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Bestselling Tips from Historical to Young Adult
OCC/RWA Chapter Meeting: Saturday, September 8, 2012 Doors open @ 9 a.m.
Ask-an-Author: Laura Drake Author First Chapter Critique: Laura Drake
MORNING SESSION: SHERRY THOMAS
â€œSubtext: Not Just Another BuzzWord/Query Workshopâ€
Thomas burst onto the scene with PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS, a Publisher Weekly Best Book of 2008. Her sophomore book, DELICIOUS, is a Library Journal Best Romance of 2008. Her next two books, NOT QUITE A HUSBAND and HIS AT NIGHT, are back-to-back winners of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITAÂ® Award for Best Historical Romance in 2010 and 2011. Lisa Kleypas calls her “the most powerfully original historical romance author working today.”
In an age where everything from video games to social media compete for teensâ€™ attention, how do we get them to sit down and read a book? Award winning young-adult author Neal Shusterman discusses the craft of writing meaningful stories for kids and teens, and the challenge of keeping them interested in the written word.
â€œDeep Story Structure & Techniquesâ€ with CAROL HUGHES
What do Nora Roberts, Stephen King, George Lucas (STAR WARS), Stephen Spielberg (E.T.), Terry Russo (SHREK/PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), James Cameron (TITANIC/AVATAR) know about writing that makes them the mega stars that they are? Are you interested in learning the secret techniques that each of these mega stars has in common? Itâ€™s not as hard as you think â€“ not if you know the simple-to-master writing secrets that they know and havenâ€™t shared with you.