Conference

Plotting Characters: Climb Rather Than Fly

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Conference, plotting, writing | 19 comments

Hello all! This summer, I’ll be teaching about plotting at the WIFYR Conference (Writing and Illustrating For Young Readers), which is one of the finest conferences in the country. There are a great many authors who credit their publishing success with having attended this conference. Read more about WIFYR here, and if you can come, I’d love to have you in my class! To give you an idea of the importance of plotting, Becca Birkin, WIFYR assistant, is guest posting today. This is fairly rare for me, so you know this must be a good post!  * * * * * * * What an honor to visit...

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Upcoming Local Events

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Conference, LTUE, Storymakers | 0 comments

There’s a lot coming up over the next few months, and so an update might be in order. If you’re a local, or might consider becoming a local for a few days, here are places to find me! * This weekend, February 9-11, I will be a panelist at the “Life, Universe, and Everything” (LTUE conference at Utah Valley University. The Thursday panel will be about creating conflict, Friday’s panel is called, “You’ve Written Your Book, Now What?” And on Saturday, I’ll be talking about breaking into the market. I’ll also be part of the mass book...

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