Full Schedule for Superstars Writing Seminar

One week from today the third Superstars Writing Seminar launches at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.  Here is the detailed schedule for the lectures. We hope to see you there!


8:00 AM Intro, seminar overview, introduce speakers
8:30 From a Newbie to #1 Bestseller in 4 Years
Brandon Sanderson
9:30 It’s Business: How Publishing Economics Works
Eric Flint
10:30 Building Your Network
Rebecca Moesta, James A. Owen, David Farland
1:00 PM Indie-Publishing & Ebooks: Free For All
David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Flint
3:00 Getting Noticed: Self-Promotion for Authors
Kevin J. Anderson, Brandon Sanderson, David Farland, James Owen
4:00 One Thing Leads to Another: Popcorn Theory
Kevin J. Anderson
4:45–5:30 open Q&A session

Evening:  Welcome mixer/reception


8:30 AM Myths of Publishing
Rebecca Moesta
9:00 Copyright basics
Dean Wesley Smith
10:00 Climbing the Slushpile: How editors look at manuscripts
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Flint, David Farland
11:00 Dissecting a Contract
Eric Flint
1:30  Negotiating
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2:30  Agents: the “A” word
Brandon Sanderson, Dean Welsey Smith, David Farland
3:30   “Dirty Secrets”: Being a Professional Author
Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta
4:30 Drawing out the Dragons
James A. Owen
5:15–5:45 Open session:  Q&A

VIP Dinner: Fogo de Chao Brazilian steakhouse


8:30 AM Ergonomics: When Writing Gets to Be a Pain
Rebecca Moesta
9:00 Selling Before You Write: Audience Analysis
David Farland
10:00 Windup and the Pitch (pitches, queries, proposals, treatments)
Kevin J. Anderson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Eric Flint
11:00 Young Adult
Brandon Sanderson, James Owen, Rebecca Moesta
1:30 Intellectual Property: How to Exploit Yours
David Farland, James A. Owen, Dean Welsey Smith, M. Scott Boone
2:30 Eleven Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity
Kevin J. Anderson
3:30 Being a Writer and a Real Person at the Same Time
4:30 Open session:  Q&A