Panel: Saturday 5:30 pm - Geek Out! Whether you are a science fiction and fantasy fan or an aspiring writer yourself, this panel is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Join science fiction and fantasy authors for a discussion on all things wondrous and weird. Where do these writers find inspiration? How do they bring authenticity into the fictional worlds they create? Would they rather fight zombies, aliens, or dragons? Pick their brains about everything from writing habits to fan fiction, and hopefully learn a thing or two about good storytelling.
Presentation: Saturday 8:30 pm - Kick Your Scene into Action! As writers, we often visualize our action scenes as if they were on the big screen. But how do we translate the heart pounding, edge-of-the-seat, adrenaline rush that we get from watching a scene to the pages of our books? Whether you're crafting a fight scene or a spaceship battle, these tips will help bring intensity to your scene and keep your readers turning the pages.
I'll be presenting four programs at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writer's Conference!
Editing: Soup to Nuts
For many authors, the editing process is a daunting one. But a well edited manuscript can mean the difference between a book that’s ready for the world and a document that sits in a drawer collecting dust. Let’s talk about the different parts of the editing process, and how to successfully find and work with an editor. We’ll then spend some time discussing the goals of a developmental edit, and share techniques that will help make the editing process efficient, effective, and satisfying.
So You Want to Be an Indie Author?
Independent publishing is no longer a path of last resort. For many authors, it’s a business decision, and an exciting one at that. As an independent author, you will be responsible for your story content, your brand and platform, and your marketing and sales. What makes a successful indie? For whom is this a viable choice? Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this path to publishing, and consider what your first year as and indie author might look like
It’s a Marathon not a Sprint: Long-Range Marketing Strategies for Indie Authors
Indie authors have to think beyond their book’s release in order to implement an effective marketing and sales strategy. From platform-building to pre-orders, from back-lists to book tours, let’s talk best practices and creative strategy for getting your book into readers’ hands.
Balancing the Busy: A Crash Course on Time Management for Indie Authors
As Indies, we’re responsible for all aspects of our project, from the first word on the page to a marketing and sales plan, and everything in between. Some of us are balancing family life and a day job as well! How do we stay productive, healthy, and inspired amidst all the busyness? How can we maximize our time and make sure we’re attending to our priorities first? Let’s talk about time management in a guilt-free, supportive environment
On Thursday, March 30, at 6:30pm, come spend an evening with local author Tabitha Lord, as she shares excerpts of her work, Horizon at this Spoken Word Event.
Tabitha Lord will be available to sign books and have lengthy conversations about the logistics of space travel and telepathic farming. Come visit her and her fellow RI authors! Tabitha will also be taking part in the 11 am panel discussion.
10% discount on tickets by using the discount code ART007 for friends, family, and fans!
Meet the regional author community for signings, sales, and conversation.