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PNWA Conference Day 1

I attended the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Conference in Seattle this year and this is just a summary of my takeaways from the first day of the event.

Workshops I Attended

Writing a Screenplay by Kim Hornsby

  • Log lines are everything
  • Pantsing isn’t going to cut it for screenplay writing
  • Writing for TV is way different than writing for a movie

Branding by Steena Holmes

  • Color theory is you best friend
  • know you audience
  • your brand is not your books

Pitchfest- Fiction with Author Mentor Kim Hornsby

  • have a strong elevator pitch
  • know what makes your work different
  • sell yourself as well as your book

Networking Knowledge

  • Don’t be afraid to just talk to people
  • If you are a POC expect to be bombarded with questions about diversity or on the flip side the complete ignorance of it
  • Bring a notebook to write down who you have met and what you discussed. I met tons of writers with cool ideas that I want to follow so that when their books are available I can snatch them up.

That’s what I got from day one. It was highly informative but at the same time it was still just an introductory to what was to come on day two of the conference. I was super hyped this first day and I got a lot of positive feedback because of it.

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