Schedule (IDAHO)

(subject to change)

See Drill Sergeants pages to read class and panel descriptions.

8:00 – 9:00  Registration
Main Lobby

9:00 – 9:15  Welcome
Auditorium 

9:15 – 10:00 David Farland, Keynote Address
Auditorium

10:15 – 11:00  Breakout #1

Yeah, That’s What She Said – The Art of Character Development Through Dialogue by Frank Cole
Classroom TBD

First Chapters: Would You Date Yours? by Nikki Trionfo
Classroom TBD

Power-Up Your Prose by Erin Summerill
Classroom TBD

Self Publishing Do’s and Don’ts by Scott Ferrell
Classroom TBD

CHARACTERS ARE LIKE CRAYONS: How to Make Your Characters Unique by Lisa Lowell
Classroom TBD

A Novel in 90 Days-Fake it ‘Til You Make It! by Johnny Worthen
Classroom TBD

11:10 – 11:55  Breakout #2

Killer Conflict: Your Story’s Fuel by Natalie Whipple
Classroom TBD

5 Easy Steps to Rock your World by Sara B. Larson
Classroom TBD

Bonus Class by David Farland
Classroom TBD

Queries, and Agents, and Editors, oh my! by Dustin Hansen
Classroom TBD

My Evil Plot is Working by J. Scott Savage
Classroom TBD

The Truth About Spinning Wheels by Beth Buck
Classroom TBD

11:55 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45  Breakout #3

Magic Systems by Jennifer Jenkins
Classroom TBD

Panel: Teen Writers Unite!
Classroom TBD

Targeting your Reader for Maximum Emotional Impact by Clark Chamberlain
Classroom TBD

Going Home: A profoundly common thread in almost any good story by Brian Randall Carter
Classroom TBD

Self Publishing Do’s and Don’ts by Scott Ferrell
Classroom TBD

First Chapters: Would You Date Yours? by Nikki Trionfo
Classroom TBD

1:55 – 2:40  Breakout #4

Everything I needed to know about life I learned in Kindergarten being a writer by Ted Finch
Classroom TBD

Queries, and Agents, and Editors, oh my! by Dustin Hansen
Classroom TBD

How to write a kick-butt fight scene! by Jo Schaffer
Classroom TBD

Panel: The “Writer’s Block” Battle with Jennifer Jenkins, Frank Cole, David Farland, and Natalie Whipple
Classroom TBD

CHARACTERS ARE LIKE CRAYONS: How to Make Your Characters Unique by Lisa Lowell
Classroom TBD

A Novel in 90 Days-Fake it ‘Til You Make It! by Johnny Worthen
Classroom TBD

2:50 – 3:35  Breakout #5

Killer Conflict: Your Story’s Fuel by Natalie Whipple
Classroom TBD

My Evil Plot is Working by J. Scott Savage
Classroom TBD

Power-Up Your Prose by Erin Summerill
Classroom TBD

Twists and Turns by Jennifer Nielsen
Classroom TBD

Going Home: A profoundly common thread in almost any good story by Brian Randall Carter
Classroom TBD

5 Easy Steps to Rock your World by Sara B. Larson
Classroom TBD

3:45 – 4:30  Breakout #6

Magic Systems by Jennifer Jenkins
Classroom TBD

Targeting your Reader for Maximum Emotional Impact by Clark Chamberlain
Classroom TBD

The Truth About Spinning Wheels by Beth Buck
Classroom TBD

How to write a kick-butt fight scene! by Jo Schaffer
Classroom TBD

Yeah, That’s What She Said – The Art of Character Development Through Dialogue by Frank Cole
Classroom TBD

Panel: The Writing Processing with Sara B. Larsen, Jennifer Nielsen, J. Scott Savage, Dustin Hansen
Classroom TBD

4:40 – 5:25 Afternoon Keynote Address by Jennifer Nielsen
Ballroom

5:25 – 5:40 First Chapter Winners & Closing Ceremony
Ballroom

5:40 – 7:00 Massive Book Signing