People sitting in a classEvery year the Quills Conference offers a full lineup of presentations across a variety of tracks for writers of every level in any stage of their career.

For the 2020 conference, these learning sessions taught by writers from across the country will be prerecorded and available for attendees to watch at their leisure for a period of time. Many writers will be conducting live Q&A sessions via Zoom to allow attendees time to have their questions answered. These will be held during the main two days of the conference - Friday August 14 and Saturday August 15.

 

2020 Presentations:

  • 5 Things I need to Represent a Manuscript - Matt Belford
  • Adapting a Novel to a Screenplay - Kate Jonez
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of 1st Person - Maxwell Alexander Drake
  • Authors Discussing Diversity in the Industry - Jayrod Garrett
  • Character Therapy - Sofiya Pasternack
  • Combat as an Element of Worldbuilding - J.E. Zarnofsky
  • Common Mistakes in First Chapters - Lesley Sagba
  • Compelling Story Conflict - Heidi Thornock
  • Conflict Using Communication - Kiara Horowitz
  • Content Warnings and Why You Need Them - Alex Harrow
  • Crafting for your Craft - Margot Monroe
  • Crafting the Perfect Romance (hint: make it not perfect) - Elana Johnson
  • Creating Strong Character Relationships - Janeal Falor
  • Dos and Don'ts of Writing People of Color - J.T. Moore
  • Editor Speaks Out: The Mistakes Everyone Makes in the First Chapter - Amy Michelle Carpenter
  • Editors and Agents Discussing Diversity in the Industry - Jayrod Garrett
  • The Faceted Novel - Johnny Worthen
  • Filtering the Rot Inside Your Story - Maxwell Alexander Drake
  • Genre, Tropes, and Wordcounts - Angie Hodapp
  • Getting Started in Writing Comics - John Robinson IV
  • How Technology Affects Future Creativity - John Cullen
  • Intimacy and Consent in Fiction - Rachael Bush
  • The Inside Out Author - Sammie Trinidad
  • The Long and Short of It: Surviving as a Freelancer - Riley Black
  • Market Your Romance to the Masses - Elana Johnson
  • Marketing Plan: The Beginning - Kenny B. Smith
  • The Myth of the 20lb Longsword - J.E. Zarnofsky
  • Non-Fiction Proposals - Eric Smith
  • Nouns in a New Way to Get Writing - Virginia Babcock
  • Plot or Character - Kathi Oram Peterson
  • Plotters vs Pantsers - C. Louis S.
  • The Poetic Voice in Writing - Jef Huntsman
  • Publishing Romance to Make a Living - Elana Johnson
  • Punch them in the Face: Writing Realistic Martial Arts - Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Revision Triage: Where to (Re)Start - Kristy S. Gilbert
  • Science Fiction Worldbuilding - Zabé Ellor
  • Science in Fiction - Cassidy Ward
  • Self Made Marketing - Elizabeth Suggs
  • The Shapes of Stories - Bryan Young
  • Tapping into the Indie Market - Candace Thomas
  • Technical Writing for Fun and Profit - Jana S. Brown
  • Ten Plus Guides for Writing Contests - Jef Huntsman
  • Traditional vs Indie vs Hybrid - Bryan Young
  • Using Social Media to Build a Writer Platform - Terra Luft
  • What to do with your Manuscript Next - Jared Quan
  • Writing Blindness - Elsa R. Sjunneson
  • Writing for a Series - Alex Harrow
  • Writing Healthy Romantic Relationships - Margot Monroe
  • Writing Mental Illness - Sofiya Pasternack
  • Writing Outside the Box: Fantasy Edition: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Writing Query Letters - Eric Smith

 

 

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