Tuesday, July 26, 2011


sym·po·si·um (sĭm-pō'zē-əm)
1. A meeting or conference for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations.
2. A collection of writings on a particular topic, as in a magazine.
3. A convivial meeting for drinking, music, and intellectual discussion among the ancient Greeks.

Join Savvy Authors for five days as we talk craft - from plot and character, to dialogue, suspense, theme and story question (with a bunch of stuff in between) in chats, Q&A forums and mini-workshops.

Our presenters will be sharing what works - whether it's worldbuilding or setting or layering in back story; or even if it’s technical detail and the fruits of research, they'll be exposing the craft that underlies a good story.

We'll also be talking about publishing and promoting, offering pitch opportunities to the attendees and raffling off books on craft from folks like James Scott Bell, novels, gift certificates, workshops, 3-chapter critiques from published authors and more.

WHEN: August 24th - August 28th

COST: The conference is FREE to Premium Members! Basic and Non-members may register for the conference for $30. (But really, why do that when annual Premium Membership costs the same?)

Note: I took part in the Summer Symposium last year, and it's an intense creative experience. Participants can sign up for as many workshops as they want, and let the knowledge seep in. Plus, Savvy Authors puts together some awesome prize packages. For those who can get to conferences, but especially for those who cannot! Highly recommended.

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