Register by August 9, 2018!

The Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists is pleased to announce the first ever conference for 10 Minute Novelists. For two glorious days in August 2018, we hope to uphold our collaborative, supportive atmosphere at an accessible and affordable event, filled with fun activities, social networking, and learning experiences for everyone. 

OUR SPEAKERS INCLUDE Donald Maass, James Scott Bell, Janice Hardy and Katharine Grubb. 

What will Donald Maass be speaking about? Click here to find out!


We have a limited number of partial tickets: Friday/Saturday only, AND Saturday only. A box lunch is included in both days.

THIS TICKET IS THE FINAL COST FOR THE CONFERENCE. Your hotel accommodations are NOT included in this price. Please bear in mind that guests of the Embassy Suites will receive a free buffet breakfast each morning of the conference and a free cocktail/snack hour each evening.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. They are, however, transferable to other 10 Minute Novelist Members. If you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend, please contact Katharine Grubb about transfer options.

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What To Expect from Donald Maass at 10MinCon

The first ever 10 Minute Novelists Writing Conference is proud to host Donald Maass, all day, Friday, August 10, 2018, at the Embassy Suites, in Cincinnati, OH.

What our attendees are going to hear that day will change their writing forever!

Mr. Maass will be spending the day speaking from his book The Fire in Fiction.  He will address multiple aspects of novel writing, from the characters to the setting, to the plot, analyzing each piece carefully, demonstrating what can grip the reader the most.

Are you really satisfied with your opening pages? Mr. Maass will point out common errors, explain what kinds of protagonists are the strongest, and how to make them alive for your reader.

As the book progresses, Maass will delve into conflicts. He will challenge authors to really dig deep into the drives of their protagonists, create complex inner conflicts, and reveal their hearts.

Additionally, Maass will address the antagonist. Through examples, he will reveal common mistakes writers make with their antagonists and challenge authors to make them richer, sympathetic, and engaging.

By the end of the day, the participants will have addressed:

  • Three kinds of protagonists that appeal most to readers
  • How to build rich characters
  • Intriguing antagonists
  • Scene-sculpting for maximum tension
  • World-building
  • The development of the narrative voice
  • Creating an attractive reality for the reader
  • Increasing tension in every scene
  • The significance of stories for humankind
  • And how to tell a story with new passions.

This day-long seminar will be intense, but the advice Mr. Maass will give could make the difference between a mediocre one and a great one.

If your manuscript needs help (and whose doesn’t it?) You can’t find a better opportunity than this to learn what to do to fix it.

Join us! Click here to register!