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2020 PreCon Intensive
Writing the Novel with Susan Meier




May 14, 2020
9 am to 4 pm, lunch included
DoubleTree by Hilton
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA

Before the conference starts, take time out to hone your writing skills with Susan Meier. This all-day intensive happens on location the day before the conference.

The landscape of publishing has shifted many times over the past fifteen years, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is readers’ love of a GREAT book. Not a mediocre book. Not an okay book. A GREAT book. Every day millions go to Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Nobel, and hundreds of other outlets looking for exceptional characters put in situations that test their mettle in scenes woven to create an unforgettable story.

In her day-long intensive, Susan Meier will show you the relationship between great characters and a great story and how to use that relationship to write the kinds of books readers can’t resist. Sessions include Characters 101, Story and Scene, Self-Editing, and How the Market (Indie and Traditional) Impacts What You Write. Participants will be selected to share character and/or story ideas for critique and discussion toward improvement. If time allows, an “Ask Anything” question and answer session will be held at the end.

This class is geared toward new and intermediate writers, but all are welcome. But as Susan says, "There's always something new to be learned or a takeaway you didn't have. Smart people are always learning."

Note: Susan will also be teaching two workshops during the conference: Taglines, Blurbs, and Covers and Keeping the Tension Alive in a Romance Novel.