- Alexandra Sokoloff Master Class – Screenwriting Tricks for Authors
- Reed Farrell Coleman Master Class
- Planners, note pads or post it notes. How do you plot out your writing schedule?
- How to get the most out of this conference
- How do you create complex female characters?
- Past, Present, Future: What worked, didn’t work and what are you going to change in your writing life?
- One, Three or many? Standalone, trilogy, and series. How do you decide?
- Is Your novel ready to market?
- Plotter or Pantser? Why?
- Music, Quiet or TV? What keeps you motivated while writing?
- How do writers improve their dialogue?
- Alternatives to Social Media Marketing
- Creating Speculative Fiction: Cerese Rennie Murphy
- Promotion, Sales or reviews? Lessons learned from the front lines
- Library talk: Get insight from a librarian on how to get into the ‘system’
- Cover design. What do fans like to see (audience participation)
- Psychologist, police officer or journalist. Bringing real jobs into fiction.
- Humor – What Is and Isn’t
- Problems All Writers Face
- Suspense, Action or Conflict? The prime elements of a thriller / mystery
- Writing Outside the Box: Crossing Genre Lines to Tell Your Story
- Young and Clean YA/New Adult
- First Timer’s Panel
- Violence in Genre Fiction: What’s the secret of writing a great fight scene?
- One star, Five stars or blacklisted? The effects of reviews
- Playful, Rude or Stern? How dialogue affects thrillers and mysteries.
- Super Fans; what are they and how do you get them?
- Villains manufactured by circumstance or born that way?
- Unusual Amateur Sleuths
- Meet your fans. Authors talk about meeting fans for the first time.
- Fan Mail
- Dressing to the nine’s. How does dress play a part in your story?
- What’s in a name? How to handle character names that are hard to pronounce.
- Should popular fiction have a social conscience? If so, how to work it in and not preach.
- Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal or Code Black. Which of these shows gets it right every time?