Conference Schedule

September 21-22, 2018

Friday Successful Writer Conference Schedule

 1:00Registration—Bookstore Open
 2:00—Keynote– Rene Gutteridge: The Gift of Opportunity


3:15—Breakout Sessions: 

  • —Terry Whalin: Editors Read Book Proposals Not Manuscripts
  • —Rene Gutteridge: How Film is Ruining your Fiction
  • —Robin Patchen: Small Edits—Big Impact
  • Sharon Gibson: How to Pursue & Achieve Excellent Writing and Why

4:15—Dinner provided by SWC

5:45—Breakout Sessions

  • —Terry Whalin: Become a Prolific Writer & Write Less
  •  —Robin Patchen: Bearing your Soul without Sharing your Secrets
  • —Darlene Shortridge: Building your Street Team       


7:00—Keynote—Terry Whalin: Never Quit Growing and Learning
8:00—Closing Prayer


8:00—Registration—Bookstore Open
 9:00—Keynote—Terry Whalin: The Unknown Road Ahead


10:15—Breakout Sessions

  • —Darlene Shortridge: The Road Less Traveled 
  • —RJ Thesman: 6 Words Every Writer Should Avoid
  • —Robin Patchen: Digging into Dynamic Dialogue
  • —Sharon Gibson: How to Write for Fun & Profit Using Creative Writing Skills to Make your Work Sing                     

11:15—Drawings and Announcements 

11:30—Break for Lunch Provided

12:30—Breakout Sessions:

  •   — Terry Whalin: Go Viral
  •   — Carol Round: Journaling with Jesus
  •   — Daniel Mawhinney: The Author Email Marketing Machine—Part 1—Q&A


 1:45—Breakout Sessions:  

  •   — RJ Thesman: The Power of your Life Story
  •  — Robin Patchen: Following God’s Call When Life Gets in the Way
  •   — Carol Round: Sharing your Faith Story


3:00—Breakout Sessions:

  • — RJ Thesman: Sharing Hope Through Writing
  •  — Daniel Mawhinney: The Author Email Marketing Machine—Part 2—Q&A  
  •  — Sharon Gibson: How to Write your Story Now and Leave a Legacy your Loved Ones will Treasure


 4:15—Keynote—Terry Whalin: Never Give Up
 5:15—Question & Answer with Faculty 
 6:00—Closing Announcements and Prayer