Tentative Schedule

Friday, September 19

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Intro and Keynote:
“Forward Momentum”
Dennis E. Hensley
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Shark Tank Proposal Panel
9:15 – 9:45 p.m. Reception

Saturday, September 20

7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Devotions Dennis E. Hensley
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. General Session:
“Hugging Readers with Our Words”
Cec Murphey
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Class #1: Fiction or Nonfiction
(F) “The Nine Basic Plots and
How to Make Them Work for You”
Dennis E. Hensley
(NF) “The Fastest Way to Plan and
Write Your Book”
David Sluka
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Class #2: Fiction or Nonfiction
(F) “Creating Unforgettable
Three-Dimensional Characters”
Dennis E. Hensley
(NF) “Tell Me a Good Story” Cec Murphey
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Class #3: Fiction or Nonfiction
(F) “Thick-Skinned Manuscript Clinic” Jerry Jenkins
(NF) “From Ordinary to Excellent” Cec Murphey
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (included with conference)
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Class #4: Publishing or Marketing
(P) “Traditional v. Self-Publishing:
Which Is Right for Me?”
Andrew Mackay
(M) “Book Promotion Basics” Gunnar Simonsen
Shawn Kuhn
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Class #5: Publishing or Marketing
(P) “Becoming an Author Entrepreneur” Andrew Mackay
(M) “Crafting Your Message
For Viral Success”
Gunnar Simonsen
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Class #6: Publishing or Marketing
(P) “Hidden Hazards of Self-Publishing” Dave Sheets
(M) “Author Promotion 101:
Rules of Engagement”
Suzanne & Shawn Kuhn
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Closing Q&A Panel Jerry B. Jenkins (Moderator)
Panel Members: Dave Sheets
Suzanne Kuhn
Shawn Kuhn
Gunnar Simonsen
David Sluka