Past Highlights

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2011 took the 120 participants on a Passport to Writing. The conference began with a variety of sessions taught by agents, editors, authors and other industry professionals. After enjoying some networking time during the Sky Club Cocktail hour, everyone boarded NCW Air where the flight attendants gave the safety briefing. Dom Testa's keynote address both entertained and motivated everyone. Saturday was packed with sessions, agent/editor pitch sessions and the popular slush-pile reading. 

 

 

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NCW Safety Briefing

 

2011 Conference Schedule

Friday
1:30-2:30 REGISTRATION
ROOMS SALON I SALON II SALON V RAMS ROOM

2:30-3:30

Session 1


Getting the Story

Tim Wiederaenders


How to Build an Effective Platform

Michael Ebeling
Kristina Holmes


Breaking Through Publishing Myths

Rachelle Gardner

 

 

Playing With Cliché

Lisa Zimmerman

3:30-3:45 BREAK

3:45-4:45

Session 2


Writing Winning Entries

Linda Berry


Killer Queries

Sandi Ault


What is This Thing Called Voice

Carol Berg

Book Promotion

John Shors
4:45-5:15 SNACK BREAK

5:15-6:15

Session 3


How to Make Self-Publishing a Successful Endeavor

Justin Matott


Agent/Editor Panel

Rachelle Gardner
Mike Nappa
Kelly Sonnack
Michael Ebeling
Kristina Holmes


Basics of Narrative NonFiction


Greg Campbell


Back Matter Matters

Natasha Wing

 

6:15-7:00 Sky Club COCKTAIL HOUR
7:00-8:30
 

Dinner and Keynote Speaker

 
 

Dom Testa

8:30-10:00
Red Carpet Club Networking Event

Cash Bar

Saturday
7:30-8:30am

Sit down meal. Breakfast served at 7:45

Chilled Orange Juice
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Bacon
Breakfast Potato and Broiled Tomato
Assorted Pastry and Muffin Basket
Coffee Service

Agent/Editor Pitch Sessions are from 9:00-12:00
RAMS ROOM

ROOMS SALON I SALON II SALON V GREEN & GOLD

8:30-9:30

Session 4


Small Presses

Sarah J. Freese


First 100 Words

Sandi Ault


The Changing Landscape of Book Promotion

Kalen Landow

From Pixels To Profits

Brian Schwartz

9:30-9:45 BREAK

9:45-10:45

Session 5

School Visits

Justin Matott

 


Getting Paid for Your Work

Greg Campbell

 


Goddess of Fiction

Linda Berry

Creating a Sense of Place

John Shors

10:45-11:00  BREAK

11:00-12:00

Session


Evolution of a Writer

Tim Wiederaenders


Flash Fiction

Sara J. Freese


Unforgettable Characters

Carol Berg

 

Navigating Twitter

Kalen Landow

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH 

1:00-2:00

Session7


Sh*t My Editor Says

Mike Nappa


Author Panel

Natasha Wing
John Shors
Carol Berg


Fun With Fairy Tale Characters

Lisa Zimmerman

 

How to Avoid Making Childish
Mistakes When Writing for Children

Kelly Sonnack

2:00-2:15 BREAK

2:15-3:15


Session 8


Query Critiques

Sandi Ault
Greg Campbell


Agents/Editors Read the Slush Pile
Rachelle Gardner
Mike Nappa

 

Agents/Editors Read the Slush Pile
Spring Lea
Kelly Sonnack

3:15-4:30
Closing Keynote: Diane Sieg
Finding Your Writing Voice

Dessert and Door Prizes