During our 2009 Summer Conference we selected certain presentations for
recording, those recordings are now available for purchase. PNWA members will be waived the following fee: $5.00 Shipping & Handling.
Below you will find sample recordings from some key presentations:
Click "Register for the Conference" to purchase your audio recordings. Link is displayed at the bottom of this page.
Available recorded sessions include: All recording are valued at $4.99. - Purchase the entire Conference Audio Collection (over 11 hours of conference material) for $40.01, more than a 15% savings.
Keynote Speaker; Terry Brooks: A writer since high school, Terry Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara in 1977. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list, where it remained for five months. Terry has 22 New York Times bestsellers. He is one of the biggest-selling living fantasy writers. He has also written two movie novelizations.
Agent Dos and Don’ts: How should I approach an agent? What is the best way to pitch to an agent? Once I have an agent, what should I expect? How closely will I work with my agent on things like editing the manuscript? Speakers will address all those and other questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
Agents Forum: The agents will give an overview of the kind of projects they are acquiring and the best way to submit your project. A question and answer period will be included.
Editors Forum: The editors will give an overview of the kind of projects they are acquiring and the best way to submit your project. A question and answer period will be included.
Featured Speaker: Joseph Finder: Joseph Finder is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Paranoia, Power Play, Killer Instinct, and Company Man, as well as High Crimes (the basis of the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie). A member of the Association of Intelligence Officers, he has written about
espionage and international affairs for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic.
Agent Spotlight: How is a writer to know when he or she is ready to seek publication? Five good tests to know for certain!
How’s Your Pitch: Selling in the First 3 Pages: Bring in the FIRST 2-3 pages of your manuscript to this panel of agents and find out what the experts really think when they see your work. Selections are read anonymously. This workshop is designed to help writers understand how fast a project will be evaluated and either accepted or rejected at an agency. The moderator randomly chooses from the samples provided by the attendees.
How Do I Get Out of This Thing?: Pull together your novel’s character changes and subplots in the novel’s final chapters. Most novel beginnings and conclusions probably take no more than 50-100 pages each, while the middle of a novel can run from 150 to 600 pages or more. Endings often leave readers dissatisfied; E.M. Forster said that most novels have weak conclusions because the real action has ended sometime earlier, yet things still require to be wound down. We’ll explore what’s involved in wrapping up a novel – which will mean some discussion of what might have happened back in the big middle.
Agent and Editor Spotlight: How Agents Pitch to Editors: What are editors looking for? What are the current market trends?
Featured Speaker: C.C. Humphreys: Chris has written six historical fiction novels. The French Executioner was runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002 and its sequel, Blood Ties, was a bestseller in Canada. Jack Absolute, The Blooding of Jack Absolute and Absolute Honour - were short listed for the 2007 Evergreen Prize by the Ontario Library Association. His latest novel is Vlad: the Last Confession - the true history of Dracula. He has also written a trilogy for Young Adults, The Runestone Saga, published by Knopf. His work has been translated into nine languages. Chris is also known for his acting roles in The Bill, where he played PC Richard Turnham from 1989 to 1990. He has also been in Zorro, Coronation Street, Hawkeye, Dangerfield, Highlander: The Series, Goodnight Sweetheart, Wycliffe, Silent Witness, and The Core.
We will NOT provide contact information for the agents and editors from our 2009 conference.
All Recording will be mailed to the address you provide.
Non-members will also be charged $5.00 for shipping and handling.