The 2nd Annual

Fiction Intensive Writing Conference

November 4-6, 2022.

Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, Tennessee.

Live and in person. 

15+ hours of teaching

join us

Critically acclaimed author and world-renowned fiction instructor Steven James ​is offering this intensive fiction writing conference to authors who are dedicated to improving their craft.

At this conference, you will: 

  • Elevate the quality of your storytelling.

  • Learn what truly lies at the heart of all great stories (it might surprise you). 

  • Deepen your characterization through the unique approaches of status and webbing. 

  • Master four questions that will solve any plot problem you ever have.

  • Discover how to craft a satisfying climax.

  • Master the subtleties of characterization.

  • ...and more!

Acquire new skills, make new friends, and pursue your writing dreams with us this fall in the beautiful Appalachian Highlands of northeast Tennessee.​

Everyone has a story to tell. We’ll help you tell yours. 


It’s time to be inspired.

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What others are saying about Steven's teaching: 

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“Steven is both a deep thinker about story and someone who can make amorphous concepts as easy to understand as an Aesop fable.”

—Donald Maass, literary agent and bestselling author