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Another Successful LDS Storymaker Writers Conference

Early on the morning of Friday, April 24th, aspiring writers met at the Provo Marriott to begin an intense boot camp session on writing. The 6th Annual LDS Storymakers Writers Conference, “The Success Within You” had been launched. That begin two days of classes and presentations on writing, marketing, publishing, one-on-one pitches with editors and agents and more. It was an incredible weekend and J. Scott Savage knocked this one out of park!

First, here's a funny video, "I wanna be a Bestseller" (spoof of "I Wanna be a Rockstar"). Directed and edited by Stephanie Fowers, author of Meet Your Match and Rules of Engagement. Lyrics written by Heather Moore and Crystal Liechty.

Did I mention Stephanie is the singer as well? Authors Josi Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Jaime Theler, Tristi Pinkston, BJ Rowley, J. Scott Savage, James Dashner, H.B. Moore, Crystal Liechty, Rachel Ann Nunes and Robison Wells join Stephanie in the "I Wanna Be a Bestseller".

As usual, the conference was amazing. I taught a marketing class and sat on an online marketing panel, but I was just as excited as everyone elseto take classes from authors, publishers, editors, agents, etc. Every year I learn more and walk away from there a little bit better. As one who tries to constantly hone her craft, it is a huge boost to the creative process.

This year, we held the writers conference at the Provo Marriott who did a stellar job in providing a first class venue. The organizers of the conference were able to focus completely on the presentations and classes without worrying about the venue. So thank you so much to the directors and managers of Provo Marriott . . . you made a huge difference!

And so the Storymaker Conference has ended for another year and Tristi Pinkston and Jaime Theler have begun planning on the next.

In the meantime, teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 years old will want to attend the Teen Writers Conference in Ogden, Utah. This is also hosted by a number of LDS Storymakers, all published authors of course, so it a course teenagers who wish to write will not want to miss.

Teen Writers Conference
"Living the Writer's Legacy"
What: Workshop
Host: Heather Moore
Start Time: Saturday, June 6 at 9:00am
End Time: Saturday, June 6 at 6:00pm
Where: Weber State University

Another Successful LDS Storymaker Writers Conference Another Successful LDS Storymaker Writers Conference Reviewed by Candace Salima on Monday, April 27, 2009 Rating: 5