Full Programme

Programme Outline for 2019 RWNZ conference (@17Feb2019)

Note: This programme is DRAFT and subject to further changes.

 

THURSDAY 22 August 2019

Description Description Title Speaker
REGISTRATION
Plenary Free 2-hour workshop for 3-day attendees Think Like A CEO, Earn Like A CEO Mel Storm

 

FRIDAY 23 August 2019

Description Title Speaker
REGISTRATION
Plenary Beginnings: It Takes More than Once Upon a Time…

(Starting the Journey by Hooking the Reader) 

Sophie Jordan
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Plenary Unforgettable Heroines

(Making the Journey Unforgettable)

Sophie Jordan
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Plenary The Dreaded DNF

(Finishing the Journey by Keeping the Reader)

Sophie Jordan
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Keynote

 

Confessions of a Romance Writer
(Her Journey)
Sophie Jordan
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Cocktail Party, Official Welcome & Conference Opening

 

 

SATURDAY 24 August 2019

Description Title Speaker
REGISTRATION
COLD READS
Keynote

 

Love is Hard, and So Is Writing: Accidents, Silver Linings, and Reinventions Laura Kaye
Plenary Publishing House Spotlight Monique Patterson
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Breakout Workshops 1 Charmaine Ross:

Book Cover Design Secrets that Sell

 

Amy Andrews: Laughing Them Into Bed

 

Jackie Ashendon: Tension is the Thing
Breakout Workshops 2 Sophie Jordan: Historical Romance Natalie Anderson & Soraya Lane:

So You Got Published? Now Stay Published

Iola Goulton:

Ten Top Tips to Improve your Manuscript

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Breakout Workshops 3 Bronwyn Sell:

Attention-seeking – shape and share your author story in the media

Mel Storm:

Relaunch & Reinvigorate Your Backlist

Laura Kaye:

Writing stories at every length: Tips for single-title novels, category novels and novellas

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Plenary Publishing House Spotlight Harlequin
Plenary Market Spotlight Draft2Digital
RWNZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) RWNZ Executive
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Conference Dinner and RWNZ Awards Presentations

 

SUNDAY 25 August 2019

Description Title Speaker
COLD READS
Keynote

 

From Assistant to USA Today Bestselling Author Mel Storm
Plenary Publishing House Spotlight May Chen
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Breakout Workshops 4 Laura Kaye:

Social Media Mistakes You Might be Making

Zana Bell:

The Joy of Writing – Going with the Flow

Michelle Somers: Characterisation Through Narration
Breakout Workshops 5 Mel Storm:

Going Deep with Data to Up Your Marketing Game

Nalini Akolekar, with Brynn Kelly, Janet Elizabeth Henderson and Barbara DeLeo:

Do I need an Agent?

Amy Andrews:

Let’s Talk Dialogue

LONG BREAK WITH TRADESHOW
Plenary Create Page Turning Conflict Laura Kaye
Plenary Guest Speaker Panel International Speakers
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