Agent Karen Ball Speaks at One-Day Writers Conference

Christian Writers of the West will be hosting a one day mini conference with acclaimed literary agent Karen Ball. The conference will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Camelback Church of Christ in Phoenix, Arizona. Karen will be giving two workshops:

TAMING THE FICTION DRAGONS – In this session we wrestle together with the most common problems fiction writers face: POV, Show vs. Tell, Character Voice, Dialogue, and beats. We’ll learn what these things are, why they’re important, and how to tame them in our writing. And we’ll use what we’ve learned to work on our WIPs.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – Working together, we’ll dig deep to make our characters live and breathe. We’ll explore such things as: What makes characters compelling; How to make characters believable; Developing your characters’ voices; Characterization through Scenes; Characterization through relationships.

To register, please visit: Christian Writers of the West

Mini conference 2016 CWOW flyer

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About Karen:

Karen Ball has been blessed to use her love of story during over 30 years in publishing. Currently the owner/operation of Karen Ball Publishing Services, LLC, and a literary agent with the prestigious Steve Laube Agency, Karen has been dubbed “the Fiction Tiger” of Christian publishing. She has built and led fiction lines for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and B&H Publishing Group. She’s acquired and worked with some of the top novelists in publishing, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Brandilyn Collins, Angela Hunt, Ginny Yttrup, & Robin Jones Gunn. In addition, Karen is an in-demand mentor for writers, helping them take their craft to the next level, and a best-selling, award-winning writer and a popular speaker. She lives in Oregon with her husband, father, and two four-legged, furry “kids.”

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