The Fiction Intensive Writing Conference | Nov 04, 2:00 PM EDT – Nov 06, 5:00 PM EST Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA

Schedule

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

    Guided Peer Critiques (optional)


  • 1 hour

    Opening reception and storytelling show with award-winning storyteller Tony Marr


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meet and greet (cash bar available)


  • 30 minutes

    Check-in and registration


  • 50 minutes

    The Story Cube: An in-depth exploration of what truly lies at the heart of all great stories (Part 1)


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    The Story Cube: An in-depth exploration of what truly lies at the heart of all great stories (Part 2)


  • 30 minutes

    Coffee break


  • 50 minutes

    Pivots and Payoff: How to write an unforgettable ending every time


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    Bethany Jett - Lean Into the Fandom: Marketing for Novelists


  • 1 hour

    Lunch on your own (conference bookstore open)


  • 50 minutes

    Contingency, Believability, Tension, and Escalation: The four essential propellents to story progression (Part 1)


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    Contingency, Believability, Tension, and Escalation: The four essential propellents to story progression (Part 2)


  • 30 minutes

    Coffee break


  • 50 minutes

    Scene Study: How to make the most of every scene


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    Organic Writing: The Four Questions that will solve any plot problem you ever have


  • 30 minutes

    Book signing


  • 1 hour

    Dinner on your own


  • 1 hour

    Meet the Agent Q&A


  • 1 hour

    Peer critiques (optional)


  • 50 minutes

    Status: The key to creating three-dimensional characters


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    Webbing: What it is and how to expand it for your characters


  • 30 minutes

    Coffee break


  • 50 minutes

    Heroes and Villains: Bringing out the best and the worst in your characters


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    Special guest speaker Jamie Mason


  • 1 hour

    Lunch on your own (conference bookstore open)


  • 50 minutes

    Adding VALUE to Your Characters


  • 10 minutes

    Ten-minute break


  • 1 hour

    The Subtleties of Voice and Point of View


  • 15 minutes

    Fifteen-minute break


  • 45 minutes

    Q&A and Closing Thoughts


  • 30 minutes

    Book signing