert, founder and chief instigator of WORD (Writers Organizations ‘Round Dallas), a developmental editor and can-do ‘book doula’ author of the Children of the Drought fantasy Western series of novels and an egregiously enthusiastic, catastrophically cheerful one-woman stampede!
Eric is a Young Adult author and literary agent with P.S. Literary living in Philadelphia. His latest novel, Don’t Read the Comments, was published by Inkyard Press in January 2020, and was a YALSA 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The paperback is out April 2021. His upcoming book You Can Go Your Own Way publishes on November 2nd, and is available for preorder now, with lots of cute stickers and buttons! His other books include the IndieBound bestseller The Geek’s Guide to Dating (Quirk), Inked (Bloomsbury), the adoption-themed anthology Welcome Home, and The Girl and the Grove (Flux).
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling. Her bestselling thesaurus guides teach writers how to use show-don’t-tell description to reveal a character’s deepest layers and make readers feel more involved in the world, events, and undercurrents taking place in the story.

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