Deidre Knight Inside the Knight Agency
Experience an overview of a literary agency that has gained worldwide recognition for the success of its authors. Learn from the founder herself how her agency works, what it looks for self-publishing, and the current state of the market as a whole. Take part in a free-wheeling, Q & A session to answer all of your questions.
Deidre Knight will also take pitches in the following genres: women’s fiction, romance of all genres, mainstream commercial fiction, YA, MG, memoir, self-help, thriller, erotica, and historical fiction. (You must be a Nebraska Writers Guild member to pitch.)
Michael Carr How to Hook an Agent – From the Query Letter to the Opening Pages
Learn techniques for grabbing an agent’s attention, moving your manuscript off of “slush pile,” and positioning yourself to win the representation you deserve.
Michael Carr represents Veritas Literary, a full-service literary agency. It specializes in select literary and contemporary fiction and nonfiction and has active contacts in film, media and foreign markets. He will take pitches in the following genres: historical, sf/f, mystery/suspense, women’s fiction, and non-fiction in the areas of history, biography, and popular science. (You must be a Nebraska Writers Guild member to pitch.)
Lee Jessup Tools, Steps, and Strategies for Screenwriting Success
Gain real-world, practical information to help move your career forward and create a real strategy. You’ll learn what it takes to sell your first script and build a career.
Author of “Getting it Write: An Insider’s Guide to Screenwriting Success,” Lee Zahavi Jessup is a veteran of film production and development. She coaches screenwriters as they prepare for, navigate, and emerge into the film, television, and new media space. Lee’s clients include WGA members, major award nominees, writers who have sold screenplays and pitches to studios, and emerging screenwriters.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman The Way of the Writer
Writers can be their own worst enemies when it comes to carving out a successful strategy. Learn how to manage your fears, develop techniques for finishing projects, and build your network, no matter where you live.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers, is the Editor and Online Community Manager for ScriptMag.com, where she writes a regular column, “Balls of Steel.” There she chronicles her fearless journey as a screenwriter and shares stories of other writers in the trenches. As a “Screenwriter Therapist,” Jeanne consults with writers on how to strengthen their online and offline networks and identify fears that block them from writing success and personal peace. Visit her blog, jeannevb.com.
La Vista Conference Center
Omaha, Nebraska Members – $65
Non–Members – $85
ALL Attendees after April 1st – $85
Seating is Limited! Register now online at http://www.nebraskawriters.org