Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cyber Symposium for Writers & Editors, April 11 & 12

by Jodie Renner, editor & author

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):

Spark Up Your Story - Adding Tension, Suspense & Intrigue
by Jodie Renner

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.

Editors' Association of Canada - Prairie Provinces Branch (EAC-PPB)
Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE)
Cyber Symposium
PD Event for Editors & Writers
Create your own PD (Professional Development) experience.
There are 8 dynamic webinars to choose from.  
Register for as many webinars as you like. (Note: If you decide to register for 6 or more webinars, be sure to choose the “Full Symposium” rate. It costs the same as 6 individual webinars, and you can take in all 8 webinars.)
Friday, April 11, 2014 – Note: Times are inMountain Daylight Time
9:00 - 10:00 amSentences 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) 

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Note: Times are in “Mountain Daylight Time
9:00 - 10:00 amAdobe Acrobat X for the Wordsmith (Donna Baker)
10:30 - 11:30 amBeyond the Early Drafts: What Makes a Story Unique (Beth Hill)
1:00 - 2:00 pmWild about Wildcards in Microsoft Word (Jack Lyon)
2:30 - 3:30 pmGetting Started with FreshBooks Cloud Accounting (Joele Ferreira) 

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