Friday, April 23rd
12:00 – 4:00 PM – Write-in (optional)
7:00 PM – Happy Hour and Icebreakers
Saturday, April 24th
10:00 AM – Welcome and social time
10:30 AM – Workshop: Choosing That Fatal Flaw
Giving likable, plausible characters a compelling conflict is easier with enneagrams. Counselors and HR managers use this tool to identify the nine personality types: Reformer, Nurturer, Achiever, Romantic, Observer, Guardian, Adventurer, Leader, and Peacemaker. Each one has its own uniquely heroic and distinctive traits (as well as a troublesome weakness) that naturally bring them into conflict with other people…AND with themselves.
12:00 PM – Lunch Break
1:00 PM – Workshop: His Personality Ladder
Every hero needs to move through five steps, comparable to climbing a ladder with a few detours here and there, along his journey from Mr. NOT YET Right to Mr. VERY Right. Of course, the heroine has her own ladder to climb in parallel stages...until the end, when they reach the ultimate triumph together. There's even a ladder for the villain, although in most books he never makes it to the top!
2:30 PM – Scavenger Hunt
3:15 PM – Mini Breakout Sessions - You will be asked to choose one on the registration form,
4:00 PM - Auction Closes
4:30 PM – Auction Winning Bids Announced, Recognition Ceremony, and Wrap-up
And a bit about our guest speaker...
Laurie Schnebly Campbell loves giving workshops that draw on her background as an advertising copywriter, a counseling therapist, and a romance novelist who beat out Nora Roberts for "Best Special Edition of the Year." Her favorite books are those created during her classes, with 49 First Sales so far.