Schedule

Schedule

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

 

4:00 – 7:00: Registration Opens

You must have your name tag to enter the conference hall.

 

5:00 – 7:00: Cocktail Hour

Join the planning committee and fellow 10 Minute Novelists for a free social drink and conversation. This is your chance to meet new and old friends face-to-face, share some laughs, and make some new memories!

7:00 – 7:15: Welcome

Our Master of Ceremonies Ian McAllister officially kicks off 10MINCON2018!

 

7:15 – 8:00 Opening Presentation

Katharine Grubb Small Things Brought Together

 

8:00-9:30: Keynote Address

James Scott Bell

“James Scott Bell taught me the basic structure of a story through his books and teaching. On that firm foundation, any story can be built.” – Robin Patchen

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

 

8:30-8:45: Morning Greeting Ian McAllister

 

8:45-10:15: Workshop

Donald Maass The Fire in Fiction, Part 1

New York literary agent Donald Maass reveals how master, contemporary novelists make every book great—and how participants can use the techniques of greatness in their current manuscripts. This is an intensive, hands-on workshop for advanced fiction writers.  Participants should bring a WIP and writing materials.

 

10:15-10:30: Break

 

10:30-12:00: Workshop

Donald Maass The Fire in Fiction, Part 2

 

12:00-1:00: Boxed Lunch

 

1:00-2:00: First Page Critiques

Rachelle Shaw, Sandy Stuckless, Sarah Wright

Ever wonder how an editor does their thing? Come listen to our panel of editors work their magic on samples submitted by our guests!

 

2:00-3:30: Workshop

Donald Maass The Fire in Fiction, Part 3

 

3:30-3:45: Break

 

3:45-5:15: Workshop

Donald Maass The Fire in Fiction, Part 4

 

5:15-8:00: Dinner break

If you’d like to meet new people over a meal, sign-ups for the dine-around at local restaurants will be at the registration desk. Please sign up before/during lunch so we can make reservations.

 

8:00-9:30: Workshop

Donald Maass The Fire in Fiction, Part 5

 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

 

7:00-8:45: Complimentary breakfast for Embassy Guests

 

8:30-8:45: Morning Greeting

Ian McAllister

 

8:45-10:15: Workshop

Janice Hardy Planning Your Novel in Ten Easy Steps

 

10:15-10:30 Break

 

10:30-11:30: Workshop

Janice Hardy Revision Readiness: How to Revise

 

11:30-12:30 Lunch

Boxed lunch in the Embassy Suites

 

12:30-1:30: First Page Crits-Day 2

Rachelle Shaw, Sandy Stuckless, Sarah Wright

Come to listen to our panel of editors work their magic on samples submitted by our guests!

 

1:30-2:00 Final Presentation

Katharine Grubb, What’s Next for 10 Minute Novelists?

 

2:00-3:00 #AuthorHappiness

Open Mic for short testimonials.