Killer Nashville Master Class™

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Jeffery Deaver’s Master Class

Plotting the Novel

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 2 – 4:50 p.m.

$59 for registered attendees / $119 for unregistered participants

Breakout Workshop Information

Breakout sessions are $20 each.

Are you a writer with specific questions you would like addressed? Do you want a chance to sit with an author in a small intimate setting and discuss the business of writing and getting published? Then a breakout session may be just the answer.

These limited-attendance question-answer sessions are conducted by professional authors, publishing professionals, and marketing specialists with the sole purpose of providing information that attendees can utilize in their writing careers, but without the pressure of being in a larger panel or whole-group setting.

  • Open to all attendees of Killer Nashville!
  • Enrollment is limited.
  • Please note that some sessions take place concurrently.
  • It is not possible to attend more than one breakout session per day.
  • Breakout sessions are interchangeable; you need only talk to a Killer Nashville staff member or volunteer.

Friday Breakouts
1. How to Find the Right Agent for You


2. How to Spot Red Flags: Making the Best Career Choices


3. How to Create Your Unique Marketing Plan

 

Saturday Breakouts
4. How to Find the Right Publisher for You


5. How to Establish an Online Presence


6. What Readers Should Expect from Authors

Sunday Breakouts
7. How to Read Your Own Contract


8. How to Find Peer-Based Success: Joining the Writing Community


9. How to Successfully Self-Publish

Manuscript Critiques

Critiques

Killer Nashville offers manuscript critiques to its registered attendees for the low additional charge of $45 per critique.

A manuscript critique offers a specialized one-on-one meeting with a professional writer or literary agent who will read a section of your manuscript and then offer you a face-to-face analysis of what works and what does not in your submission. It is a unique opportunity and one of the features that makes The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference such an indispensable tool for writers. If you want to see how your work appeals to the professionals, choose an agent or editor. If you prefer a more detailed craft analysis, you may prefer to choose an author for your critique.

Fiction Critique: A published author or agent will read and critique the first ten pages (or to the end of the chapter) of your novel. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable” font.

Non-Fiction Critique: An publisher or agent will read and critique the first ten pages (or to the end of the chapter) of your non-fiction book or article. Your manuscript should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable” font.

Short Story Critique: A published author or agent will read and critique your short story. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable” font.

Query Critique: An agent, published author, or the leader of a query-writing workshop will read and critique your query letter. The query letter should be no more than one page long, in standard query format and in 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable font.”.

Screenplay Critique: An author and independent filmmaker will read and critique the first 15 pages of your screenplay. All submissions should be in standard screenplay format.

Marketing Plan Critique: A professional publicist will read and critique your marketing plan (up to four pages), offering advice on how to make your plan more effective and how to get the most bang for your marketing buck.