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The Pre-Quill Conference

Presented by League of Utah Writers at Online/Virtual Space, Online/Virtual UT

Apr 17 2021
The Pre-Quill Conference

The annual Pre-Quill Conference presented by League of Utah Writers is full of workshops and presentations focused on improving your skills as a writer. Planned tracks include craft, publishing, marketing, and more. Come join us!

The annual Pre-Quill Conference presented by League of Utah Writers is full of workshops and presentations focused on improving your skills as a writer. Planned tracks include craft, publishing, marketing, and more.
Come join us!


Early registration ends March 31st, 2021. Members get a discounted price on the ticket. Late registration is open until April 17th.

Tickets are $40-75


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2021 Keynote Presenter – E.K. Johnston
World Building: Not Just For The Final Frontier

E.K. Johnston is the New York Times Bestselling author of several critically acclaimed YA novels. She likes Pacific Rim and new socks.

2021 Live Workshops

Giving and Receiving Feedback with Grace – Linne E. Marsh
How to Talk about Your Book – Liz Christensen
Making Tropes/Clichés Fresh – Theresa Braun
Mastering Pitches and Querying – Bryan Young
Punch Up Your Prose: How to Craft Knockout Syntax for Submission – Katherine Monasterio
The Shape and Speed of Stories: Learn to Pace and Plot – Bryan Young
There are no Rules: Here are 10 – Johnny Worthen
Writing Mindfully – Alex Harrow

2021 Pre-Recorded Presentations

A Study in Genre – Johnny Worthen
Advanced Self-Editing – Talysa Sainz
BIPOC and Tropes, Clichés and Stereotypes – J.T. Moore
Combat as an element of World Building – J.E. Zarnofsky
Creating Characters with Depth and without Contradiction – Liz Christensen
Everyday Autism – Talysa Sainz
Fantasy Writing Requires Research – Jodi L Milner
Five Foolproof Steps to a Finished Novel – Elizabeth A. Drysdale
How to Choose The Best Point of View For Your Project – Brooke Clonts
How to work with an editor – Kenny B. Smith & Rachael Bush
Judging an Author by their Platform: 10 Tips to Build a Professional Author Platform to  – Alex Harrow
Lessons Learned from 163 Short Story Submissions – John M. Olsen
Making Monsters – Elizabeth Suggs
Mining the Human Rights Novel for Your Fiction – Gail Boling
“Nah, brah” How to Work with a Publisher – Jonathan Reddoch
Not Your Sassy Gay Friend: How to Write Queer Characters Without Harmful Stereotypes – Alex Harrow
Plotting Hacks for Pantsers – Ryan Decaria
Quick and Dirty Character Creation with the Mash Up Method – Jodi L Milner
Races, Places, & Graces: Oh The Places You’ll Go – Sofiya Pasternack
Revising with Character Arcs – Sofiya Pasternack
Scientists Are Readers Too! – Rachael Bush & Laruie Jones
Self-Editing Tricks – John M. Olsen
Sell the Sizzle: Using Food to Help Tell the Story – Daniel Yocom
Setting Up Your Newsletter for Success – Caryn Larrinaga
Show Me The Love – Virginia Babcock
The Self-Publisher’s Guide to Finding an Editor – Aubrey Parry
Using Music in Your Fiction – C.H. Lindsay
Watching Movies to Make You a Better Writer – Bryan Young
What About Those Romans – Nancy Granducci

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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