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Registration for the 2010 Middle Tennessee Christian Writers Mini-Conference, “Prepping for Publication,” is now open!

“Prepping for Publication”

Saturday, August 28, 2010

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bellevue Baptist Church

Nashville, Tennessee


Middle Tennessee Christian Writers has announced its 2010 mini-conference. The event will be held in the fellowship hall of Bellevue Baptist Church (7400 Highway 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221) on Saturday, August 28, 2010. The one-day event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. The schedule (subject to change) and a printable registration form are included below.

Registration is $20 for MTCW members and $30 for non-members, payable before or on August 14, 2010; $35 for anyone from August 15 to August 25, 2010. Registration closes Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Registration fees are fully refundable until 8/25/10. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided as part of the registration fee. (Please see the registration form for methods of payment; contact MTCWgroup (at) gmail (dot) com with questions.)

Registration is limited to 75 attendees, so register early!

Tentative Conference Schedule/Speakers 

Time Event
8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome & Kick-off (Kaye Dacus, MTCW President)


8:45–9:00 a.m. Devotional (Shannon Brown, MTCW member)


9:00–10:15 a.m. Workshop 1: Ten Tips to Winning an Editor’s Heart . . . and Signature on a Contract (Ramona Richards, Author and Editor)


10:15–10: 30 a.m. Break


10:30–11:45 a.m. Workshop 2: The Author-Agent Relationship (Jonathan Clements, Agent/Founder of Wheelhouse Literary Group)


11:45–12:00 p.m. Devotional/Blessing (Jason Wert, MTCW member)


12:00–12:45 p.m. Lunch


12:45–1:00 p.m. Writing Testimony (Jen Stephens, Author)


1:00–1:15 p.m. Break


1:15–2:30 p.m. Workshop 3: Romancing the Publisher: How to Write a Professional Proposal. (Joan Shoup, Author
[asJ.M. Hochstetler] and Publisher, Sheaf House)


2:30–2:45 p.m. Break


2:45–4:00 p.m. Workshop 4: Prepping for Promotion: What your future publisher will do to promote your books, what you should do to help, and how you can get started right now.(Rebeca Seitz, Author and President of
Glass Road Public Relations)


4:00–4:15 p.m. Break


4:15–5:30 p.m. Workshop 5: The Dreaded Synopsis: A four-step process to writing a synopsis that makes sense. (Kaye Dacus, Author and Editor)


Tentative 2010 MTCW Miniconference Schedule (Printer-friendly PDF version of the tentative schedule)

2010 Mini-Conference Registration Form (Click the link and save the document to your computer, fill it out, and e-mail it to MTCWgroup (at) gmail (dot) com. Registration is not complete until payment is received in full.)

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