We offer four writing workshops that take place in multiple sessions throughout the course of the convention. Three are live, one is pre-recorded with live Q&A following (Playing the Short Game with Douglas Smith)
How to Critique
with Judy McCrosky
This workshop will teach you how to examine a piece of writing analytically, focus on both strengths and weaknesses, and make comments that are constructive.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Plotting an Amazing Story
with Amber Royer
Participants will learn to structure on both the scene and story level, and will work over the course of the weekend to outline a short story.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Writing Amazing Stories: Crafting the First Three Pages
with Richard Dean Starr
A round-table critique workshop focused on the first three pages of your short story or novel.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Playing the Short Game #1: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction (Friday) & Playing the Short Game #2: You Sold a Story! Contracts, Editing, & Reality (Saturday)
With Douglas Smith
Critical advice on how to sell your short stories to professional markets and what to do after it’s published and the reviews start coming.
FIRDAY & SATURDAY
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM