8:30 – 9:00 Sign in. Enjoy beverages and morning snacks.
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Instructions, Devotional and Prayer – Jill Roman Lord
9:30 – 10:00 Rethinking Revision – Jean Matthew Hall
Examine foundational elements of strong manuscripts. Distribute
Guidelines/Checklists for critique groups.
10:00 – 10:50 Putting It into Practice - Time to examine our own manuscripts.
11:00 – 11:30 Through an Editor’s Eyes – Donna Earnhardt
Walk step-by-step with Donna through the revisions her editor required
for her new picture book Being Frank (coming soon from Flashlight Press)
11:30 – 12:20 Putting It into Practice - Time to make changes.
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch and Chit-chat
Brochures on specific writing topics (published by American Christian Writers) will
be available for purchase each – cash only, please.
1:15 – 2:00 Give and Take
Meet in small critique groups to exchange manuscripts and brainstorm
ideas for revisions using our A Day Apart guidelines.
2:00 – 3:00 Get to Work
Participants make changes to their manuscript files.
3:00 – 3:30 Reprint
We print the newly re-visioned pages and take a snack break.
3:30 – 4:30 React
Participants have the opportunity to read their newly re-visioned pages to the group for feedback and reactions.
4:30 – 5:00 Wrap It Up – Jill Roman Lord