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The Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers' Conference

Sponsored by Splattered Ink Press

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers' Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird
Register by this date and enter a drawing to win a FREE Kindle.
Ended $150.00 $0.00
Manuscript Consultation
Literary agent, Alice Speilburg, will read a sample of your work, then meet with you for a one-on-one, 15-minute consultation. SPACE IS LIMITED. You will receive additional information after you register.
Ended $25.00 $0.00
Student discount
Please show a valid student i.d. at registration.
Ended $75.00 $0.00
Late Registration Ended $175.00 $0.00
Late Student Registration Ended $75.00 $0.00

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You have a story to tell -- a book to write -- a dream to be published!

What are you waiting for?

Turn your writing dreams into reality.

The Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers' Conference

Friday, October 17, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Opening reception featuring author Sue William Silverman. WZZM TV 13's Val Lego will be on hand to interview Sue and lead a Q & A session.

Cash bar and complimentary snacks.  Opportunity to meet the speakers and other writers.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Group sessions with authors, editors, designers, publisher, marketing professionals

Manuscript consultation available with Speilberg Literary Agency

Both events held at

L. William Seidman Center - Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Why Should You Attend?

Invest in your writing.

Meet other writers who are investing in their dreams and goals.

Network with experts on publishing, marketing and writing.

Kick start your writing.

Explore your publishing options.

Friday evening reception with Sue William Silverman.

 

            Agenda

 

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

8:00-9:00

Continental breakfast and registration

 

9:00-9:20

Welcome and Introduction of Speakers – Tricia L. McDonald

9:30-10:30

Workshop I (Choose one)

Selling More Books, Non-Returnable to Non-Bookstore Buyers – Brian Jud

Child’s Play (fiction writing) – Carol Finke

Expecting the Unexpected (poetry) – Marc J. Sheehan

10:30-10:45

Break for networking and meeting with exhibitors

10:45-11:45

Workshop II (Choose one)

Using Savory Senses to Tell Your Story – Sue William Silverman

Website 101 for Authors – Laura Holmes

Why Aren’t You Publishing Nonfiction? – Denise Hill

11:45-1:15

Lunch & Author Readings

1:15-2:15

Workshop III (Choose one)

Bringing Out Your Inner Teenager: How to Write for the Young Adult Audience – Melanie Hooyenga

Understanding eBooks – Mark Vorenkamp

Judging a Book by the Cover – Jacob Kubon

2:15-2:30

Break for networking and meeting with exhibitors

2:30-3:30

Workshop IV (Choose one)

So You Want to Write a Picture Book? – Amy Young

Pounding the Pavement – Kim Bode

Is Self-Publishing For Me? – Tricia L. McDonald

3:30-3:45

Break for networking and meeting with exhibitors

3:45-4:45

Workshop V (Choose one)

Getting to the End: The Arc of Novel Writing – Cari Noga

So Many Publishing Types, and So Little Time – Trish Harris

Writing the Non-Fiction Book: One Index Card at a Time – Peter Jeff

4:45-5:00

Closing comments & Drawing (must be present to win) – Tricia L. McDonald


The Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers' Conference

Registration includes luncheon and Pre-conference reception

Registration deadline October 6, 2014: $175

Program advertising space available


Additional details at splatteredinkpress.com


Refund Policy:  Please note that because we expect this to be a sell-out conference, we must have ample time to seek and register a replacement should you be forced to cancel your attendance to The Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers’ Conference. For that reason, the deadline to cancel your registration and receive a partial refund (50%) is September 15, 2014. After that date, we will not be able to offer any refunds.


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When & Where


L. William Seidman Center - Grand Valley State University
50 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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