The AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Prairie du Chien, WI will be the destination for Mississippi River Writers Conference on May 3, 2014.
The conference will be held from 9-4 p.m. and is an opportunity for both published and unpublished writers to network and gather information about their craft. The keynote speaker is award-winning fiction/non-fiction author, Kim Sigafus. She will be speaking on how writers can take back the power of the printing press and why they should.
Conference topics include:
- Critical formula for successful storytelling in books and movies
- eBook publishing
Anthony Wedgeworth will be teaching each step of the critical formula, which will include a breakdown of key elements which are utilized in blockbusters on the screen and on the shelves. This exciting and interactive presentation includes the entire process of story planning & outlining, character development & back story, emotional pacing & teasers, and plot & subplot threads.
Lyle Ernst will present the many different reasons and ways to write your memoir. He will include samples and suggestions and ask everyone to join in the fun of writing a six-word memoir.
I will be presenting on eBook publishing and will be available throughout the conference to answer questions.
Lori Perkins of Total Printing Systems of IL will be in attendance to answer any questions writers may have on self-printing costs.
McIver Publishing will also be there to answer any questions on team self-publishing versus traditional publishing.
A writing contest for registered participants is being held for a great prize which will be awarded at the conference. A catered lunch is included in the conference fee.
Registration deadline is April 25th. For more information and to register visit the Mississippi River Writers website or call (815) 297-2293.
If you aren’t sure attending a conference is right for you. Let me give you a few more reasons. Follow this link to an earlier post from yours truly. The energy I feel leaving a conference is amazing. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for a day.