Conference Schedule - Write on the Sound
Conference Schedule

Download printable session descriptions: pdf2019 WOTS SCHEDULE.pdf


9:30 - 5:00pm
Creating Plots and Characters for Page Turning, High Tension Novels with Robert Dugoni 


1:00 - 4:30pm
How to Think Like a Developmental Editor with Shirin Bridges

I Want to Self Publish. Now What? with Kerrie Flanagan

Fearless Writing Master Class with William Kenower


9:15 - 10:30am
Writing for Your Audience: Middle Grade vs. Young Adult with Shirin Bridges 

Developing Your Story Voice with Scott Driscoll

Bringing Characters to Life with Kerrie Flanagan

Pitches, Queries and Proposals with Carol Levin


10:45am - 12:00pm
The All Important Page One with Alice Boatwright 

The Horror and the Beauty: Publishing a First Book of Poems with Ken Letko

Here Comes Trouble: Conflict & Story Fundamentals with Matthew Sullivan

Help! I Have to Write a Synopsis! with Roberta Trahan


12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH BREAK


1:15 - 2:15pm
KEYNOTE: Dr. Charles R. Johnson


2:45 - 4:00pm
Seven Slippery Sins with Kay Kenyon

Many Voices, Many Visions panel discussion with Charles R Johnson, Shawn Wong, Nalini Iyer, Karen Maeda Allman. Bharti Kirchner, Moderator

Being Seen: Using Images in Your Creative Nonfiction with Suzanne Paola Antonetta

The End, Now What? How to Take your Novel from Page to Market with Gabrielle Prendergast


4:15 - 5:30pm
Five Senses, Fresh Insights: Tools for Writers of Memoir with Ann Hedreen

How Do We Get Good at Making Metaphor? with Priscilla Long

10 Steps to Create an Author Business Plan with Ryan Petty

Dialogue: It's More than Talking Heads with Mary Buckham


Book Signing Reception [Open to the public / free admission]


9:30 - 10:45am
Historical Fiction World Building with Connie Connally 

The Magic of Plotting with Kay Kenyon

What is Your Point of View? with Bharti Kirchner

Mystery Writing (presenter "tbd")


11:00am - 12:15pm
Put Drama in Your Story with Dialogue, Character and Structure with Elena Hartwell & Andrea Karin Nelson, 

What Gets Me Going, What Keeps Me Going with Ken Letko

Feature Article Writing with Carol Levin

Writing for Teens: What Is (and isn’t) YA and Why Should I Write It? with Gabrielle Prendergast


12:15 - 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK


1:30 - 2:45pm
Editing and Revisions with Megan Chance

Finding a Home for Your Work with Gail Folkins

The Art of Writing Emotional Truth with Anna Quinn

Writing and Publishing a Family Memoir with Karen Treiger, 1:30pm


3:00 - 4:15pm
The Basics of Building Your Author Brand and Social Media Presence with Laurie Buchanan 

Paths to Publication Panel with Candace Robb, Kira Jane Buxton and Waverly Fitzgerald, moderator

Travel Writing for Fun and (Possibly) Profit Panel with Christy Karras, Wendy Hinman, and Beth Jusino, moderator

Aging & Creativity with Priscilla Long


Write on the Sound
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020
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 34th annual conference
October 4, 5 & 6, 2019


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Write on the Sound is a program of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission

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Write on the Sound

City of Edmonds Arts Commission

700 Main St.

Edmonds, WA 98020

425-771-0228 | wotsat symbol mdedmondswablack dotgov

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:00PM (PT)

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