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OCLS Writers Conference

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Make 2020 the year you finish and publish a novel. The OCLS Writers Conference will provide the tools and knowledge you need to reach your writing and publishing goals this year. Authors and publishing professionals will teach workshops on both craft and business topics.

Space is limited; registration required. Register via the ticket link above or call 407.835.7323.

10 a.m. – Session 1
• Understanding the Scene: The Engine of Your Story by Janice Hardy
• Graphics, Social Media, and Privacy by Heather Smith
• Crisp Prose by Arielle Haughee
• Free Headshots, provided by the Melrose Center

11 a.m. – Session 2
• Mastering Your Descriptions in Prose
by Racquel Henry
• Tax Tips for Writers by Ellen Gordon
• Novel Technology by Alli Martin
• Free Headshots, provided by the Melrose Center

12 p.m. – Session 3
• Debunking the Myths and Avoiding Potential Mistakes by Elle E. Ire and Jose Iriarte
• A New Perspective on Viewpoint by Kristen Stieffel
• Time Ninja Tricks for Writers by Kerry Evelyn

1 p.m. – Session 4
• Romance 101 by Kait Ballenger
• Publishing Science Fiction Short Stories by Mari Ness
• Finding Your Poetry Audience by Peter Gordon

2 p.m. – Session 5
• He Said, She Said: How to Punch Up Your Dialogue by Erik Deckers
• Structuring Your Novel by Caitlin Lochner
• Types of Research – How Fact Inspires Fiction by Valerie Willis

3 p.m. – Session 6
• The Query Process: Jennie Jarvis, Leslie Salas, JC Welker, Larissa Hardesty
• Learn to Love Your Garbage Draft by Maria Mora
• Author Swag by Jennifer Morris

4 p.m. – Session 7
• Self Editing by Kaitlyn Johnson
• Emotional Storytelling by Micah Dean Hicks
• Adding Action to Your Story by Laura E. Perez


January 25
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Orange County Public Library
5049 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32810 United States
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