Early registration for the 2016 Writer Unboxed UnConference is going extremely well, with ~75 of our seats claimed! We’ve had more questions in the WU mailbox recently asking for session details as they become available, which is what we’ll bring you today.
First, you can learn quite a lot about this year’s UnConference–where it is, when it is, why it’s unique, and other FAQs–by visiting our Eventbrite page at authorinprogress.eventbrite.com.
What you won’t find there are details on our full slate of session leaders and the sessions you’ll be able to take.
Who will be there?
You know already that Lisa Cron and Donald Maass will be there to each deliver an intensive 4-hour workshop. Our Monday-Friday program will also offer sessions led by:
Anne Greenwood Brown
Lisa Cron (more Lisa!)
Donald Maass (more Don!)
Extra activities will be lead by:
What are the sessions?
There will be more than twenty 90-minute sessions offered throughout our M-F program. Though some ideas are still evolving, our program will include the following:
Writing True, I (the natural world/external)
Writing True, II (the internal world/character)
Pushing Through Resistance
Creating Conversation (critique workshop)
Emotional Turning Points
The Writing-Life Balance
The Weave of Subplots, Secondary Characters and Flashbacks
The World of the Scene
Tips & Tricks for Plotting the Plot
Level Up: Making the Good Great
The Impact of Language
The Questing Writer
Write Like You Mean It
The Psychology of Writer’s Block (workshop)
Crafting Your Unique Story
We’ll have at least one panel, possibly more.
Lisa Cron’s 4-hour workshop on Story Genius will very likely blow your mind, and change the way you approach storytelling.
Donald Maass’s 4-hour workshop on Unboxed Craft will teach you tricks you didn’t know existed, and inspire you to consider where they’ll fit into your manuscript then and there.
Not official sessions but notable (and way fun) just the same:
A Flash Fiction Challenge
Night Writing at The House of the Seven Gables
Evening Book Therapy
Booksigning Event (and a ‘coming out party’ for our book, Author in Progress)
Cold Lunch, Hot Topic Lunches
and, put on your red shoes and dance the blues at Friday night’s David Bowie Dance Party
Early registration ends on June 19th. Learn more about the 2016 UnConference at authorinprogress.eventbrite.com.
We hope to see you in Salem! Until then, write on.