Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The American Night Writers Association is hosting its 21st Annual Writers Conference:
Time Out for Writers
at the Phoenix East / Mesa Hilton Hotel on February 21-23, 2013. Registration for this national writers conference is open to the public: authors, writers - whether novice or published, and students, professors and teachers.
Nationally recognized presenters, including NY Times best-selling authors, agents, editors and publishers teach the classes.
  • Dr. James Blasingame - a professor of young adult literature at Arizona State University.
  • Erzsi Deak - founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio
  • Dave Eaton - marketing consultant
  • Lynn Gardner - author
  • Kathryn Jenkins Gordon - managing editor at Covenant Communications
  • Jennifer Griffith - author
  • Leslie Householder - best-selling author
  • Heather B. Moore - award-winning author
  • Angela Morrison - award-winning author
  • Evan Neil - screenwriter
  • James Owen - best-selling author
  • Lara Perkins - Assistant Agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • Aprilynne Pike - best-selling author
  • Janette Rallison - award-winning author and ANWA Executive President.
  • Chris Schoebinger - editor at Shadow Mountain Publishing
  • Marsha Ward - award-winning author and Founder of ANWA
  • Stacy Whitman - editor at Tu Publishing
  • Classes
    - 36 classes to choose from for all stages, genres, and platforms! More titles are posted periodically on our web site.
    • "Can You Hear Me Now? Dialogue That Speaks Volumes About Your Characters and Pushes Your Plot Forward"
    • "Your Online Path to a Bestseller: Online Marketing Essentials
    • "The How's, Where's and Why's of Research"
    • "Creating Characters You Love - Or Hate!"
    • "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Writers Make"
    • "The 10 Biggest Mistakes in Querying an Agent"
    • "Archetypes, not Stereotypes: Nailing Down Your Main Characters"
    • "Self-Published? How to earn a 6-figure Income Giving Your Book Away for Free"
    • "Historical Fiction: One Genre That Is Here to Stay"
    • "Life After the First Draft: Steps to Self-Editing"
    • "Write from your Inner Truth"
    • "Free Verse Poetry: A Secret Weapon for Improving your Prose"
    • "Designing a Winning Screenplay"
    • "Worldbuilding: The Invisible Foundation"
    • "Make Your Romance Writing Sellable"
    • "The 5 Things You Should Know Before Submitting Your Manuscript to a Publisher"
  • Workshops - Critique Camp, Query Letters and Pitch Workshops on Thursday night taught by New York Times Best-Selling Author Aprilynne Pike.
This is the best and the "most for your money" conference in Arizona. For more information contact: communications@anwa-lds.com

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