Full schedule for Superstars Writing Seminar

This is our sixth year of the Superstars Writing Seminar, and it is absolutely the most incredible event we’ve ever put together.  19 total speakers, and a range of topics—two tracks in the afternoons!—that will really up your game as a professional author. There’s still time to sign up at http://www.superstarswriting.com.

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THURSDAY

 8:00  Welcome, opening remarks

8:30–9:30  The Popcorn Theory of Success—Kevin J. Anderson

9:30–10:30  Publishing Economics—Eric Flint

10:30–11:30  Editing panel—What Are Editors After?  Toni Weisskopf, Lisa Mangum, Kris Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson

11:30–1:00  NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00–2:00

A (Main Hall) Copyright, Trademark, and IP—Scott Boone
B (Breakout Room) The Young Adult Market—Lisa Mangum, Rebecca Moesta, James Artimus Owen

2:00–3:00

A (Main Hall) Cover Design Basics—Allyson Longuiera
B (Breakout Room) Transmedia: How to Build an IP—David Farland, Todd McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye, James Artimus Owen
Lobby One-on-One Clinic: Kevin J. Anderson (indie book review)

3:00–4:00
A (Main Hall) Agents—Toni Weisskopf, Dean Wesley Smith, Kris Rusch, David Farland
B (Breakout Room) Collaboration: Two Heads Are Better Than One—Todd McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye, Rebecca Moesta, Eric Flint
Lobby Clinic: Lisa Mangum (pitches); Rebecca Moesta (indie books)

4:00–4:45  The Publisher’s Perspective—Toni Weisskopf

4:45–5:30  Open Q&A  Rebecca, Mark Lefebvre, Dean, Dave, Eric

OPENING MIXER/RECEPTION

FRIDAY

 7:30  Eggs Benedict Breakfast with James Owen

8:30–9:30  EBooks and Indie Publishing—Mark Lefebvre

9:30–10:30 The Windup and the Pitch—James Owen, Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mangum, Peter J. Wacks

10:30–11:30  Using Wattpad to Find Your Audience—Ashleigh Gardner

11:30–1:00  NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00–2:00

A (Main Hall) 11 Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity—Kevin J. Anderson
B (Breakout Room) In the Indie Trenches—Rhiannon Paille, Peter J. Wacks, Doug Dandridge, Quincy Allen
Lobby Clinic: Toni Weisskopf (cover letters)

2:00–3:00
A (Main Hall) Indie Workshop: Putting Your Book on Kobo & Wattpad—Mark Lefebvre and Ashleigh Gardner
B (Breakout Room) Basics of Negotiating—Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
Lobby Clinic: Lisa (pitches); Allyson (indie books)

3:00–4:00
A (Main Hall) Audience Analysis—David Farland
B (Breakout Room) Dirty Secrets—Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
Clinic: Toni Weisskopf (cover letters)

4:00–4:45
Drawing out the Dragons—James Artimus Owen

4:45—5:30
Open Q&A  Todd, Kris, Jody, Lisa, Toni

 VIP DINNER at Phantom Canyon

SATURDAY

7:30  Eggs Benedict Breakfast with James Owen

8:30–9:30 How to Work a Convention—Jody Lynn Nye

9:30–10:30  Traditional, Indie, or Hybrid Author?—Todd McCaffrey, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Wesley Smith, Toni Weisskopf, Eric Flint

10:30–11:30 Self Promotion and Tribe Building—James Owen, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Ashleigh Gardner

11:30–1:00  NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00–2:00
A (Main Hall) Myths of Publishing—Rebecca Moesta
B (Breakout Room) Making Money in Hollywood—David Farland
Clinic: Kevin J. Anderson (indie books), Allyson Longuiera (indie books), Lisa Mangum (pitches)

3:00–4:00
A (Main Hall) Market Research: Insider Statistics—Jeff Brazell
B (Breakout Room) Writing for Comics—Lee Allred, Kevin J. Anderson, James Owen
Clinic: Allyson Longuiera (indie books)

3:00–4:00
A (Main Hall) Dissecting a Contract—Eric Flint
B (Breakout Room) The Importance of Having an Editor—Toni Weisskopf, Lisa Mangum, Joshua Essoe, Rebecca Moesta, David Farland
Clinic: Kevin J. Anderson (indie books)

4:00–4:45
Finding the Balance: Being a Writer in the Real World—ALL

4:45—5:30
Final Q&A—ALL

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