2020 SoCal Christian Writers’ Virtual Conference Schedule

WednesdayTime (PDT)Session
11:00 a.m.Welcome
12 noonGeneral Session with Molly Jebbers

ThursdayTime (PDT)Session      
8 a.m.WorshipPraise with Renae Brumbaugh Green and Bob Sanez
ScreenwritingSci-Fi FantasyFictionNonfictionWriting for ChildrenSpeaking Fearlessly
8:45Continuing SessionsBasics with Bob Saenz & Jeff WillisWriting with Janeen IppolitoWriting with Bill MyersBook Writing with Joseph Bentz
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With Valerie CoulmanWith Tammy Whitehurst
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingMarketingSpecialtyWriting Life
10:00Workshop SessionsDifference between Novels & Screenplays – Bob Saenz & Janice ThompsonCharacter Development – Aaron GanskyWriting for SoCal Voice – Beckie LindseyMarketing Profile -- Stephanie AltonScrivner – Jennifer Crosswhite & Liz TolsmaFailure is Not an Option -- Jennifer Farey
11:15Special Session with Robert Hudson
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingMarketingSpecialtyWriting Life
12:30Workshop SessionsHow to Survive Hollywood -- Ted Baehr
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Writing Mysteries -- Linda Kozar & Janice ThompsonWorking with a Freelance Editor – Erin BrownCreative Marketing – Tamara ClymerWriting for the General Market – Mike DuranWriting with Long-Term Illness – Chris Morris
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingMarketingSpecialtyWriting Life
1:45Workshop SessionsBusiness Basics – Jeff WillisBackstory – Jennifer CrosswhiteWriting for Clubhouse – Kate JamesonStories that Stick -- Rachel MarksDifferences in Spoken Words and Written Ones: Tim RiterThriving in the Hardest Years – Kelly Harrel
3:30Panels: Editors

FridayTime (PDT)Session      
8 a.m.WorshipPraise with Renae Brumbaugh Green and Bob Sanez
ScreenwritingSci-Fi FantasyFictionNonfictionWriting for ChildrenSpeaking Fearlessly
8:45Continuing SessionsBasics with Bob Saenz & Jeff WillisWriting with Janeen IppolitoWriting with Bill MyersBook Writing with Joseph Bentz
*Session will not be recorded*
With Valerie CoulmanWith Tammy Whitehurst
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingMarketingSpecialtySpecialty
10:00Workshop SessionsWriting Faith-Adjacent Films
Bob Saenz
Building Suspense - Liz Tolsma & Jennifer Crosswhite
Publishing Choices – Frank Ball & Marji LaineMarketing from a God-Honoring Perspective -- Janeen IppolitoHow to Make Money Writing – Janice ThompsonWrite Other People's Story -- Robin Gunder
11:15General Session with Molly Jebber
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingMarketingSpecialtyWriting Life
12:30Workshop SessionsDay Jobs & Side Gigs – Jeff WillisWriting Your Past into Your Fiction – Susan BaganzSelf-Editing for Writers – Erin BrownInstagram 101 -- April DillowGenerating Multiple Author Income Streams – Chris MorrisEmbracing New Technologies – Linda Kozar
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingSpecialtySpecialtyWriting Life
1:45Workshop SessionsUse Your Faith to Change Hollywood -- Ted Baehr
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Subtext in Fiction -- Lori FreelandThe Dreaded Rejection Letter – Liz TolsmaFrom God, Through You -- Dr. Sharon Norris ElliottTransforming Spoken Words to Written -- Tim RiterWriting with a Full-Time Job – Kelly Harrel
3:30Panel: Publishers & Agents

SaturdayTime (PDT)Session      
8 a.m.WorshipPraise with Renae Brumbaugh Green and Bob Sanez
ScreenwritingSci-Fi FantasyFictionNonfictionWriting for ChildrenSpeaking Fearlessly
8:45Continuing SessionsBasics with Bob Saenz & Jeff WillisWriting with Janeen IppolitoWriting with Bill MyersBook Writing with Joseph Bentz
*Session will not be recorded*
With Valerie CoulmanWith Tammy Whitehurst
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingFictionSpecialtyWriting Life
10:00Workshop SessionsTurn Your Novel into a Screenplay – Bob SaenzHow to Write Romantic Chemistry -- Janeen IppolitoEscape the Maybe Pile – Kate JamesonDemolishing Readers' Stumbling Blocks -- Lori FreelandJust Say "Tocsynop" -- Dr. Sharon Norris ElliottPutting Pop Culture in its Place -- E. Stephen Burnett
11:15General Session with Molly Jebber
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingSpecialtySpecialtyWriting Life
12:30Workshop SessionsMarketing Strategies – Jeff WillisFiction
Writing Inspirational Romance -- Susan Baganz
Writing a Series -- Rachel MarksLegacy Writing -- Robin GrunderWriting Can Be So Taxing – Chris MorrisWriting for a Postmodern Culture -- Mike Duran
ScreenwritingFictionPublishingMarketingSpecialtyWriting Life
1:45Workshop SessionsThe Kingdom is Within You -- Nathan ScogginsShould Christian Fantasy Include Magic? -- E. Stephen BurnettTBABranding, SEO, and Content -- Denise ColbySpoken Words to Written: How Poetry Improves Prose: Tim RiterWriting Life
TBA
3:00Closing Session

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