Besides getting ready to move across the country, I've been busy preparing a webinar presentation for an exciting cyber symposium to be held April 11 & 12, which offers 8 excellent topics of interest to editors, writers, and self-publishers.
I think virtual conferences, which are showing up everywhere, are a win-win situation for everyone. Presenters and attendees alike save a LOT of money by avoiding booking flights or driving long distances, as well as on hotel and restaurant expenses. And we all get to participate from the comfort of our own homes!
8 Topics to choose from:
"Sentences with Style" by Frances Peck, "Spark up Your Story - Adding Tension, Suspense, & Intrigue" by Jodie Renner, "Write Your Way with Scrivener" by Gwen Hernandez, "Demystifying Self-Publishing" by Tammara Kennelly, "Adobe Acrobat X for the Wordsmith" by Donna Baker, "Beyond the Early Drafts: What Makes a Story Unique" by Beth Hill, "Wild about Wildcards in Microsoft Word" by Jack Lyon, and "Getting Started with FreshBooks Cloud Accounting" by Joele Ferreira.
Here's a brief description of my own webinar, on Friday April 11 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am MDT (12:30 to 1:30 EST):
We all know that thrillers and other fast-paced popular fiction need lots of tension, conflict, suspense, and intrigue to grip readers and provide a riveting, satisfying reading experience. But so does any other compelling story that will create a buzz and take off in sales. No matter what genre you write, it’s all about hooking your readers in, engaging them emotionally, and ensuring they keep eagerly turning the pages. Editor and author Jodie Renner presents a checklist of essential elements and effective techniques for ratcheting up the “wow” factor of any novel or short story.
Below is more info on the conference, plus the schedule of events.
Click HERE to go to the symposium website, read more, and sign up for webinars. Scroll down there for all the details.
|9:00 - 10:00 am||Sentences with Style (Frances Peck)|
|10:30 - 11:30 am||Spark Up Your Story: Adding Tension, Suspense & Intrigue (Jodie Renner)|
|1:00 - 2:00 pm||Write Your Way with Scrivener (Gwen Hernandez)|
|2:30 - 3:30 pm||Demystifying Self-Publishing (Tammara Kennelly)|
|6:30 - 11:00 pm||Evening Social Events in Edmonton & Calgary (details below)|
|9:00 - 10:00 am||Adobe Acrobat X for the Wordsmith (Donna Baker)|
|10:30 - 11:30 am||Beyond the Early Drafts: What Makes a Story Unique (Beth Hill)|
|1:00 - 2:00 pm||Wild about Wildcards in Microsoft Word (Jack Lyon)|
|2:30 - 3:30 pm||Getting Started with FreshBooks Cloud Accounting (Joele Ferreira) |