TWA 2017 Conference Schedule

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Room 214

Room 205

8:30-8:50 am

Opening Remarks

9-9:50 am

Writing the Young Adult Novel

Authorship as Entrepreneurship: Writing as a Career

The Storytelling Element: Enhance Your Writing with Storytelling Techniques

10-10:50 am

Want to be a Best-Seller? It's All About the Influence!

Authorship as Entrepreneurship: Writing as a Career

How to Get Reviews

11 am-11:50 am

Nuts and Bolts of Marketing Deborah Malone

Formatting Your Book: When you want to Self Publish Donna Meredith

Autobiography in a Nutshell Katya Sabaroff Taylor

12-12:50 pm

Keynote Lunch: The Successful National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Experience) - How Jess wrote a book in 30 days and got a 20-book deal with Simon and Schuster Jessica Burkhart

1-1:50 pm

Browse the Bookstore Network and Mingle

Deep Characterizations Using Meyers-Briggs Personality Types Andrea Wenger

How to Get Your Book Found: What Every Self Publisher Needs to Know Donna Meredith

2-2:50 pm

Agent 101 - How to get an Agent Jessica Ashley

Mystery Writing 101 Deborah Malone

Moving Words: Films Videos, and Digital Essays Ned Stuckey-French

3-3:50 pm

Changes in Latitude: Embrace Change to Cure Common Writing Problems Vic DiGenti

Strategies for Simplifying your Writing Andrea Wenger

Using Scrivener Effectively MJ Carlson

4-4:50 pm

The Suspense is Killing Me Vic DiGenti

Browse the Bookstore Network and Mingle

An Essayist's Guide to Family Life Ned Stuckey-French

5-5:50 pm


6-7 pm

Keynote Dinner: Power of Passion and Connection - How writers can (and ARE) changing the world with their words Shari Stauch



7-7:50 pm

Members Mingle and Network



Dinner and Keynote Address: $30 per person Editor Appointment: $30 Agent Appointment: $30 Join or renew your membership BEFORE registering to qualify for member discounts. Register Here ! Note: The deadline for participants to submit pages for editing is March 17, 2017 - twelve pages (including cover page) for $30, payable to the editor - through TWC registration page.


Each year we present the TWA Conference. Our conference this year is held at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center, in Tallahassee. As we come upon each new conference, we will update you with the exciting news.

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