The 2019 Writers Conference will be held Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17.
Our conference will focus on craft, skill-development, and community building. Get your manuscript polished and submission-ready with how-to sessions, editing and critique, and community building. Thursday - Saturday is for adult and teen writers. Sunday is just for the kids.

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Saturday, November 16 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Beta Reader Basics (seats 150)

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You finished your draft! The story is done! It's time to... let someone else read it. Sharing a manuscript for the first time can be daunting, but when you have the right Beta Readers sharing can be educational, encouraging, and exciting! Jessica Conoley covers the Beta Reader Basics in this workshop. We'll break down: what a Beta Reader is, how to find one, what they can do for you and your work, how to cultivate long-lasting, trustworthy relationships with your Betas, and more. Walk away with a blueprint on how your Beta Readers can help your writing shine.

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Jessica Conoley

Author, Editor, Speaker, & Authorpreneurship Coach
Jessica Conoley is an author, editor, speaker, and Authorpreneurship coach. She writes YA and fantasy novels, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and essays. Her creative non-fiction piece “I Am Descended From Giants” was awarded 1st place honors by the Bacopa Literary Review... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST