Calendar

Jun
16
Sat
Orlando Editing Seminar @ to be announced
Jun 16 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

How to Edit Your Novel Systematically

A Method for Revising Your Book Like a Pro

Writers know that great writing requires rewriting, editing, and polishing a manuscript to perfection. But writing and editing are two different skills, and writers are seldom taught how to edit. So writers approach editing haphazardly. We think editing means reading our books over and over, fixing mistakes as we see them until there are no more mistakes to find. But it is possible—and very common—to get stuck in an infinite loop of revision, because one never knows when one is finished.

I struggled with this as a writer, but when I trained to be an editor, I learned a systematic method of editing that allows editors to work through a manuscript efficiently and with sure knowledge about when the job is done.

Once the venue is confirmed, we’ll update this event with more details.

Jun
21
Thu
SoCal Christian Writers Conference @ Biola University
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

This Christian writers conference includes several continuing tracks, plus afternoon workshops and meetings with faculty members. A teen track is offered, and teens get a 30 percent discount on their registration.

Keynote speakers: Mary Demuth and Liz Tolsma

Kristen will be teaching two classes:
Satisfying Endings: A Crucial but Overlooked Element of Great Fiction and
Unventing Language: Use Real Languages to Inspire Your Fiction

Oct
18
Thu
17th Annual Florida Writers Conference @ Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

With more than 70 workshops and panels ranging from sessions for beginners to deeper, more interactive workshops, the Florida Writers Conference offers a satisfying and supportive celebration of the writing world in all its infinite variety.

Featured Authors: Linda Fairstein, National Guest of Honor; Heather Graham, Florida Writer of the Year; Peter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate.

Oct
20
Sat
6th Annual Florida Youth Writers Conference @ Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
Oct 20 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

This event for middle school and high school students features a unique series of presentations for young writers:

  • Dynamic Dialogue
  • Writing for Video Games
  • A Passion for Poetry
  • Fight Scenes
  • Exciting Characters

We’ll also have a Q&A with bestselling authors Heather Graham and Linda Fairstein.