Sunday, May 17, 2009

Virtual Writers' Conference - Schedule of Events

May 19, 2009

Welcome - Gayle Trent
Building a Cult Following (Without Drinking the Kool-Aid) - Leslea M. Harmon
It's Not Child's Play: Revising and Editing Your Children's Book - Margo Dill
Writing Historical Mysteries - Mary Reed
Ghostwriter - Virginia Davis
Seventeen Tips for Self-Editing - Lillie Ammann
FANFIC - What is it, what good is it? - Marian Allen
The Road to Publication - Dana Fredsti
Top Ten Reasons You Should Have a Blog - Cathy Hall
How to Successfully Participate in a Panel Discussion - Gayle Trent

May 20, 2009

Little Creek Books - Tammy Robinson Smith
Internet and Social Media Marketing Tips for Authors - Teresa Shaw
Self Publishing - Patricia La Barbera
Don't Discount the Small Publisher - Ruth Hartman
The Plot Thickens - Donis Casey
Multiple Voices of a Story - Tabitha Olson
What is a Spiritual Writer? - Joyce Anthony
Interview with Karen Syed

May 21, 2009

Create a Book Trailer on a Shoe-String - Jeff Rivera and John Kremer
Seven Secrets of Writing a Book that Sells - Penny Sansevieri
Make Sure You're Holding the Right Cards - Debbie Allen
Using Contests to Promote Your Writing - Gayle Trent
Storycasting - Interview with Jeff Reid
Blog Tours 101 - Jodi M. Webb

May 22, 2009

Introducing Jessica Faust and Kim Lionetti - Gayle Trent
An Interesting Thought on "Rules" - Jessica Faust
What is a Book Proposal for Nonfiction Writers? - Jessica Faust
An Agent's Time - Jessica Faust
"Alien Conspiracy" - Selden Smith

Please keep in mind that posts will not be deleted, so you may view them and revisit them at your convenience. However, in order to have your questions answered, you should leave comments at the posts during May 19-22, 2009.

Enjoy the conference!


  1. This is so exciting! And it all happens right here, am I correct about that?

    The Texas Woman

  2. Yes, Cher, you're right. I agree, this IS exciting. ;-)

  3. Maybe I didn't have enough coffee today but I cannot find the start time. The conference speakers sound great and cover a wide variety of helpful, interesting topics. What time do I need to be in front of my computer screen? Thanks.

  4. Hi, Beth:

    The official start time is 6 a.m. However, since the posts will not be deleted, anytime you check in throughout the day, you'll be able to read all previous posts. Also, if you're on Twitter and following me at @GayleTrent or the conference at #VWC, the posts will be announced as they go up.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    Take care,

  5. Looking forward to this, Gayle. You've got a great schedule lined up.

  6. I just learned about it, but I'm in! Looks like good stuff.

  7. This is a very exciting idea! I'm looking forward to following you!

  8. Gayle,
    You did a fantastic job, and there is a lot of great content. What a wonderful idea. Thanks again for allowing me to participate. You are the greatest!

  9. Hi everyone:

    I was just thinking of the last conference I attended. Picture the break between the sessions, when people get a cup of coffee and gather in little groups here and there. Imagine being present in all of those little groups, never missing a word…just as happened here in this conference…
    Thanks, it was great, very organized, highly helpful, and absolutely enjoyable. I’m looking forward to attending more.