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Thanks for using the LDStorymakers Conference web-app. This app has been tuned specifically for the iPhone/iPod-Touch, but you may find it works with other smart phones.

This web-app has been provided as a service by Lake Mountain Media. Coding was done by Darvell Hunt. All conference content is property of LDtorymakers Conference and is used with permission.

To install this app on your iPhone, click the + symbol below, or on the box with the arrow going to the right, and then select "Add to Home Screen." You will still need the Internet to run after Installation. You may also run this app from your browser without installing. Note that if you do install the app, the blue links on the comment board may not work correctly, as they require the browser naviation buttons to navigate back to the comment board.

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2011 - 8th Annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference Overview

The Sheraton Hotel
150 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Bootcamp - May 5, 2011
Bootcamp - $30
Conference - May 6-7, 2011
2-Day Conference - $180
Friday-only Conference - $100
Saturday-only Conference - $80

(Registration deadline April 15, 2011. Sorry, no walk-ins.)

NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 15th

Bootcamp

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Boot Camp Schedule:

12pm: Bootcamp Check In
12:30pm - 3:30pm: Bootcamp Worshop
3:30pm - 4pm: Break with munchies
4pm - 6pm: Bootcamp Wrap-up

All Boot Camp workshops are held in Canyons/Bryce.

What is Bootcamp?

Bootcamp is a hands-on critique workshop, taught by published authors, that takes place the day before the conference. Writers receive immediate feedback on their own manuscript pages. Bootcamp is an optional conference feature, for which you can sign up during the registration process (additional fees will apply). Many attendees have said that, although intensive, Bootcamp has helped them grow faster and become a better a writer than anything else at the conference. Bootcamp will be Thursday, May 5th from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 30 minute break

How does Boot Camp work?

You and several other Bootcampers will be assigned to a table with a published writer "Sergeant" as your instructor. In a critique-group-style setting, you'll read portions of your work aloud (or, if your Sergeant chooses, you'll read one another's work aloud) and then give one another feedback.

Your instructor will also give you targeted feedback, designed to make your work stronger. Others in your group will do the same, offering you and fellow Bootcampers at your table constructive comments and feedback.

You will be amazed at how much you will learn, in just a few hours' time, about writing, revisions, critiquing, and how to give and take constructive criticism. It's an intense, hands-on experience, but one you won't want to miss!

Bootcampers will learn to identify manuscript weaknesses and magnify strengths. Bootcampers also become experienced in critiquing each other's work-a valuable skill that each person can take home with them. By attending Bootcamp, you will hone in on where you excel in your writing, and you'll also discover which skills still need developing.

When you register, you will be asked to choose your preferred genre. You would be expected to bring a portion of a manuscript in your selected genre for hands-on evaluation and training. NOTE: This does NOT obligate you to sit at this genre table. This is only to help us gauge interest and plan Bootcamp tables.

Bootcamp tables are currently planned in each of the following genres (one or more per genre), and may be combined or expanded as needs dictate:

Young Adult
Childrens (picture books)
Middle Grade
Inspirational Nonfiction
General Nonfiction
Memoir or Narrative Nonfiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Women's Fiction
Historical Fiction
Fantasy / Science Fiction
Western Fiction
General Fiction
Screenplay

Prior to the conference, all Bootcamp attendees will receive an email from the Master Sergeant with specific instructions on how to prepare and what to bring with them.

Seating is limited. First come, first serve.

An afternoon snack will be provided for Bootcamp attendees, but not lunch or dinner.

Contest

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2011 "FIRST CHAPTER" Writing Contest

The contest is closed. The was deadline Thursday, February 17, 2011. No more entries can be accepted.

Categories:

Romance/Women's Fiction
Mystery/Suspense
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative for adults
Youth Fantasy
Youth Fiction (all other genres besides fantasy)
Non-fiction
General Fiction
Historical Fiction

Entry Fees: $20.00 for each entry

Limit FIVE total entries per Attendee.
Price for entry fee includes a critique from each judge who reads your first chapter.

NOTE: Contest entry fees are non-refundable.

LDStorymakers is not responsible for entries that are disqualified due to rule violations.

Contest Winners:

Contest winners will be posted here after they are announced on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Whitneys

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Best Romance

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Nominations for Best Romance

Luck of the Draw by Rachael Renee Anderson

Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin

Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden

The Legend of Shannonderry by Carol Warburton

Cross My Heart by Julie Wright

Best Mystery/Suspense

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Nominations for Best Mystery/Suspense

Crossfire by Traci Hunter Abramson

Cold as Ice by Stephanie Black

Wrong Number by Rachelle J. Christensen

Murder by Design by Betsy Brannon Green

A Time to Die by Jeffrey Savagen

Best Youth Fiction

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Nominations for Best Youth Fiction

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Missing In Action by Dean Hughes

My Double Life by Janette Rallison

The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler

Best Speculative Fiction

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Nominations for Speculative Fiction

Matched by Ally Condie

Fablehaven: 5 Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull

Forbidden Sea by Sheila Nielson

The Fourth Nephite by Jeffrey S. Savage

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Best Historical

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Nominations for Historical Fiction

Trespass by Sandra Grey

Oh Say Can You See? by L.C. Lewis

Alma The Younger by H.B. Moore

The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry

The Silence of God by Gale Sears

Best General Fiction

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Nominations for Best General Fiction

Lucky Change by Susan Law Corpany

Blink of an Eye by Gregg Luke

Band of Sisters by Annette Lyon

The Cross Gardener by Jason Wright

Finding Mercie by Blaine Yorgason

Agents/Editors

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Becca Stumpf

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Becca Stumpf, Literary Agent
Prospect Agency

Becca Stumpf joined Prospect Agency in 2006 after working as an assistant at Writers House Literary Agency. After graduating from Grinnell College with a B.A. in English Literature, Becca lived and worked in England to indulge her yen for cobbled streets, neighborhood pubs, and barbed wit. She came to New York armed with naïveté and a love of books, and couldn't believe her luck when she found a field that allowed her to work closely with authors and their manuscripts. As a reader, Becca falls hard for sentences that are beautifully crafted, for humor in unexpected places, and for characters that come to life and follow you around for a while. She rereads the first chapter of A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle every year because it still knocks her socks off with its simple evocation of a family awoken by a storm in the nighttime.

Becca is currently looking for Adult, YA and Middle-Grade literary and commercial fiction, with a special interest in SciFi/Paranormal/Fantasy books with broad appeal (genre fiction is not just for nerds anymore, so let's bring it to the masses!). She falls hard for high concept plots that balance drama, wit, and intrigue in equal parts, and has a long-standing weakness for anti-heroes, fringe-dwellers, troubled souls and the occasional scoundrel...provided such characters are richly drawn and demonstrate some serious soul.

Becca also keeps an eye out for gritty, character-driven thrillers and mysteries and is always up for romance novels that are wry, witty and dark with a paranormal twist (or just very smart and sexy). Other interests include select non-fiction, including narrative non-fiction, memoir, journalistic perspectives, film studies, travel, and humor.

She is currently building her client list and will be doing pitch sessions for $20/10 minute meeting. She will not be pre-reading any submissions prior to the conference or requesting hard copies during pitch sessions, rather she will request electronic submissions following the conference if you both agree she would be a good fit for your story. To learn more about Becca and Prospect Agency, visit http://www.prospectagency.com.

Sara Crowe

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Sara Crowe, Literary Agent
Harvey Clinger, Inc.

Sara Crowe has been an agent with Harvey Klinger, Inc. since 2005, and represents adult and children's books. On the adult side, she represents commercial and literary fiction and a range of non fiction. On the children's side, her list includes YA and middle grade fiction, as well as picture books. She is always looking for strong, original new voices: there are many debuts among her recent sales, and she'd like to keep it that way. She represents the author and not just the project, working to establish long-term relationships and develop authors' careers. Her well known projects include ZOOLOGY by Ben Dolnick, HOLD STILL by Nina LaCour (William C. Morris Award Finalist), PATIENT ZERO by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop, I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME by Lisa Schroeder and LOST IT by Kristen Tracy.

She aggressively markets British and translation rights for her authors, utilizing her seven years of experience as a foreign rights agent at Trident Media Group and The Wylie Agency in London. Recent rights sales include SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell in Italy, SECRETS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY by Megan Frazer in Germany, HOLD STILL by Nina LaCour in Germany and Holland, and I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER by Dan Wells to the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

She also actively markets film and TV rights, and recently optioned PATIENT ZERO by Jonathan Maberry to Sony TV, and I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER by Dan Wells to British based The Bureau Film, with Bertrand Faivre producing and Billy O'Brien slated to direct and write the screenplay.

Sara is seeking new clients and will be doing pitch sessions for $20/10 minute meeting. She will not be pre-reading any submissions prior to the conference or requesting hard copies during pitch sessions, rather she will request electronic submissions following the conference if you both agree she would be a good fit for your story. For more information on Sara, visit her website, http://www.saracrowe.com. She and her children's authors have also started a blog, Crowe's Nest, at http://acrowesnest.blogspot.com/

Sara Megibow

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Sara Megibow, Associate Literary Agent
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

romance (all genres except category and inspirational)

young adult and middle grade fiction (all sub genres)

science fiction and fantasy (for adult and young readers)

commercial fiction

women's fiction

chick lit

high concept literary fiction

Sara has worked at the Nelson Literary Agency since 2006. As an Associate Literary Agent, Sara is actively acquiring new clients and enthusiastically celebrating sales for her first authors. It is most useful if someone who uses a pitch session is presenting a novel in Sara's preferred genres. The book must be finished because if she wants to read it, she'd like to be able to do so right away. Be prepared to tell her the 20 second overview of the story, and then she will ask (easy) questions, talk about the novel for the remainder of the time, and answer questions.

Sara is acquiring new clients and will be doing pitch sessions for $20/10 minute meeting. She will not be pre-reading any submissions prior to the conference or requesting hard copies during pitch sessions, rather she will request electronic submissions following the conference if you both agree she would be a good fit for your story.

For more information about Sara and The Nelson Agency, visit their website http://www.nelsonagency.comand Sara's Publisher's Marketplace site:

www.publishersmarketplace.com/ members/SaraMegibow

to learn more about her personal tastes and recent sales.

Marcia M.

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Marcia Markland, Senior Editor
Thomas Dunne Books (part of St. Martin's Press)

Marcia Markland is a Senior Editor with Thomas Dunne Books, which is part of St. Martin's Press. Having been the editor of The Mystery Guild, her primary reading specialty is suspense ficion of all kinds--from classic locked-room mysteries to medical disaster novels to police procedurals to psychological suspense stories. She delights in being baffled, loves offbeat protagonists, and is always on the lookout for new twists. She is also fascinated by suspense fiction from other countries and has signed crime novelists from Iceland, Sweden, Italy, and Spain.

Marcia will be doing pitch sessions for $20/10 minute meeting. She will not be pre-reading any submissions prior to the conference or requesting hard copies during pitch sessions, rather she will request electronic submissions following the conference if you both agree she would be a good fit for your story.

Kirk Shaw

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Kirk Shaw, Editor
Covenant Communications

Suspense
Historical
Romance
Adventure
Gift book
Inspirational/doctrinal nonfiction that would suit an LDS audience.

Kirk L. Shaw is an editor for Covenant Communications. He has also worked for Boston publisher David R. Godine and edited for the scientific journal Western North American Naturalist. During his career, he has produced and edited fiction (in many genres), memoirs, historical, art, gardening, gift, technical, and doctrinal books. His freelance clients include corporations, publishers, and individuals, including Delphi (Internet) founder Wes Kussmaul. He enjoys writing short stories and especially relishes reading speculative fiction, historical novels, New England poetry, young adult, post-apocalyptic, and dystopia novels.

Kirk will be doing pitch sessions for $20/10 minute meeting. He will not be pre-reading any submissions prior to the conference or requesting hard copies during pitch sessions, rather he will request electronic submissions following the conference if you both agree he would be a good fit for your story.

Lisa Mangum

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Lisa Mangum, Editor
Deseret Book

Lisa Mangum has worked for Deseret Book Publishing since 1997 and is currently an Assistant Editor.

Deseret Book is looking for:

High quality LDS fiction (children's, YA, and adult)

Non-fiction (inspiration, self-help, and doctrine)

Cookbooks.

The Shadow Mountain imprint is looking for outstanding fiction for children and YA (though we have a lot of fantasy titles already on our plate).

Deseret Book is always open to consider new ideas and products. Lisa will be doing pitch sessions for $20/10 minute meeting. She will not be pre-reading manuscripts prior to meeting with attendees, so be prepared to give her a verbal pitch as well as the first five pages.

Workshops

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Mechanisms

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Conflict and the Mechanism of Story

Instructor: Clint Johnson
Friday, May 6, 9:40am - 11:30am
Held in Wasatch
Reserved Seating
Cost: Free

Narrative is a like a machine. Understanding individual components, such as plot, characterization, or tense, does not mean one can build a highly functioning machine any more than a manufacturer of spark plugs can build a car. This two-hour workshop teaches the universal structure of story, how and why it exists, and how knowing this can give any writer greater mastery over their own craft and composition. Publishing isn't a matter of talent but skill. Learn why the story you want to tell IS a great story and CAN sell, and how to fine tune every aspect of your narrative engine to create a ride that will carry readers to your last page and leave them wanting more.

Character Bible

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Creating Your Character Bible

Instructors: J. Scott Savage and Deanne Blackhurst
Friday, May 6, 12:50pm - 2:40pm
Held in Sundance/Solitude
Reserved Seating
Cost: Free

In this two hour, hands-on workshop, the instructors will work with a limited number of authors to create a detailed picture of their protagonist, antagonist, and a couple of major characters. Learn what questions to ask, how to interrelate motives, relationships you might not have considered, and ways to find the flaws in your characters. You will leave with several pages of detailed notes on your characters, so please come with a novel or planned novel in mind.

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Introducing the Six Core Competencies of Successful Storytelling

Instructor: Larry Brooks
Saturday, May 7, 9:40am - 11:20am
Held in Arches
Reserved Seating
Cost: Free

Virtually everything there is to know about writing a great story can be categorized into six distinct skill-sets. In a great story, all six combine to become a sum in excess of the parts. All six must be present before a story is publishable, and a weakness in any one of them is what will generate a rejection slip. This class will introduce and explore these vital aspects of storytelling, including how to develop and merge them under the umbrella of your inspiration for the story.

Pub Primer

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Publication Primer

Instructors: Julie Bellon, Stephanie Black, Clint Johnson, Dene Low, Heather B. Moore, Angela Morrison, Sydney Salter, and Dan Wells

Saturday, May 7, 9:30am - 12:20am
Held in Big Cottonwood
Reserved Seating
Cost: $15

Get detailed feedback on your writing from a published author, as well as guidance in improving your craft and personalized advice on how to improve your chances of publication.

This workshop is an addition and outgrowth of the established bootcamp intended to provide more detailed feedback to serious aspiring writers with focus on publication. To facilitate this goal, the published authors leading each group have agreed to carefully read and prepare responses to every group member's excerpt in advance of the conference so that workshop time may be used solely on detailed response and instruction. Attendees are expected to reciprocate by doing the same. Each group member will receive the excerpts of others in their group prior to the conference. Enrolling in this camp indicates that you are willing to carefully read, print off, and annotate the submission of others in your group before the conference so as to be ready to critique, discuss, and comment during the camp. Attendees are responsible for printing hard copies with their comments for other attendees at their own cost.

During the camp, each group will function largely as determined by the group instructor. Each has been selected for their expertise and, like agents and editors, may have differing approaches toward writing and giving feedback. Some may contact members in their group with directives or requests prior to the conference; others may conduct their group in a slightly different fashion from other instructors at the same camp. All of this is designed to maximize the strengths of all individuals involved in this process to provide the very best experience possible. As such, campers are encouraged to show the same effort and respect for others in their group, and toward their instructor, as they hope to receive. Participation in all aspects of the camp experience, both before and during the conference, should be both timely and diligent. With this being so, we believe we can offer every attendee a wonderfully constructive and enjoyable experience that will help them improve multiple skills essential to writing for publication.

Submission Guidelines

Professionalism is the great virtue of the publication industry. This includes how, when, and why you submit your work to agents and editors. Knowing the proper protocol and submission format for querying for publication is an essential skill for anyone who wants to be considered for publication. Taking the time to find out the etiquette and other standards for correspondence, and following them carefully, illustrates that you are serious about your writing and desire to publish, that you've taken the time and energy to educate yourself into the business side of publishing, and that you respect the time and effort of the professionals you are contacting. In a sphere where degrees mean little, acting like a pro will do more to establish yourself as someone others want to work with than anything else--as long as you write well in addition.

To give a sense of what this important submission process is like, applicants for this camp are asked to go through a submission process similar to that for publication. Guidelines will be emailed once attendees have registered for the workshop.

Killey Query

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Writing a Killer Query: a Hands-on Workshop

Instructor: Elana Johnson
Saturday, May 7, 2pm - 3:50pm
Held in Big Cottonwood
Reserved Seating
Cost: Free

Every submission, whether for a publisher or a literary agent, starts with a query letter. You can craft a query letter that will hook an editor or agent to request more material in just a few steps. Bring your one-page query letter to share, receive feedback, and leave this two-hour workshop with a killer query letter that will generate requests.

May 5 (Thu)

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May 6 (Fri)

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May 7 (Sat)

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May 5, 12pm - 6pm

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12pm: Bootcamp Check In
12:30pm - 3:30pm: Bootcamp Worshop
3:30pm - 4pm: Break with munchies
4pm - 6pm: Bootcamp Wrap-up

May 6, 8am

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Check In
8am - 9am
Check in at the main desk to receive your conference materials.

May 6, 9am

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Opening Remarks
9am - 9:30am

Please meet in the main hall for opening remarks.

May 6, 9:40am

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Breakout Session #1
9:40am - 10:30am

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Workshop with Agent Becca Stumpf (advanced craft)

Becca Stumpf - Arches

Ms. Stumpf will give tips on pitching and submitting, go over the most frequently asked questions she receives, then follow up with an open forum for Q&A.
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**Sharpening the Edge of Contemporary YA (genre)

Laura Bingham - Big Cottonwood

Learn about what contemporary YA is, redefine the word "edgy" and discuss why teens need books about real issues.
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Building Your Blog Into a Platform You Can Stand On (marketing/career dev.)

Elana Johnson - Brighton/Alta

Everyone's doing it: blogging. As part of the social media supernova, blogging can be a valuable tool for an author. But how do you take your "nothing" blog into "something" amazing? Come learn tips and tricks to get more followers, increase comments, and build your blog into an online platform you can stand on.
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Timbers and Tools (craft basics)

Stephanie Black - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

Learn some basic, powerful fiction techniques to help you build your story idea into a compelling novel.
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Dewey or Dewey Not: That is the Question (genre)

Lu Ann Staheli - Sidewinder

Face it, the burning desire for most of us is to write and publish fiction. But if you really want to go where the money is, I say use your story-telling skills and write non-fiction that sells. We will discuss using markets, methods and material that will bring in money while you continue to follow your bestselling fiction dream.
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**Slow it down ... I mean, speed it up! How to Pace Your Novel (craft basics)

Josi Kilpack - Sundance/Solitude

Genre and audience are two considerations every author needs to consider as they write their novel. We'll be going over expectations as well as the writing skills necessary to make sure that your book moves at the pace it ought to.
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Conflict and the Mechanism of Story (master class)

Clint Johnson - Wasatch

2 hours - Reserved Seating

Learn why the story you want to tell IS a great story and CAN sell, and how to fine tune every aspect of your narrative engine to create a ride that will carry readers to your last page and leave them wanting more.
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FISH SLAP: What's your writing motivation? (craft basics)

Shirley & Bron Bahlman - Wildcat

Writer motivations are as different as sea and sand. This class invites you to a smorgasbord of strategies proven to light other authors' fires. But in order to feel the heat, you must be willing to strike your own match.

May 6, 10:40am

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Breakout Session #2
10:40am - 11:30am

**workshop is repeated
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Q & A with Editor Marcia Markland (advanced craft)

Marcia Markland - Arches

Join Marcia Markland, Senior Editor at Thomas Dunne, a division of St. Martin's Press in New York, for a Question & Answer workshop. Marcia concentrates on suspense fiction, but she has been known to work on nonfiction as well. Recent acquisitions include memoir PAW TRACKS IN THE MOONLIGHT by Denis O'Connor; non-fiction biography by Joan Barthel, SECRET SOUL: HOW ELIZABETH SETON SHAPED A NEW WORLD FOR AMERICAN WOMEN; general fiction THE LIST by Martin Fletcher; and the crime novel DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman.
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How to Become an Idea Factory (craft basics)

Karen Hoover - Big Cottonwood

The most common question asked writers is "how do you come up with your ideas?" Orson Scott Card says "Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any." This class teaches you how to pay attention and see the seeds of ideas that are threaded through our lives.
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Life After the First Draft: Steps to Self-Editing (craft basics)

HB Moore - Brighton/Alta

Finishing the first draft of a manuscript is a major accomplishment, but it's far from ready to submit. Editor/Author Heather Moore will take you through the necessary steps of self-editing and how to use critical feedback from alpha readers effectively.
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How to Keep Your Readers up Way Past their Bedtimes (genre)

Traci Abramson - Powder Mountan/Snowbird

From yesterday's heartbreak to tomorrow's headlines, learn how to use the world around you to create gripping mysteries and thrillers. This workshop will focus on hooking your reader from the first page, improving the flow and pace of your story, and writing vivid, streamlined scenes that will keep your reader turning pages well into the night.
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**Using Social Media Every Step of the Way (marketing/career dev.)

Marion Jensen - Sidewinder

Using social media goes well beyond starting a blog to advertise your book. Social media can be, and should be, used every step of the writing process. Whether it's using Facebook to network with other writers, or Tweeting your latest book signing, come and learn the smart way a writer uses social media.
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**Eight Sure-Fire Ways to Show, Not Tell (craft basics)

Annette Lyon - Sundance/Solitude

Once and for all, what does "show, don't tell" really mean? Learn eight ways to make your work show-brilliantly.
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Conflict and the Mechanism of Story Cont. (master class)

Clint Johnson - Wasatch

Reserved Seating

Learn why the story you want to tell IS a great story and CAN sell, and how to fine tune every aspect of your narrative engine to create a ride that will carry readers to your last page and leave them wanting more.
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The Tightrope: Researching and Writing Credible Historical Fiction (genre)

LC Lewis - Wildcat

This class will explore these elements: how to balance the historical with the fictional, creating a project definition, where to find the facts, organizational tools and historical pacing, character bibles and the literary development of historical characters.

May 6, 11:40am

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Break for Lunch
11:40am - 12:40pm

Meet in the main hall for lunch.

May 6, 12:50pm

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12:50pm - 1:40pm
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The Why's and How's of Synopsis Writing (advanced craft)

Sara Crowe - Arches

Why is writing a good synopsis of your book important? Literary Agent Sara Crowe will discuss why knowing how to write a good synopsis will affect your chances of getting published. She'll walk you through the elements of synopsis writing so that you can make it a strong part of your submission package.
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E-books and the Changing Landscape of Publishing (marketing/career dev.)

Marion Jensen - Brighton/Alta

Kindle. iPad. Nook. E-books are more than just an alternative way to read books, they are becoming an alternative way to market, build an audience, and make a living as a writer. Come and learn why e-books are as important to the publishing industry and writers, as the iPod was to the music industry and musicians.
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The Most Informative Class on Description EVER! (craft basics)

Sarah Eden Powder Mountain/Snowbird

How to not write description that readers skip over, laugh at, roll their eyes in its general direction at, or use when teaching classes about description as an example of bad description. By following a few simple guidelines, you can use description and setting to develop characters, enhance setting, build suspense, grab your readers' attention and make you the envy of all your author friends who did not attend this very informative class.
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Ignite a Love of Reading Within the Youngest Readers (genre)

Frank Cole - Sidewinder

What are middle grade readers looking for in a book? The elements (relatable topics, characters, length, humor, suspense.) How to write the "paperback pillow" a.k.a. the "You'll pry this book from my cold dead hands" book.
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Creating Your Character Bible (master class)

J. Scott Savage & Deanne Blackhurst - Sundance/Solitude

2 hours - Reserved Seating

Most people think of a character bible as a tool for keeping track of names, eye color, likes, dislikes, etc. (if they think of it at all). A good bible will do all of that. But by tracking things like motivations, conflicts, responses, and every decision your character makes, you can actually track character growth and consistency. This is an advanced class for writers who already know the basics and are looking to hone their craft.
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Say What? Using Dialogue to Reveal Character (craft basics)

Melanie Jacobson - Wasatch

Discover why sometimes the most important part of dialogue is what your characters don't say, and how this gives them richness and texture. Participants will review the key elements of writing dialogue and then analyze and discuss how to strengthen real world writing samples. (Part of this presentation bears a suspicious resemblance to Whose Line Is It, Anyway? . . .)
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How to Write for Magazines (genre)

Josh Perkeyi - Wildcat

Last year we discussed how to write for the Church magazines. This year we will briefly review those concepts, then focus more specifically on the nuts and bolts of how to write really solid magazine articles-a great way to build a career, make a little extra money, or just hone your craft.

May 6, 1:50pm

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Breakout Session #4
1:50pm - 2:40pm

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**Woo an Agent, Wow an Editor: Refining Your Writing (advanced craft)

Angela Eschler - Arches

We will be covering style and voice, how to streamline your manuscript (trimming the fat) or tighten your plot, and how to turn your prose into poetry (or something similar that your fans still want to read!)
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How to (and how not to) Launch Your Book (marketing/career dev.)

Josi Kilpack - Big Cottonwood

Launch parties are a great way to make a splash when your book comes out-this class will go over the essential elements of a successful launch and explore the many options of how to make your event a success.
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**Avoid the Pinocchio Syndrome: Bring your characters to life (craft basics) Michele Ashman Bell - Brighton/Alta

Learn how to identify character archetypes and qualities that make characters unique; techniques and tricks-of-the-trade to make characters come alive; and how to make characters memorable by creating characters readers can relate to/ connect with.
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"Simulating the Slush Pile" Panel

Guest Agents/Editors - Canyons/Bryce

Do you wonder what exactly agents/editors are looking for in the slush pile? What makes a submission stand out? What mistakes will doom a submission to slush pile obscurity? How do they decide whether to keep reading or not? Our guest agents/editors will listen to moderators read attendee submissions of their first manuscript pages (with no prior read-though), then give detailed feedback on what works, what could be improved to work better, and share their expertise on how to rise above the slush pile.
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**Noah's Story Arc: How to Use Conflict to Create a Watertight Plot (craft basics)

Liz Adair - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

Les Edgerton writes: "When the trouble is gone the story is over." In this class we will explore how to exploit, manage, manipulate, harness and milk conflict to craft a tight, well-plotted narrative, one that makes the reader stick with the story until the last page, one that will stick with the reader long after he's closed the book.
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**YA Science Fiction and Fantasy . . . What do you get when you cross a teenager, a wand, a messy bedroom, and alien technology? (genre)

Julie Wright - Sidewinder

Science Fiction and Fantasy offers up a realm of limitless potential for your teenaged protagonist. Your YA hero or heroine can travel through time, wormholes, black-holes, hellholes, through lands inhabited by dragons, trolls and witches, through alternate universes, quantum impossibilities, and alternate histories involving the Victorian age and steam technology, or through worlds with futuristic technology, or the high-tech and low-life backdrop of cyberpunk. This class will teach how to create, and balance, all that possibility with a healthy dose of reality.
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Creating Your Character Bible Cont. (master class)

J. Scott Savage & Deanne Blackhurst - Sundance/Solitue

2 hours - Reserved Seating

Most people think of a character bible as a tool for keeping track of names, eye color, likes, dislikes, etc. (if they think of it at all). A good bible will do all of that. But by tracking things like motivations, conflicts, responses, and every decision your character makes, you can actually track character growth and consistency. This is an advanced class for writers who already know the basics and are looking to hone their craft.
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There's a bomb under the table: How to write thrills, chills and suspense (genre)

Dan Wells - Wasatch

No matter what kind of fiction you write, sooner or later you're going to have to scare somebody: What's behind the door? Who left all this blood in my kitchen? Why didn't Armando call me back? Creating suspense and tension is easy but creating them wrong is even easier. Find out how to do it right.
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**Taking Care of Business (marketing/career dev.)

Terri Ferran - Wildcat

Now you're a published author and the royalties are pouring in (or not)-then you find out you have to market and TRACK INCOME & EXPENSES! This class won't help you market, but it will help keep the IRS agents at bay.

May 6, 2:50pm

Back
Breakout Session #5
2:50pm - 3:40pm
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Habits of Successful Writers (advanced craft) Dave Wolverton - Arches

Dave will give tips on how to increase your productivity-from setting aside time to write, to working with our own biorhythms. But successful writers don't just write, they write well. So we'll discuss tips for increasing the power of your work. Finally, we'll talk about creating a balance of writing and selling your own work.
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Exploring Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Romance (genre)

Nancy Campbell Allen - Big Cottonwood

Learn more about the Paranormal Romance genre-what it is, who's done it well, and how to take a fresh approach to writing one.
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Marketing: For Real This Time (marketing/career dev.)

Robison Wells - Brighton/Alta

Every writer's conference has a class on marketing, and Robison Wells thinks most of them are rubbish. Why? Because they're all tactics and no strategy. In this class, we're going to put the horse back in front of the cart.
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Anatomy of A Critique Group (craft basics)

Annette Lyon - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

For those looking to improve their critique group or start a new one: learn what works, what doesn't, and different approaches to critique groups from several successful ones.
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From Ho-Hum to Hilarious (genre)

Jane Still - Sidewinder

Inject humor into your writing. Humor is a muscle you can learn to flex when you understand some of the techniques used by humorists for years.
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Maintaining Your Standards in the National Market (advanced craft)

Janette Rallison - Sundance/Solitude

Navigate the moral potholes of the national market. Janette will discuss why finding your personal line is important; common areas where you may come up against pressure and ways around tricky moral issues.
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How to Open Your Book with a Bang (craft basics)

Lisa Mangum - Wasatch

Everyone says it: the first page is the most important page of your book. But how do you make it the best it can be? This class will present some dos and don'ts of what to do with the opening of your book, as well as some classic first lines. Please bring the first page of your WiP as we will workshop some pages as a class as time allows.
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Blogging Basics: From the Ground Up (marketing/career dev.)

Tristi Pinkston - Wildcat

This class covers everything from choosing a template and a name for your blog to attracting followers, selecting blog topics, and how to use your blog to create name recognition for yourself on the Internet.

May 6, 3:40pm

Back
Snack Break
3:40pm - 4pm

Lobby

Grab some well-deserved munchies!

May 6, 4pm

Back
Keynote Address: Larry Brooks
4pm - 5pm

Canyons/Bryce

Larry Brooks is the author of "Story Engineering: Mastering the Six Core Competencies of Successful Writing," published by Writers Digest books. He is also the author of five critically-praised novels (one a USA Today bestseller, the other a "Best Books of 2004" honoree), and the creator of Storyfix.com, an instructional resource for writers. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and travels widely as a workshop presenter and keynote speaker.

May 6, 5pm

Back
Book Signing
5pm - 6:30pm

Arches & Deer Valley

Get your favorite authors' John Hancocks in your favorite books!

May 6, 6:30pm

Back
Dinner
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet with friends for dinner in the main hall.

May 6, 7:30pm

Back
Publisher Mingle
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Arches

Meet the publishers who can make your dreams come true!

May 6, 8:30pm

Back
AI Mix & Maingle
8:30pm - ?

Wasatch

Mix and Mingle with other Authors Incognito members. Eat snacks, play games, and socialize with other writers. Prospective Authors Incognito members are invited. Come join the largest LDS writers group on the planet!

May 7, 8am

Back
Saturday Check In
8am - 9am

Check in at the main desk to receive your conference materials.

May 7, 9am

Back
Opening Remarks
9am - 9:20am

Please meet in the main hall for opening remarks.

May 7, 9:30am

Back
Breakout Session #6
9:40am - 10:30am

**workshop is repeated
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The 6 Core Competencies of Successful Storytelling (master class)

Larry Brooks - Arches

2 hours - Reserved Seating

Virtually everything there is to know about writing a great story can be categorized into six distinct skill-sets. In a great story, all six combine to become a sum in excess of the parts. All six must be present before a story is publishable, and a weakness in any one of them is what will generate a rejection slip. This class will introduce and explore these vital aspects of storytelling, including how to develop and merge them under the umbrella of your inspiration for the story.
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Publication Primer (master class)

Group of Mentors - Big Cottonwood

3 Hours - Reserved Seating

Get detailed feedback on your writing from a published author, as well as guidance in improving your craft and personalized advice on how to improve your chances of publication.
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**Using Social Media Every Step of the Way (marketing/career dev.)

Marion Jensen - Brighton/Alta

Using social media goes well beyond starting a blog to advertise your book. Social media can be, and should be, used every step of the writing process. Whether it's using Facebook to network with other writers, or Tweeting your latest book signing, come and learn the smart way a writer uses social media.
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Worldbuilding (craft basics)

Dave Wolverton - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

From creating whole planets to societies, or simply reporting on microcosms of societies that exist today, writers need to develop the skill of integrating their world into their story. Dave will give tips on areas of world creation that you may never have explored.
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Confessions of a Ghostwriter: Writing Anecdotes, Essays, or Memoir for Hire (genre)

Lu Ann Staheli - Sidewinder

Everyone has a story, but not everyone knows how to write it. That's where YOU come in. Learn how to use your skills to write creative non-fiction as a ghostwriter. Find out about payment options, places to publish, and ways to market the material for both your client and yourself, using the product as a gateway to expanding your writing career.
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The Hero/Family Relationship in Middle Grade and YA (advanced craft)

Tyler Whitesides - Sundance/Solitude

Orphan vs. Family? This class will look at successful literature to explore the pros and cons of both. Even if the hero-family relationship is not central to your plot, it cannot be ignored. Learn how to deal with parents/legal guardians while staying true to your hero's character and purpose.
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**Woo an Agent, Wow an Editor: Refining Your Writing (advanced craft)

Angela Eschler - Wasatch

We will be covering style and voice, how to streamline your manuscript (trimming the fat) or tighten your plot, and how to turn your prose into poetry (or something similar that your fans still want to read!)
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**Slow it Down ... I Mean, Speed it Up! How to Pace Your Novel (craft basics)

Josi Kilpack - Wildcat

Genre and audience are two things every author needs to consider as they write their novel. We'll be going over expectations as well as the writing skills necessary to make sure that your book moves at the pace it should.

May 7, 10:30am

Back
Breakout Session #7
10:30am - 11:20am

**workshop is repeated
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The 6 Core Competencies of Successful Storytelling (master class)

Larry Brooks - Arches

2 hours - Reserved Seating

Virtually everything there is to know about writing a great story can be categorized into six distinct skill-sets. In a great story, all six combine to become a sum in excess of the parts. All six must be present before a story is publishable, and a weakness in any one of them is what will generate a rejection slip. This class will introduce and explore these vital aspects of storytelling, including how to develop and merge them under the umbrella of your inspiration for the story.
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Publication Primer (master class)

Group of Mentors - Big Cottonwood

3 Hours - Reserved Seating

Get detailed feedback on your writing from a published author, as well as guidance in improving your craft and personalized advice on how to improve your chances of publication.
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Blog Tours & Book Promotion – It's a Piggyback Ride (marketing/career dev.)

Rachelle Christensen - Brighton/Alta

Learn the secrets of effective Internet marketing for you and your products/books including author promotion, blog tours, blog hops, giveaways & more. How can you increase your blog readership and followers? Find out how Rachelle promoted her blog, increased her followers to over 450 in one year and got paid to do it.
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Speculative Fiction Panel (genre)

James Dashner, Howard Tayler, Robison Wells, Dave Wolverton, and Julie Wright - Canyons/Bryce

Speculative fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more highly imaginative fiction genres (like sci-fi, fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction, alternate history, etc.). A panel of published authors in these genres (representing both children and adult markets) will discuss the ins and outs of writing and publishing speculative fiction, and answer questions from the audience.
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The Truth in the Fiction (advanced craft)

Becca Wilhite - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

Fiction is not true—every third-grader can tell you that. But the parts of fiction that we love best are the true parts: the relationships, the consequences, and the emotion. Learn how to highlight truth so your writing comes alive through characterization, dialogue, conflict, action, and consequences.
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**Taking Care of Business (marketing/career dev.)

Terri Ferran - Sidewinder

Now you're a published author and the royalties are pouring in (or not)—then you find out you have to market and TRACK INCOME & EXPENSES! This class won't help you market, but it will help keep the IRS agents at bay.
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**Eight Sure-Fire Ways to Show, Not Tell (craft basics)

Annette Lyon - Sundance/Solitude

Once and for all, what does "show, don't tell" really mean? Learn eight ways to make your work show—brilliantly.
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**Avoid the Pinocchio Syndrome: Bring Your Characters to Life (craft basics)

Michele Ashman Bell - Wasatch

Learn how to identify character archetypes and qualities that make characters unique; techniques and tricks-of-the-trade to make characters come alive; and how to make your book memorable by creating characters readers can relate to/ connect with.
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Write an Irresistible Picture Book Manuscript (genre)

Kristyn Crow - Wildcat

Students will discuss key elements that make a picture book manuscript stand apart from the rest. The class will also learn to evaluate a story from the standpoint of an editor who must convince a marketing team of the book's potential salability.

May 7, 11:30am

Back
Breakout Session #8
11:30am - 12:20pm
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Hooks that Get You Published (advanced craft)

Jeff Savage & James Dashner - Arches

The hook. The part of your fishing tackle that catches the fish. In your query letter, the hook is the part that—hopefully—catches an agent's attention. James Dashner and Jeff Savage discuss how to create a hook, possibly the most important paragraph (or maybe two) in the process of selling your novel. This will be a hands-on class, so please bring query letters.
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Publication Primer (master class)

Group of Mentors - Big Cottonwood

3 Hours - Reserved Seating

Get detailed feedback on your writing from a published author, as well as guidance in improving your craft and personalized advice on how to improve your chances of publication.
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But You Promised: Genre Promises and Reader Expectations (craft basics)

Tristi Pinkston - Brighton/Alta

When a reader picks up a book, they have certain expectations based on the genre. Learn what these expectations are, how to meet them without being predictable, and how to break the rules without breaking your promises.
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Writing Dystopian Fiction (genre)

Robison Wells - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

While dystopian fiction has been around for decades, it's seen a huge resurgence in the last few years. What is dystopia? How do you create a dystopian world? Why are readers so interested now?
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Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling (genre)

Bob Conder- Sidewinder

The purpose of this class is to gain an understanding of the history and importance of storytelling in our society, to inspire the ability to tell stories of import and significance and to provide the fundamental knowledge of story and screenplay structure in a positive uplifting environment.
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Basic Understanding of Publishing Contracts (marketing/career dev.)

Eric Johnson - Sundance/Solitude

Eric K. Johnson is an attorney and an author himself. Knowing how great it feels to be published and to hold that book in your hands, he is happy to explain to you the basic functions of a publishing contract and what a first-time author can and should realistically expect for his/her first contract and what to avoid so you can make an informed decision, should you be fortunate to be offered a contract.
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Writing Action (craft basics)

Traci Abramson - Wasatch

Create compelling fiction that will move your story forward without leaving your characters behind.
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Self-Publishing: Perilous, Profitable, or Pandemic? (advanced craft)

Howard Tayler - Wildcat

Howard Tayler makes a living as a self-published cartoonist, and is familiar with the opportunity it offers for both riches and ruin in multiple mediums and genres. He will discuss his own experiences, and help attendees decide whether self-publishing is a valid option for them.

May 6, 12:3pm

Back
Break for Lunch & Announce
First Chapter Contest Winners

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Meet in the main hall for lunch and to hear who placed in the First Chapter Contest.

May 7, 2pm

Back
Breakout Session #9
2pm - 2:50pm

**workshop is repeated
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Using Resonance to Attract Readers (advanced craft)

Dave Wolverton - Arches

What is resonance, and how will an understanding of it move your writing to the next level? Dave will talk about how resonance can attract a reader to a genre, how we can use it to attract readers to any kind of genre, and how top filmmakers use resonance to create blockbuster movies.
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Writing a Killer Query: a Hands-on Workshop (master class)

Elana Johnson - Big Cottonwood

2 Hours - Reserved Seating

Every submission, whether for a publisher or a literary agent, starts with a query letter. You can craft a query letter that will hook an editor or agent to request more material in just a few steps. Bring your one-page query letter to share, receive feedback, and leave this two-hour workshop with a killer query letter that will generate requests.
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All You Need is Love... and a Bunch of Other Stuff (genre)

Sarah Eden - Brighton/Alta

"Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Reader doesn't care. Author wonders why." Oh yes, my friend. There are tricks to the romance-writing trade. This class will cover the unbreakable rules of romance, how to avoid cliché, creating real romantic tension, and developing characters that will resonate with your readers. Whether you are writing a true romance or looking to build your romantic-subplot-writing muscles, come learn, laugh and... LOVE.
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Writing Excuses Live Podcast

Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, & Dan Wells - Canyons/Bryce

The Writing Excuses team will be recording several episodes live, including special guests, audience Q&A, and spontaneous monkey noises. Come early to make sure you get a seat!
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Building Author/Editor Relationships That Build Careers (advanced craft)

Kirk Shaw - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

One of the most crucial aspects of an author's success in publishing is an understanding of how the editorial process works and how to build successful synergy with an editor. This class addresses key points in working with an editor and how to get what you want with your book while making your editor your greatest advocate. Much of the class will pertain to relationships with agents as well.
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**Sharpening the Edge of Contemporary YA (genre)

Laura Bingham - Sidewinder

Learn about what contemporary YA is, redefine the word "edgy," and discuss why teens need books about real issues.
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Breaking Up Writer's Block (craft basics)

Melanie Jacobson - Sundance/Solitude

Learn techniques for identifying four types of writer's block and the tried-and-true techniques for breaking through them. Strategies are concrete and specific, with practical steps to help you re-engage your writing and become productive again, whether your writer's block is short-term but frequent, or sadly epic. There's hope!
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Creating Your Marketing Web (marketing/career dev.)

Sheralyn Pratt - Wasatch

Jack Canfield, the author behind selling over 112 million books in 40 languages, says that for a book to succeed, the author must do 5 things on its behalf every day. But different books have different audiences, which means there is no catch-all plan to catapult your book onto bestseller lists. This class is designed to help you create your message, find your audience, and move your books through stores and into homes.
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**Noah's Story Arc: How to Use Conflict to Create a Watertight Plot (craft basics)

Liz Adair - Wildcat

Les Edgerton writes: "When the trouble is gone, the story is over." In this class, we will explore how to exploit, manage, manipulate, harness, and milk conflict to craft a tight, well-plotted narrative, one that makes the reader stay with the story until the last page, one that will stay with the reader long after he's closed the book.

May 7, 3pm

Back
Breakout Session #10
10:30am - 11:20am

**workshop is repeated
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Acquiring a Literary Agent: Help for Those Wanting to Break in to Publishing

Sara Megibow - Arches

All participants are welcome but this workshop will be skewed toward the pre-published writer interested in finding out more about the process of getting published. Topics covered:

1) Finishing your manuscript - when are you ready to shop it?

2) Creating a list of literary agents - how to find the legitimate ones and what questions to ask.

3) Writing and submitting your query letter.

4) The process from query letter to offer of representation.

5) What to do while you are "waiting for an answer."

6) What an agent does for an author.

7) What writers should be doing for themselves.
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Writing a Killer Query: a Hands-on Workshop (master class)

Elana Johnson - Big Cottonwood

2 Hours - Reserved Seating

Every submission, whether for a publisher or a literary agent, starts with a query letter. You can craft a query letter that will hook an editor or agent to request more material in just a few steps. Bring your one-page query letter to share, receive feedback, and leave this two-hour workshop with a killer query letter that will generate requests.
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Villains are Characters Too! Creating Three-Dimensional Bad Guys (craft basics)

Jeff Savage & Gregg Luke - Wasatch

You spend weeks, months, or even years deciding what your protagonist does and why, but how much time do you spend seeing your story through the eyes of your villain(s)? This workshop will teach you how to create believable bad guys.
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Writing Excuses Live Podcast

Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, & Dan Wells - Canyons/Bryce

Speculative fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more highly imaginative fiction genres (like sci-fi, fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction, alternate history, etc.). A panel of published authors in these genres (representing both children and adult markets) will discuss the ins and outs of writing and publishing speculative fiction, and answer questions from the audience.
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**YA Science Fiction and Fantasy . . . What Do You Get When You Cross a Teenager, a Wand, a Messy Bedroom, and Alien Technology? (genre)

Julie Wright - Sundance/Solitude

Science Fiction and Fantasy offer up a realm of limitless potential for your teenaged protagonist. Your YA hero or heroine can travel through time, wormholes, black-holes, hellholes, through lands inhabited by dragons, trolls, and witches, through alternate universes, quantum impossibilities, and alternate histories involving the Victorian age and steam technology, or through worlds with futuristic technology, or the high-tech and low-life backdrop of cyberpunk. This class will teach how to create, and balance, all that possibility with a healthy dose of reality.
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Point of View: One of the Most Important Tools a Writer Has (craft basics)

Janette Rallison - Powder Mountain/Snowbird

The fastest way to get rejected is to misuse or not have sufficient point of view in your novel. Conversely, using point of view the right way will help you with everything from characterization to tension. Come learn what point of view is and how to use it.
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Building a Freelance Business from the Ground Up (marketing/career dev.)

Peri Kinder - Sidewinder

This class will help writers jump into the freelance writing world. It will cover finding clients, self- promotion and time management.
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Writing Back Cover Copy—The Secrets to Pitches and Queries (advanced craft)

Josh Perkey - Brighton/Alta

Writing back cover copy is a vastly underutilized technique for crafting perfect pitches and successful query letters. In this workshop, we'll spend the first half outlining what agents are looking for and learning how to write back cover copy that really rocks. Before the workshop, write a draft of your back cover copy and bring it with you (about 8–11 sentences long). We'll review some of your drafts during the second half and apply the techniques we've learned.
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The Basics of Giving Good Interviews (marketing/career dev.)

Crystal Liechty - Wildcat

Being prepared for an interview is about more than just having great answers about your book/project memorized (though that's important). There are a number of things you can do to make sure you not only look and sound professional, but make whatever media outlet you're working with satisfied and eager to work with you again. We will discuss several tips on mastering the art of the interview.

May 7, 4pm

Back
National Agent/Editor Panel
4pm - 5pm

National Agent and Publisher Panel

Held in Canyons/Bryce

May 7, 5pm

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Closing Remarks
5pm - 5:30pm

Please meet in the main hall for closing remarks.

Music Video

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Music Video Lyrics: "FICTION"
Submitted by Krista Lynne Jensen (Based on "Freedom" by George Michael)

Vocals by Stephanie Fowers

Directed by Stephanie Fowers Assistant directed by Sandra Barton Cinematography by Jacqueline Fowers and Stephanie Fowers Make-up by Jacqueline Fowers

Actors: (in no particular order) Sarah Eden, Paul Eden, Heather Moore, Jessica Day George, Melissa J. Cunningham, Elizabeth Mueller, Krista Lynne Jensen, Frank Cole, Marion Jensen, LeAnn Setzer, Josi Kilpack, Jaime Theler, Debbie Hulet, Crystal Liechty, Stephanie Fowers

LYRICS:

I might write it down
I might make it up
Gotta move the words all around
I'll take my chances with this plot
I might write it down
I might make it up
'Cause I would really, really love to be contract-bound, oh yeah

Heaven knows I was just a young kid
Didn't know what I wanted to be
I was every high school English teacher's pride and joy
But it wasn't quite enough for me
To win the race, a well-timed pace
A seamless plot and my MC's face
On an ad for a Whitney
But the reason why I write this way is not the same
No way You can think of it as therapy

I think there's something you should know
I think it's time I told you so
There's something deep inside of me
There's someone else I've got to be
I've got these voices in my head
You should be careful where you tread
I just hope you understand
Sometimes your lives end up in my hands.

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
What might be lies to you
Are real enough to me yeah yeah
Fiction,
Fiction,
Fiction,
Be careful what you say
Fiction,
Fiction,
Fiction,
Be careful what you say

Heaven knows we sure have some fun, boy
What a kick, just my hero and me
We have every angst-filled villain bent on the run, boy
Yes we're living in a fantasy
Finding romance
Taking a chance
Solving crime with a second glance
At my double-you-I-P
And the way I play the game ain't gonna change
No way Yeah, you can call it therapy

I think there's something you should know
I think it's time the world should know
There's something deep inside of me
There's someone else I've got to be
I've got these voices in my head
You should be careful where you tread
I just hope you understand
Sometime your lives end up in my hands

(CHORUS)

Well it looks like the road to published
But it feels like it never ends
I submitted in the summer
Now the snow is making the trees bend
Imagine my book signing
Going through a million pens
But if I get that far
Chances are
I'll get put next to Mary Higgins Clark

That's what you get,
That's what you get,
That's what you get,
I say that's what you get
That's what you get for playing in your mind
That's what you get for playing in your mind

That's what you get,
That's what you get,
And after all this time
I just hope you understand
Sometimes your lives end up in my hands

(CHORUS)

Be careful what you say to me
It may end up in my mystery
What you say now
I've got to write I've got to write

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