Monday, May 4, 2015
Write Coach Workshops
Join us for your choice of workshops to either prepare for the upcoming annual Renewal conference or learn new skills.
Do You Have Your One Sheet Done? Designing One Sheets by novelist Kim Vandel
One sheets are a powerful tool for pitching your book to an agent or editor. Learn what goes on a one sheet and how to create a one sheet that will effectively communicate your book concept.
About Kim Vandel
Kim is the Publicity Coordinator for NCWA and an author with a love for graphic art. Her designs reached the finals of the Mile High Scribes One Sheet Contest two years in a row. You can learn more about Kim and her debut YA novel Into the Fire at kimvandel.com.
Pitching: Home Run or Strike Out facilitated by novelist and Genesis winner Kathleen Freeman.
Curve balls, fast balls, screw balls... Pitching to an editor or agent can be confusing and difficult to master. What do you say? How do you act? As with baseball, there are tips we can learn from the pros, and minor league pitchers, as well. So relax, step up to the mound, feel the ball in your hand, and get ready for the pitch.
About Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen has been pitching for so long that her elbow has tendonitis and she has to do physical therapy to keep her shoulder from popping. One of her first pitches to Chip MacGregor was more years ago than she cares to count. How did it go? Mistakes were made, but it was a learning experience. Years later, she still pitches with a varying degree of success, and the embarrassing stories are piling up.
Kathleen writes regular Maddie Science interviews for Clubhouse Magazine, won the Genesis Contest a couple years back, and has semi-finaled in a few contests with five different stories. No doubt, she flabbergasts editors and agents with her ability to try again, aka stubbornness. Over the years, she has picked up some pitching tricks and tips to share.
"Book Trailers & Author/Speaker Videos: No Subtitle Needed" by video professional Paul Cranefield
A founder of two successful entertainment production companies, Paul Cranefield has produced and directed projects featuring New York Times Best Selling authors, international non-profit organizations, and nationally acclaimed musical acts. His award-winning work has been seen on national television programs, local news stations, the world-wide web, film festivals, and at countless local and regional events.
In today's market, if you want to promote your blog, novel, non-fiction book, or latest screenplay, you have to create an engaging video that reflects your own storytelling passion and style. But there's more to it than just "making" a video. Your trailer, promotional video, blog, or author introduction needs to be dynamic! It must propel you above the myriad of writers all striving to get noticed by publishers, public speaking venues, media outlets, and readers. This workshop will teach you how you can keep your videos from looking amateurish.
Devotional: Lloyd Johnson, “Conflict in Writing Life”
Christian Writer's Coach: Sonja Anderson, "Choosing your Next Project: A Cautionary Exercise"