Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Don't Miss Out on the 10MINCON This August! Deadline is July 15: James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, & Janice Hardy

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Just a heads up to everyone that the deadline for a great conference is coming up (July 15). Aside from the two workshops I'll be giving, there's an evening with James Scott Bell, and workshops with Donald Maass. So much writerly goodness in just a few days, so check it out.

Register here!

10 Minute Novelists Conference

This is the inaugural conference of the popular Facebook writing group with over 10,000 members. I’ll be joined by writing and publishing gurus James Scott Bell and agent Donald Maass.

I’m also presenting two workshops here:

Planning Your Novel in Ten Easy Steps

Writing a novel can be a daunting process, but a little planning can go a long way to making that process easier. Even determining a few key turning points in the story can keep you focused, whether you prefer to outline every scene or pick a story direction and write toward it. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create the critical elements of a novel’s plot, how to use goals, conflicts, and stakes to build a story and develop characters, and how to approach a novel in a way that will make it easier to write and be more marketable to agents, editors, and readers.

Revision Readiness: How to Revise

Revision is part of writing, but sometimes knowing where to start can be overwhelming. It can be even harder if you need to trim down a large manuscript or change a major storyline. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to approach your revision with a plan, focusing on macro, medium, and micro issues to tighten you novel on a layer by layer basis. You’ll also learn how to mentally approach revisions, and how to strengthen your story from the top down.

Lots of fun stuff coming up, and I hope to see some of you there!


  1. Hi Janice, I'm conference emcee, and I'm really excited about meeting you and hearing you speak. If you need anything from me please get in touch.

    1. Will do, thanks! Look forward to meeting you, too.