2013 Boot Camp Schedule
at a Glance
**Please note class times and titles are subject to change without notice. Check this page frequently for updates.
Friday Early Bird
3:30-4:15 – Writing Big in a Little Space – Edie Melson
Learn how to be a copywriter. Follow the yellow brick road to publication and money.
4:15-5:00– Stressed Out? Chillax! Preparing Your Day to Build a Platform to Speak Out – Scott McCausey
Step into new venues. Expand your network. Learn to ask for the interview.
6:45 – Welcome
Pits or Seeds – What Do You Plant? – Cindy Sproles
7:45 – Your Writing Career and its Longevity (Keynote)
9:30 – Meeting the Soldiers (Snacks)
7:30-8:30 – Breakfast
9:00-9:45- A Platform is NOT a Pair of Shoes (Infantry) – Vonda Skelton
You hear about it, wonder where it comes from and how to get it. Steps to build a
On the Clock (Officer) – Mike Dellosso
Serious writers punch the clock. How to manage your time as a full-time writer.
10:00-10:45 What’s the Big Idea? (Infantry) – Yvonne Lehman
You will discover into which genre your idea or work-in-progress fits. There is a
process to finding and developing your ideas and it happens in the first few pages.
Point at Who? Point of View! (Officer) – Ann Tatlock
Choosing correct POV is essential to storytelling. Learn how to be in your characters’ heads–without head hopping!
11:00-11:45 - I’m a SOCIALite (Infantry) – Edie Melson
Learn the basics of Hooting, Tweeting and Facing.
Devote a Little Time (Officer) – Cindy Sproles
Digging deeper into writing effective and touching devotions.
1:30-2:15Keeping the Pace (Infantry) – Mike Dellosso
The saying “A body in motion stays in motion” applies to fiction to. Learn to keep the pace moving and hold your reader tight.
Small Isn’t So Bad (Officer) – Eddie Jones
Is a small press right for you? Discover the questions and answers to contracting with a smaller house.
2:30-3:15 Suessology – (Infantry) Terri Kelly
Discover how giants like Dr. Suess developed their writing style and how you can
Murder of a Manuscript – Andrea Merrell (Officer) – Defensive editing to prevent editorial murder of your manuscript.
3:30-4:15 Your Social Media Report Card –(Officer) – Edie Melson
Advanced social media and how to make it work at maximum speed.
How to Have Magazine Editors Calling YOU! – (Officer) – Vonda Skelton - Learn the tricks and clicks to make magazine editors sit up and take notice.
6:45-7:30 Me First – (Infantry) – Diana Flegal
What catches the eye of an agent or publisher? Learn what you can do in the first page to make a true impression.
Finding Your Story – (Officer) – Lori Marett
Get first hand, the insight on how and if your story can become a film. What to look for to help transform your story into a script.
7:45 Keynote – Vonda Skelton
9:00 Networking and Snacks
8:00 – 8:45 Worship
9:45 – 10:15 State of the Ministry – Eddie Jones
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote
11:30-1 Marching Orders