"Critique Group Intensive”
Wednesday to Friday, 9:15 AM
Attendees will submit pages of their nonfiction manuscripts (books or articles) three weeks in advance by e-mail to Kathy. She will forward the pages to everyone who has signed up for the intensive. Attendees will critique the work before the conference and come ready to discuss key points. Kathy will add her professional input and give each author a written critique to take home and review after the conference.
For books, send the first chapter (up to 15 pages), a two- page synopsis, a three-sentence elevator pitch and a two- paragraph pitch. For articles, send the entire article.
The critique group is limited to the first six paid conferees who apply. Manuscripts must be submitted to Kathy Ide three weeks before the conference. Submission information will be provided upon registration.
"The Passion of Self Publishing"
Wednesday, 10:45 AM
Self publishing can be a viable, successful alternative—under the right circumstances. This workshop analyzes various self publishing options, the pros and cons of self publishing, what to look for in a subsidy publisher, and how to make self publishing work for you.
"Writing and Selling Church Play Scripts"
Wednesday, 2:30 PM
Kathy will discuss how to write, format, and market scripts for skits, sketches, monologues, one-acts, and full-length plays.
"Ten Things Writers Do Besides Write"
Friday, 10:45 AM
Most people have a pretty glamorous mental image of what a professional author does all day. If you think you’d like to write a book and get it published, first get a glimpse into some of the things an author does besides write.
"Called to Write"
General Session, Friday, 1:30 PM
In many ways, writers are like missionaries. They must go through extensive training, learn about other cultures, have moral and financial support, and willingly suffer adverse circumstances. They are also often misunderstood by others, and sometimes rejected by the people they are trying to reach. But, like missionaries, writers must not give up on what God has called them to do.
Conferees are encouraged to submit up to 15 pages of their manuscripts in any genre except poetry prior to the conference. (If time and space allow, sign-ups will also be permitted during conference week.) Kathy will meet one-on-one with you and provide personal, hands-on critiquing. She will also offer suggestions for your next step, consult with you about goal setting, and brainstorm on how to advance your writing career.