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“Let this be written for a future generation that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.”

Psalm 102:18

Over 100 years combined experience!

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Gloria Penwell | Editor and author advocate

Gloria Penwell’s expertise and love of the writing world comes from years of traveling with her husband, Dan. Together they attended many writers’ conferences while Dan was Acquisitions Editor at AMG Publishing. She loves to encourage new writers and understands what the writing life is about. Gloria represents AMG Publishers as assistant to the acquisitions editor and teaches at writers conferences.

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Larry J. Leech II | Author and ghostwriter

For more than thirty years, Larry J. Leech II has written and edited in a number of capacities. He spent twenty-three years at daily newspapers and an international magazine. With more than two thousand published articles under his belt, Larry moved into freelance writing and editing in 2004. He has ghostwritten seventeen books and coached dozens of aspiring writers. Larry teaches at numerous conferences nationwide and has become a much sought-after writing coach.

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Linda Gilden | Author and editor

Linda Gilden is an author, speaker, editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Author of eleven books and over a thousand magazine articles, Linda loves helping others discover the joy of writing. Linda lives in South Carolina with her husband, three adult children and their spouses, and the six cutest grandchildren in the world! For more information visit www.lindagilden.com.

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Schedule

543 Lumkins Rd Forreston, TX 76041

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Add-on

Join us Thursday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. for an in-depth look at the world of nonfiction and fiction books.

In non-fiction, we’ll:
• Help you flesh out an idea.
• Help you apply the finishing touches on a book proposal.
• Help you take your work-in-progress to the next level.

In fiction, we’ll:
• Brainstorm ways to deepen your characters.
• Fix plot holes in your story.
• Develop a dynamic twist for your climax.

Sign up for either these fiction or nonfiction sessions on the registration form!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Main event

9:00 Welcome and Explanation of Schedule
9:15 Devotions
9:30 Introduction of Attendees
10:00 Break
10:10 The Writing Life
10:30 And, the good news is … there is hope
Noon – 1:30 Lunch
Linda – Articles
Gloria – Bible studies and devotions
Larry – Conflict in fiction
1:30 – 2:30 Personality Assessment and Personalities
2:30 – 2:40 Break
2:40 – 3:55 Writing Time
4:00 – 5:00 Book, Blog, or Baloney
5:15 – 6:15 Dinner
6:30 – 7:45 Panel – Marketing

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Main event

9:00 Welcome
9:15 Devotions
9:30 – 10:00 Blending of fiction and nonfiction
10:00 – 11:00 Breakouts: fiction, nonfiction and articles
11:00 – 12:00 Writing time
Noon – 1:30 Lunch
Larry – Alternate worlds
Gloria – Book proposals
Linda – Cutting room floor (repurposing your research)
1:40 – 2:00 Editing Exercise
2:00 – 2:30 First Pages (first five to submit)
2:30 – 3:40 Side-by Side Instruction (Work on their first page)
3:40 – 4:20 Your Personal Publishing Plan
4:30 – 5:00 Challenge to move forward

Registration Form

Limited to the first 21 people

When editors and agents pick up a manuscript, what makes them read on—or quickly put down the manuscript? During “First Pages,” we will read the first page of your manuscript (author’s name is not read) and discuss in a forum setting: “Would I keep reading or would I reject this (and why)?” This is an incredible opportunity to have professionals gently critique your manuscript’s first page and tell you if they would likely turn the page if it came across their desk.

**Send your double-spaced First Page of any manuscript, fiction or nonfiction to larry@larryleech.com

Published or Unpublished:PublishedUnpublished

Thursday Add-on session?YN

Please select your package:
Two days pass for $195
Two days pass + First Page for $205
Two days pass + Thursday add-on for $245
Two days pass + Thursday add-on + First Page for $255

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•  $195 Two days pass

*(Includes Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch)

•  $50 Thursday add-on:

*In-depth look at the world of nonfiction and fiction books.

•  $ 10 first page manuscript

*What makes an editors and agents read on/or quickly put down the manuscript?

** $15 if you bring it with you when you arrive on the event.

**Lodging not included. A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn.

972 923 0666

If paying by check, make check payable to Star Writers Studio and mail to Linda Gilden,
P.O. Box 2928, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Send First Page YN

**Send your double-spaced First Page of any manuscript, fiction or nonfiction to larry@larryleech.com

Published or Unpublished: PublishedUnpublished

Thursday Add-on session? YN

Please select your package:
Two days pass for $195
Two days pass + First Page for $205
Two days pass + Thursday add-on for $245
Two days pass + Thursday add-on + First Page for $255

StarWritersStudio-Logo

•  $195 Two days pass

*(Includes Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch)

•  $50 Thursday add-on:

*In-depth look at the world of nonfiction and fiction books.

•  $ 10 first page manuscript

*What makes an editors and agents read on/or quickly put down the manuscript?

** $15 if you bring it with you when you arrive on the event.

**Lodging not included. A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn.