I will be a featured author at KABAM this year. What is KABAM, you ask? It is a book and writing festival in Kingman, Arizona. KABAM stands for “Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival.” There are several activitities starting September 20, and running through September 22. This year, there will be a writing conference where you can learn more about writing and publishing. The writing conference is on Saturday, September 22 from 9 – 3 in Kingman, AZ at Beale Street Celebrations.
New for 2018! KABAM is offering a full-day Writers’ Retreat for local area writers. Improve your skills in writing, publishing, and marketing of your work. Get professional critiques of samples of your work and tips and tricks of the publishing trade. Registration: $40 ($50 at the door).
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1. 4 types of Publishers
This workshop goes through what to expect from the 4 categories of publishers an author can run into. It is good to know which you are dealing with before you sign that contract.
2. “Show Don’t Tell”
Learn the technique of showing the story to the reader so they can be pulled into the characters predicament instead of just reading about it. It shows how to make the plot come alive. This workshop shows the TELL, then it stops to let the author take a hand at making it ACTIVE. After the group is finished it shows an active sentence made out of the first example.
3. Marketing Your Book
Learn ways ways the author can help their publisher market their book. (It is also a good way for a self-published author to market).
4. Editors – What kind do you need?
This presentation goes over the different categories of editors, what each does, and how much they should cost the author.
5. Organizing You Work
Take the germ of an idea and organize the plot, characters, and research needed to fill out the story you have in mind.
Point Of View is one of the hardest concepts to master for a new writer. This presentation goes over the different types of P.O.V. and shows how each is used. It also defines which are the most saleable.