If you’re free on the Friday before the conference, you should really consider coming to the pre-conference intensive sessions. For a nominal fee, you can attend an intensive session with a publishing professional. If you purchase both sessions — morning and afternoon — you’ll also have the opportunity to eat lunch with faculty. We have lots of sessions to choose from but here are a couple that really caught my eye.
On Friday morning, Jackie Cooper will be teaching “It’s All About Me: Crafting a Memorable Memoir”. Jackie has had a lot of success with his memoirs and he can help you figure out how to distill your life, or a section of it, into book form. This class is also great for those of you who’re writing novels. Remember — Character is Character. Whether it’s fact or fiction, writing dynamic, believable characters is pivotal to your sucess as a writer and Jackie knows just how to do it.
In the afternoon, Scott Eagan is teaching “Get it While it’s Hot: Marketing your Book to Agents and Editors”. In a tough year for the publishing industry, this class will help you market your bookto agents and editors. You want your packaging — query letter, synopsis, and partial — to be well-written, well-presented, and eye-catching. In this tight market, it’s imperative! Spend a couple of hours with Scott Eagan and learn how to make your manuscript irresistible to agents and editors.
It’s not too late to add the pre-conference intensives to your registration. Call or email if you’d like to add and we’ll save you a seat!
And if you hear someone trying to sneak into a class, rather than managing the conference like she’s supposed to, it’s probably me.