Sunday Breakouts Two

Sunday Breakouts Session Two (Choice of one from four)

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The Nuts & Bolts of Scrivener – Part Two

Introducing Christian Romance (the biggest genre you’ve never heard of)

Making a Scene:

Every Scene has to earn it’s pace on the page

When the Hobby Becomes the Job.

How to write 4 books or more a year

Judy L Mohr

Iola Goulton

Kylie Scott

Tee Ayer

1. The Nuts and Bolts of Scrivener – Part Two.

Scrivener is a word-processing package designed specifically for writers. What’s better, it’s affordable. However, for some, Scrivener can be overwhelming to start. This practical workshop will take you through the steps needed to get started, from writing a new manuscript through to compiling into a format suitable for submission to an agent/editor. You’ll learn about some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

This is a practical workshop. It is expected that ALL participants have their own laptops with Scrivener installed. However, there is no need to purchase the software now; trial versions are great for those just starting.

Speaker Bio: Judy L. Mohr

Kiwi Judy L Mohr is a writer of fantasy and science fiction with strong thriller roots. She is also a freelance editor with Black Wolf Editorial Services, working on projects from writers around the world. When she isn’t writing, editing or doing something for writing within the local community, she is hosting her own radio show about science, Conversations in Science, on KLRN Radio. Whether it is through her editorial work, the science show, or her other activities, one thing is clear: she loves sharing her knowledge and imagination with the world.

2. Introducing Christian Romance – the biggest genre you’ve never heard of.

Romance is one of the most popular genres in the US-driven Christian fiction market, but many New Zealand authors—even Christian authors—don’t know it exists. This session will:

  • Introduce authors to the Christian fiction genre and the CBA market.
  • Highlight the main Christian fiction imprints and publishers.
  • Consider how Christian fiction (and especially Christian romance) differs from general market fiction.
  • Discuss Christian vs. inspirational vs. crossover fiction, and the emerging trends for ‘clean reads’ and ‘edgy Christian fiction.’

Participants will be offered a free e-copy of the 2017 edition of Christian Fiction: A Guide to 100+ Christian Fiction Publishers.

Speaker Bio: Iola Goulton

Iola Goulton is a reader, writer, reviewer, and freelance editor.

She is a prolific reader, and reviews over 100 Christian novels a year on her blog, Iola’s Christian Reads. In 2016, she won the novella section of the Genesis Contest run by American Christian Fiction Writers, the leading organisation for Christian fiction writers.

Iola edits Christian fiction for published and aspiring authors from New Zealand, Australia, and further afield: she has worked with clients from Ghana to Greece. Editing combines her professional background and personal interests.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in marketing and has over twenty years’ experience in human resources. She is a married mother of two living in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She plays the horn in the local Brass Band, and attends an independent evangelical church.

3. Making a Scene – every scene has to earn its space on the page.

Every scene has to earn its space on the page. How to ensure yours sell. 

From the first sentence to the last, every word you put on the page has to count. We’re going to look at how to hook your audience and hold them captivated to the very end with action, emotion and forward momentum.

Speaker Bio: Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

4. When the Hobby Becomes a Job – how to write four or more books a year and still love writing.

Moving the Hobby to the Career isn’t easy. Add the pressure to produce and it’s enough to quit before you start. The Workshop contains suggestions and tools which you can utilise to balance the needs of your writing dreams with the needs of your writing job. The workshop will detail:

  • Goals, Plans and Scheduling
  • Planning your book: genres, tropes, trends
  • Outlining your book : different outline methods
  • Tools for writing/outlining/planning
  • Writing. And Writing Fast – Loving edits even if you hate it
  • Self-editing, Editors & Proofreading
  • Series and regular output
  • Maintaining release schedules
  • Cross Promotion, Newsletters and ARC readers
  • Advertising: Should I, shouldn’t I?
  • Rinse & Repeat

Speaker Bio: T. G. Ayer

Tee is a Kiwi (of South African origin) author whose passion for strong females and ability to spin a fairly decent sentence, has resulted in over 27 published titles spanning 3 pen names and over 5 genres. Tee’s alter ego, Toni Vallan, writes Psychological Horror and Suspense. Writing since 2010, Tee lives in Auckland, Middle Earth. She loves the beach, and her readers, is a nerd, and a geek, hates crowds, and sings like Adele (only in her head). If she could grow up to be Wonder Woman she’d die happy.

She’s blessed with 2 almost fully-grown girls, and a husband who plays just the right amount of golf to maintain the peace. Most days, Tee can be found typing away at her laptop, creating more words.