“Writing with Banana Peels”
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:15 AM
This seminar is based on Jim’s latest book and Taylor University class. It provides twenty practical strategies for attracting attention--as well as increasing comprehension and retention--with humor in nonfiction.
This session will cover the Biblical and psychological reasons for using humor, as well as the basic principles of humor.
In this class, you'll learn twenty tools/techniques for writing humor.
We'll conclude with some practical advice and warnings about using humor.
"Writing for an Audience of Three Billion”
Thursday and Friday, 2:30 PM
There are three billion Internet users you can reach with Web sites, blogs, social networking and e-blasts. Learn how to tap into this huge market from a high-tech author with low-tech skills.
In this introduction we'll discuss how online writing differs --and there is a big difference!--from writing for print. I'll also cover online writing opportunities--some of which actually pay!
Finally, we'll consider the "nuts and bolts" of producing a blog, web site, or e-blast.
"Confessions of an Author and Speaker"
Wednesday, 1:30 PM (General Session)
Laugh a lot as Jim Watkins takes you through three stages authors experience in learning to connect with an audience in print, pixels, or person.