Class Schedule for Superstars Writing Seminars

So much stuff! So many great speakers and panelists—it was almost impossible to cram everything into only three intensive days for the 2014 Superstars Writing Seminar.  Here is our class schedule, a mix of lectures and panels, and all vital nuts-and-bolts information for any writer who wants to kick a career into high gear.

Still a few slots left if you want to sign up. Prices increase on January 15!  Superstars Writing Seminar.


8:00     Intro/opening
8:30     The Popcorn Theory of Success (Kevin J. Anderson)
9:30     It’s Business—How Publishing Economics Works (Eric Flint)
10:30   Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property (Scott Boone)

11:30—1 LUNCH

1:00     Making Money in Hollywood (David Farland)
2:00     Collaboration—Two Heads Are Better Than One (Kevin, Rebecca Moesta, James Owen)
3:00     The YA Market: They Grow Up So Fast! (Lisa Mangum)
4:00     Dirty Secrets of Being a Professional Author (Kevin and Rebecca)
4:45     Open Q&A:  James, Dave, Lisa, Eric

6:00 MIXER

FRIDAY (Feb 7)

8:00     Changes in Publishing: the New York Perspective (Diana Gill)
9:00     Ebooks and Indie Publishing (Mark Lefebvre)
10:00   Different Paths: Traditional, Indie, or Hybrid Writer? (Dave, Kevin, James, Eric, Mark (M))
11:00   ACX: Do It Yourself Audio (Terry Odell)

11:30—1 LUNCH

1:00     Cracking the Code: What Is an Editor Looking for? (Diana, Lisa, Kevin (M), Christine Munroe)
2:00     Dissecting a Contract (Eric)
3:00     By the Numbers: Marketing Research (Jeff Brazell)
4:00     Drawing out the Dragons (James)
4:45     Open Q&A: Diana, Mark, Dave, Kevin



8:00     From Newbie to the Bestseller Lists (Brandon Sanderson)
9:00     The Importance of an Editor (Diana, Rebecca, Joshua Essoe (M), Lisa)
10:00   The Role of Agents: Do You Still Need One? (Christine, Brandon, Diana)
11:00   Self-Promotion and Tribe Building for Authors (James (M), Kevin, Dave, Brandon)

Noon—1:30 LUNCH

1:30     When Writing Is a Pain: Ergonomics (Rebecca)
2:00     In the Trenches with Indie Writers (Terry Odell, Doug Dandridge, Quincy Allen, Mark Lefebvre, Peter Wacks (M))
3:00     11 Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity (Kevin)
4:00     Being a Writer and a Real Person at the Same Time (ALL)
4:45     Open Q&A—all

(We may still tweak this a little.)