2024 Schedule

Pre-conference 

Hour of Encouragement
 Open to all  
Join us on Zoom once a month on Sunday night at 8:00 pm Eastern Time to be encouraged and to give encouragement to other writers. It’s a great way to make new friends. The link will come by email the week we are meeting. If you are not on my email list, click here.

Write His Answer Fellowship
– Open to all 
Join us every Monday evening for an hour, 8:00 pm Eastern Time. The link will come by email the week we are meeting. If you are not on my email list, click here.


Zoom Meetings – Links coming when you register

Developing a Great Nonfiction Pitch – Karen Whiting
Date to be announced

Make the best pitch to not only grab an editor’s attention to help get a contract but to start developing a marketing plan. Karen is the author of 27 traditionally published books. She will provide individual help to polish each person’s pitch. An effective pitch will, in 30 seconds:


Practice Your Fiction Pitch – info coming


Navigating the Conference – registered conferees will receive link
Sunday, August , 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Zoom with Marlene to learn how to navigate the conference dashboard and to get your questions answered.

 

Schedule, August 7 – 10, 2024 Write His Answer Conference

Highly interactive, virtually amazing!
Everything is LIVE via Zoom Meetings 


The schedule below is for your info pre-conference.
It is subject to minor changes.

During the conference you will access the sessions through the dashboard.
You will receive the link to the dashboard
when you check-in online Wednesday morning, August 7.

 

Registered conferees may view keynotes, learning labs,
continuing sessions, workshops, and panels
through December 31, 2024
so you do not need to attend everything.
Round tables, small group breakouts,
and critique groups are not recorded.

 

  All times are EASTERN TIME

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

8:00 am – 1:30 pm  Online check-in, sign waiver, tech check
You will receive an email with the link you need to check in. You MUST check in to be able to access the conference dashboard.

1:45 – 2:10   Welcom, Worship, Prayer
                     Orders from Beatrice Bruno, Drill Sergeant of Life

2:10 – 2:25  Interest Groups

2:30 – 4:30  Learning Labs (Click here for descriptions)
 

4:35 – 4:45  Main Stage – Announcements

4:45 – 4:55  Breakouts

5:00 – 5:50  Workshops (Click here for descriptions)
 

5:55 – 6:10  Main Stage

6:15 – 6:40  Dinner Round Tables

6:45 – 7:00   Main Stage   – Just one block on your form as you have it.

7:00 – 8:25  Worship, Prayer, Keynote

8:30 – 9:30  Impact Our Culture Panel

9:45            Prayer Fellowship

YOUR FORM
6:15 – 6:45 delete “with Authors” – Let’s not limit them to just Weds evening. May not work for some
6:50 – I don’t yet know if Marty will be live. Just put worship 

Bottom of form on Wednesday in green -“The conferees love it! ADD You will, too!
TOP – 2024 Write His Answer Conference Schedule – I’d delete ET since you have Eastern Time below. Could confuse some


 

Thursday, August 10, 2024  FRIDAY – same
 
9:45 – 11:00  Worship, Prayer   Oops – you have 7:45 on your form for all 3 days. That would mean 4:45 for PT
                      Orders from Beatrice Bruno, Drill Sergeant of Life
                      Keynote

11:00 – 11:10   Breakouts

11:15 – 12:15   Continuing Sessions, Part 1 (Click here for descriptions)

12:20 – 12:30  Main Stage

12:30 – 12:55  Lunch Round Tables

1:00 – 1:10      Main Stage

1:10 – 1:55      Panels  Add Indie Publishers Panel on Thursday along with Agents Panel
Agents
Indie Publishers

2:00 – 2:10      Breakouts

2:15 – 3:05      Workshop 1 (Click here for descriptions)
Connecting in the Industry – DeeDee Lake
Brand, Expand, and Plan – Dr. Sharon Norris Elliott
When Setting Becomes a Character – Gail Kittleson
Be BOLD! Bridging the Gap with Edgy Christian Fiction – Michele Chynoweth

Writing to Heal – Yvonne Ortega
Yes, You Can Write Compelling Copy for Kids – Marianne Hering
How to Get Published: The Basics and Beyond – Twila Belk
Avoid the Scams to Happily Self-Publish – Amy Deardon
Platform Boosting Email Newsletters – Thomas Umstattd Jr.
An Inside Scoop on Marketing – Stephanie Alton

3:10 – 3:15     Main Stage

3:15 – 4:15     Continuing Sessions, Part 2 (Click here for descriptions)
Authentic Writing that Changes Lives – Peter Lundell, D.Miss.
Exploring the Art of Fiction – DiAnn Mills
Think Like a Publisher: Self-Publishing Made Simple – Scoti Domeij
Writing for Magazines – Sherri Langton
The #1 Way to Grow a Rock-Solid Platform: Serve Your Audience – Patricia Durgin
How to Write Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir – Dr. Craig von Buseck
Develop a Unique Marketing Plan – Karen Whiting
Writing for Children Ages 3 through 12 – Pam Halter
The Christian Communicator – Kevin Wayne Johnson

4:20 – 4:30    Main Stage

4:30 – 5:10    Critique Groups

5:15 – 6:05    Workshop 2 (Click here for descriptions)
Storyboarding – Dr. Sharon Norris Elliott
Felt Needs Writing – Jeanette Littleton
The Twelve Essential Elements for Creative Character Development – Michelle Lazurek
Writing About Trauma – Yvonne Ortega
Fantasy Genres . . . Where Do I Belong? – Rowena Kuo
Book Proposal Distinctions – Terry Whalin – Unable to be with us
Alternatives to Traditional Publishing – Larry Carpenter
Marketing for Writers and Speakers – Karen Porter
Metadata Demystified: The Keys to Book Discoverability – Catherine Lawton

6:10 – 6:30    Main Stage

6:30 – 6:55    Dinner Round Tables

7:00 – 8:25    Evening Program
Worhip, prayer
Keynote, Our Voice in a Hostile Climate – Peter Lundell, D.Miss.

8:30- 9:30      Impact Our Culture Panel

9:45               Prayer Fellowship
 

Friday, August 11, 2023 – USE THURSDAY

9:45 – 11:00
Worship and Prayer
Keynote, The Power of Telling True Stories – Dr. Craig von Buseck

11:00 – 11:10   Breakouts

11:15 – 12:15   Continuing Sessions, Part 3 (Click here for descriptions)
Authentic Writing that Changes Lives – Peter Lundell, D.Miss.
Exploring the Art of Fiction – DiAnn Mills
Think Like a Publisher: Self-Publishing Made Simple – Scoti Domeij
Writing for Magazines – Sherri Langton
The #1 Way to Grow a Rock-Solid Platform: Serve Your Audience – Patricia Durgin
How to Write Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir – Dr. Craig von Buseck
Develop a Unique Marketing Plan – Karen Whiting
Writing for Children Ages 3 through 12 – Pam Halter
The Christian Communicator – Kevin Wayne Johnson

12:20 – 12:30  Main Stage

12:30 – 12:55  Lunch Round Tables

1:00 – 1:10      Main Stage

1:10 – 1:55      Panels
Book Editors
Periodical Editors

1:55 – 2:10      Breakouts

2:15 – 3:05      Workshop 3 (Click here for descriptions)
Is Ghostwriting for You? – Twila Belk
Excellence in Writing: Four Painful Steps – Tim Riter
Researching Historical Fiction: Writing a Window Into Another World – Lynn Dean & Gail Kittleson
Live a Page-Turner, Leave a Legacy, Write Your Story: An Introduction to Legacy Writing – Robin Grunder
The Heart of Inspirational Romance – Susan Baganz
How to Get Published – Guaranteed – Dr. James Hanak
Cover Design and Creation – Daniel Mawhinney
How to Sell Yourself – Thomas Umstattd Jr.
Paying to Play: Prioritizing Your Marketing Budget – Michele Chynoweth

3:10 – 3:15     Main Stage

3:15 – 4:15     Continuing Sessions, Part 4 (Click here for descriptions)
Authentic Writing that Changes Lives – Peter Lundell, D.Miss.
Exploring the Art of Fiction – DiAnn Mills
Think Like a Publisher: Self-Publishing Made Simple – Scoti Domeij
Writing for Magazines – Sherri Langton
The #1 Way to Grow a Rock-Solid Platform: Serve Your Audience – Patricia Durgin
How to Write Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir – Dr. Craig von Buseck
Develop a Unique Marketing Plan – Karen Whiting
Writing for Children Ages 3 through 12 – Pam Halter
The Christian Communicator – Kevin Wayne Johnson

4:15 – 4:30    Main Stage

4:30 – 5:10    Critique Groups

5:15 – 6:05    Workshop 4 (Click here for descriptions)
How to Be a Great Radio/Podcast Guest – Tez Brooks
Journalistic Techniques in Christian Writing – David Fessenden
Backstory Blowout – Rowena Kuo
Write for Guideposts Devotional Books – Sandy Kirby Quandt
Equip, Engage, and Empower Children to Stand Against the Culture Clash – Joan Benson & Marjorie Wingert
What Editors Wish Writers Knew – Jeanette Littleton
Best Publishing Plan for You? – Catherine Lawton
Using Media in Speaking – Karen Porter
Sell Your Book Without a Platform – Amy Deardon


6:15 – 6:30    Main Stage

6:30 – 6:55    Dinner Round Tables

7:00 – 9:00    Evening Program
Worship, prayer
Keynote, What’s Holding You Back? – Twila Belk

9:15               Prayer Fellowship
 

 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

9:45 – 11:00    Welcome, Worship, and Prayer
                          Beatrice
                           Keynote

11:00 – 11:10   Breakouts

11:15 – 12:15   Continuing Sessions, Part 5 (Click here for descriptions)
Authentic Writing that Changes Lives – Peter Lundell, D.Miss.
Exploring the Art of Fiction – DiAnn Mills
Think Like a Publisher: Self-Publishing Made Simple – Scoti Domeij
Writing for Magazines – Sherri Langton
The #1 Way to Grow a Rock-Solid Platform: Serve Your Audience – Patricia Durgin
How to Write Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir – Dr. Craig von Buseck
Develop a Unique Marketing Plan – Karen Whiting
Writing for Children Ages 3 through 12 – Pam Halter
The Christian Communicator – Kevin Wayne Johnson

12:20 – 12:30  Main Stage

12:30 – 12:55  Lunch Round Tables

1:00 – 1:10      Main Stage

1:10 – 1:55      Panels – Will They Read On?

2:00 – 2:50      Workshop 5 (Click here for descriptions)
Co-Authoring: 1st Hand Experience – Susan Baganz & DeeDee Lake
Write to Evoke and Provoke – Catherine Lawton
When Setting Becomes a Character – Gail Kittleson
Writing Devos – Twila Belk

How to Make Sure Your Picture Book is Better than AI – Mariane Hering
Start Selling Now with Small Assisgnments - Terry Whalin – Unable to be with us

Formatting Your Book – Daniel Mawhinney
Reaching Women - Linda Evans Shepherd
Your Platform May be Bigger than You Think - David Fessenden

2:55 – 3:00     Main Stage

3:00 – 3:40     Critique Groups

3:45 – 4:35     Workshop 6 (Click here for descriptions)   

How Poetry Improves Prose – Tim Riter
Subplot Sanity – Amy Deardon
The 21 Elements of a Great Nonfiction Book – Tez Brooks
Teens in a Class All Their Own – Jeanette Littleton
From Conference to Contract: Turning Your One Sheet into a Stellar Proposal – Michelle Lazurek
The Art of the Hook: Crafting Irresistible Back Cover Copy – Michael Klassen
Maximize Your Book Table – George Porter CANCELLED
Effective and Economical Ways to Market Your Book - Larry Carpenter & Shane Crabtree

4:45 – 6:00    Main Stage
Worship
Awards
Keynote, Equipped to Win – Louise L. Looney
Closing Challenge