Montezuma All Iowa Authors’ Conference

Oh my goodness, this was almost two months ago.”

Yeah, I know, but I’ve had other things come up so give me a break.

This event happened on September 20th of this year.

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This year saw a new location but the usual contingent of wonderful speakers. We met at the Community Grace Church’s new hall. Round tables were set up for authors selling books and everyone received binders and conference information.

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First up was the pair known as Sparkle Abbey who spoke about needing conflict in stories.

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Kylie Brant spoke of some of her experiences in her writing career.

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Jocelyn Green discussed a list of common mistakes novelists make.

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Scott Cawelti had an interesting discussion on the writing of his book Brother’s Blood, which is about a true Iowa murder case.

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Zachary Michael Jack held a discussion on exploring different genres and how ‘cross polination’ of genres might work. He also held two mini critique sessions after the conference for those who wanted to discuss works in progress.

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Donald Harstad, former Iowa police officer talked about cops and writing and promoted his latest novel, November Rain.

Door prizes were given away, including a Kindle Fire.

All in all a pretty good conference hosted by J.O. and Debbie Parker of Our Front Porch Books in Montezuma. Contact them for next year’s conference.

http://www.ourfrontporchbooks.com/

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