Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 Write Stuff Conference

March 15 – 17, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Write Stuff Conference Blog! This is the place to get the latest information on our upcoming conference and to read interviews with presenters, agents, and editors.

The 2012 Write Stuff Conference is packed full of exciting and informative sessions taught by a very talented list of presenters. We also offer two pre-conference workshops designed to help you attain the next level in your writing.


Our keynote speaker this year will be award-winning suspense writer James Scott Bell. Jim, a former columnist for Writer’s Digest, has written more than 30 books, many of them bestsellers. His information-packed books on the craft of writing—Plot and Structure; Revision and Self-Editing; and The Art of War for Writers—are well-used resources on the bookshelves of many writers.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Our first pre-conference workshop will be taught by James Scott Bell. A Los Angeles native, Jim draws on his skills as a former trial lawyer, adjunct writing professor, and actor to teach his Novel and Screenwriting Intensive. This day-and-a-half workshop, designed for the serious writer, uses analysis of film clips, hands-on exercises, and other techniques that enable you to improve your work-in-progress right in the seminar. Jim will teach you what works, why it works, and how to make it work for you.

Our second workshop is taught by Gayle Roper, an award-winning author of more than 40 books. She is a popular speaker at conferences and events around the country. Gayle put together a special workshop just for us. It’s called Ten Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Novel. Gayle will help us to scrutinize our own novels, looking for areas to improve, making our novels rise from merely “okay” to truly “publication-worthy”.


Registration opens January 15 to the general public (January 10 for GLVWG members). Registration forms are available online or in our brochures.

You can access our conference website through a link on GLVWG’s home page, Brochures are being mailed out to GLVWG members and those who attended the 2011 conference.

Be sure to stop by this blog often for any updates and to read interviews of our presenters, agents, and editors.

If you have any questions you can contact me, Donna Brennan, conference chair, at

Hope to see you there.

1 comment :

  1. I saw that James Scott Bell has a new book coming out next week--Conflict and Suspense, from the WD Elements of Fiction Writing series. Sounds like another great one! Looking forward to hearing him speak in person.