Saturday, March 24, 2012

One Lucky Winner at Desert Dreams!

My dear friend, Kathryne Kennedy, a Publisher's Weekly Star Reviewed Author, will be critiquing the query letter and first ten pages from one attendee at the Desert Dreams Writer's Conference. You must register before midnight March 31, 2012 to be eligible. Conference coordinators (Susan Lanier Graham or Tina LaVon McCright) will notify the lucky winner April 1st with details.

To register go to

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bringing Your Characters to Life

Arizona's own Laurie Schnebly Campbell can help bring your character to life.

What kind of dialogue makes your characters real? What kind of description works best for your voice? No two writers will use the same techniques for these key elements, but having new tools to choose from can make writing description and dialogue easier as well as more fun…not only for you, but for your readers as well. For each technique, this session will use examples from books by the conference’s best-known guests.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell combines her background in counseling with writing novels like the one that beat out Nora Roberts for “Best Special Edition Of The Year.” Her latest book is a how-to on creating characters, and she’s taught writers online and in person from L.A. to London and New Zealand to New York…recently presenting her 100th live workshop to an RWA group. Besides teaching, she enjoys writing for an advertising agency, narrating for Talking Books, and vacationing with her husband and son in Sedona, the red-rock town named for her great-grandmother. “People ask how I find time to do all that,” Laurie says, “and I tell them it’s easy: I never clean my house!”

Laurie will be speaking at the Desert Dreams Writer's Conference April 27-29, 2012
Registration closes March 31st. Don't miss this opportunity!