County Creative Writers’ 19th Annual Writers’ Conference was held on August 30, 2014 on the second floor of the American
Heritage Conference Center at Harding University in Searcy AR
Also featured were 13 writing contests, with contest awards presented
Our thanks to this years'
speakers and sponsors for helping to produce a great event!
See you next year!
Linda Apple is the author of Writing
Life – Your Stories Matter! and Connect! A Simple Guide to Public Speaking for Writers. Her debut
novel, Women of Washington Avenue is the first book in her Moonlight Mississippi series.
Her personal experience stories have been
published in 16 of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her devotions have been published in numerous devotion magazines and
books. Linda is also an inspirational/motivational speaker. She speaks at conferences, writers' workshops, and women's
groups across the midwest and east coast. She currently serves as the Arkansas Regional Speaker Trainer for Stonecroft Ministries,
an international organization.
She lives in Fayetteville Arkansas with her husband, Neal, their five children, four children-in-love, and nine grandchildren.
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:45
The Creative Nonfiction Writing Style – Using fiction techniques to write the truth.
10:00-11:30 Linda Apple -
Life – Writing personal life stories and memoirs because our
Break – luncheon and awards
1:00 – 2:30
Laura Castoro –
Character Development - Choosing the right character motivation; giving your character possibilities;
tailoring a character.
2:45 – 4:00 Laura
Castoro - Editing/Publishing
– The options: the upsides and downsides, and things to consider when choosing.
USA Today best-selling author Laura
Castoro is the author of forty plus novels. The multi award-winning
author was recently named a Pioneer of Romance by Romantic Times. Writing as Laura Parker, she has published historical
and contemporary romance, westerns, and category. Writing as Laura Castoro, she has published mainstream women’s
Among her many honors is being
named recipient of the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame Award for 2005. Her book Icing on the Cake was chosen as the
2012 Arkansas Library System's "If all Arkansas Read the Same Book".
sought-after speaker and writing workshop leader, Laura is the President of the Board of Novelists, Inc (NINC), the only
writers' organization devoted exclusively to the needs of multi-published novelists. She is past President and current
board member of the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
will see the launch of a new contemporary suspense series under the name D.D.Ayres.
Currently resides in Ft. Worth, TX.
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