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Write Stuff Writers Conference(tm) 20/20

  • 12 Mar 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Mar 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

**The Write Stuff Conference has been postponed
because of Corona virus concerns.**
Check here for updates and reschedule dates.

Thanks, The Write Stuff Committee.

The Write Stuff Writers Conference
March 12, 13, 14, 2020
















All 3 Days:





J.D. Barker International Best Selling
Multi-Genre Author, Main Presenter
and Keynote Speaker.

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Best Western Lehigh Valley
Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017
Phone Number :
Special room rates for Write Stuff attendees

March 12, 13, 14, 2020

Persons less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Daily Schedule

March 12, 2020
Thursday Double Session Plus
Thursday Evening Writers Cafe
(Lunch Included)

Morning Session
Tim Esaias

What to Put In & What to Take Out:
How to remove meaningless stuff from your prose,
and put content back in.

Develop an action plan for facing the rewrite of your novel, or any piece of prose fiction. We'll start with all the Horrible Things you need to excise Tim will suggest a series of focused "preliminary passes" to make through the manuscript, each addressing a specific issue. There will be exercises; chocolate; and, of course, malt balls.

 Afternoon Session
Tim Esaias
Selected Elements of Style

Style makes or breaks your chance of a sale, but what the heck is it? Tim Esaias sheds a modicum of light on the dark mysteries of style. He promises three specific style tools that should fit in any writer’s kit: the Churchillian Sword, the Vanilla Verb-Pair Demon, and Uranium Enrichment to Weapons-Grade Prose, with exercises for each tool. We'll discuss the use of Templates, and engage in a Style Analysis exercise covering 7 genres. 

Thursday Evening:

7:00-9:00 Writers Cafe,
an informal discussion and
read-and-critique session

All Write Stuff attendees are invited

March 13, 2020

Friday and Friday Evening Events
(Lunch Included)

J. D. Barker
Friday Full Day Writing Development Workshop

Submit your novel in advance to have it critiqued by the number one international best selling author.

Works in progress in any genre are welcome. A link will be sent with your Saturday or Full Conference Registration.

One of the best ways to improve your writing is to have a mentor read and critique your work. Almost as good, and sometimes even better, is to hear the critique of other folks work and compare it to how you responded to the writing. 

This is a rare and not-to-be-missed opportunity to improve your craft by having a world renowned successful author share his expertise with you. JD Barker worked as a "Book Doctor" for over twenty years, refining what works, what pulls the reader in, and what impresses the agents. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Friday Evening 

6:30-8:30  Page Cuts Critique Sessions 

Anonymous read and critique with industry pros. 
Page Cuts critique sessions are optional ($10.00 session charge) Participants will be assigned to a room headed by a team of publishing professionals who will provide feedback on your work.

7:00-8:00 p.m. Evening Session: 

Peggy Adamczyk

“The Foundation of a Story”

Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, laying the groundwork BEFORE your first draft is vital! From this session you will take away the critical techniques for organization, theme, world building, and structure.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Social Gathering

Network with editors, agents, presenters, and fellow authors over hors d'oeuvres, cash bar,
and conversation.

It is Friday the 13th so costumes are encouraged!

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March 14, 2020

Saturday Activities Include

  • Choice of 20 Saturday Sessions & Workshops
  • Lunch & Keynote Address

  • Pitch Sessions

  • Marketing Consultations

  • Friday Night Social Gathering Costumes encouraged)

  • Friday Night "Foundation of a Story" Session

  • Thursday Writers Cafe
  • Friday Night Page Cuts Critique, ($10 fee) limited number
  • Author Publicity Photos ($40 fee, 20 min session) limited number

Saturday Workshops

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The Write Stuff Writers Conference
March 12, 13, 14, 2020

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