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West Texas Writers' Academy June 8-12, 2020

 

2020 Schedule

 

3 - 5 p.m.           Check-in for students staying in Residence Hall - Buff Hall

Monday, June 8

7:45-8 a.m.          Registration

8 a.m.                 Opening Breakfast

8:30 a.m.             General Session:  Copyright I: Rights and Ownership
                            
9:30 a.m.             Break

10 a.m.-Noon        In-depth instruction-

     Live, Love, Laugh: How to Incorporate Romantic Comedy Elements into Your Writing- Teri Wilson

                                      Coming of Age-----From Screen to the Page -  A.G. Howard

                                      Story Bibles, Spreadsheets, and Vision Boards: Plotting Your Book to Life - Sasha Summers

                                      The Power of The Series: Using Stellar World Building to Create a Series That Sells - Bethany Claire        

                                      Using Suspense to Up the Stakes of Your Novel - Matthew Sherley

                                       Expanding Your Creativity: Writing Deeper - Jolene Navarro

Noon-1 p.m.          Lunch on your own

1 -3 p.m.               In-depth classes continued from morning session

3 p.m.                   Break

Special Event:      ROUNDUP DINNER - Alumni Banquet Hall 
                           
6:30 p.m.              Book Signing by instructors and published students

7 p.m.                   Roundup Dinner and Program - Timothy Lewis, host

                             Keynote  Hallmark Girl in a non-Hallmark World: How following your heart leads to success and   happiness in publishing and beyond  by Teri Wilson, best selling author of romance, women's fiction and Hallmark Channel movies


Tuesday, June 9

8 a.m.                     Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.               General Session: Copyright II: Fair Use and Infringement

9:30 a.m.                Break

10 a.m.-Noon          In-depth instruction-

Noon - 1 p.m.         Lunch on your own

1 - 3 p.m.                In-depth classes continued from morning session

Special Event:  

7:00 p.m.            Finding Your Flow: How to Develop Writingn rituals and Systems To Help Your Increase Your Word County & Productivity with Bethany Claire

                   In this step-by-step workshop, we’ll learn how to clear distractions, change your habits, and build a routine that will help you increase your word count and productivity beyond what you currently believe is possible for yourself. You CAN write more in a year than you think you can. And you can do so without burning out. It’s not your lack of creativity, time, or ideas holding you back. It’s your habits. In this fun and informative evening, leave with a plan and the inspiration needed to make the necessary changes to your writing habits and take control of your productivity now. Workbook included

 

Wednesday, June 10

8 a.m.                      Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                 Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.                 General Session: Publishing Contracts: The Publishing Business and Submitting Your Manuscript

9:30 a.m.                  Break

10 a.m.-Noon            In-depth instruction

Noon - 1 p.m.           Lunch on your own

1 - 3 p.m.                 In-depth classes continued from morning session

7 p.m.                       Alumni Banquet Hall

Special Event:  

7:00 p.m.                TBA


Thursday, June 11

8 a.m.                      Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                 Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.                 General Session: Publishing Contracts II: Negotiating the Key Contract Terms

9:30 a.m.                  Break

10 a.m.-Noon           In-depth instruction

Noon - 1 p.m.            Lunch on your own

1 - 3 p.m.                 In-depth classes continued from morning session

BRAIN DEAD NIGHT

 

Friday, June 12

8 a.m.                    Breakfast

8:15 a.m.               Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.               Breakfast of Champions                           

9:30 a.m.               Break

10 a.m.-Noon         In-depth instruction

12:30 pm               Closing Luncheon