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Broadleaf Writers Conference: The villainous motive: when being bad isn’t bad enough

  • DeKalb County Public Library 215 Sycamore St Decatur, GA 30030 USA (map)

Light and dark, sun and storms, happiness and anger. For every up there is a down. Without a compelling villain, your hero has nothing to risk. But what truly makes a compelling villain? Writers from across genres discuss the motive of the antagonist, and why your villain must always have a purpose.

Panelists: Lynn Cullen, JD Jordan, Susan Sands
Moderator: Carmen Slaughter 

2nd Annual Broadleaf Writers Conference

The 2nd Annual Broadleaf Writers Writers Conference will return September 23-24, 2017, at the Decatur Library in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Headlined by an all-star cast of talented writers, agents and editors, and educational sessions packed with insightful information and experience, our conference will offer you all that you need to refine and improve your craft, and get you on the road toward publication!

Attending a writing conference is an opportunity to invest in yourself as a writer, to learn from experts, and to become a part of a community of writers that inspire, uplift and support one another!

Registration for the 2017 Broadleaf Conference will open Saturday, April 1st! For information on registration, email Zachary Steele at Current members of Broadleaf Writers not only receive a discount on registration, but also have access to audio recordings from last year’s conference!

In addition to attending sessions, you will have the opportunity to schedule a five-minute one-on-one session with an agent. We’re in the process of adding our agents, so please check back with us soon for more information!

On Saturday, we will also be presenting a First Pages Critique featuring a panel of our confirmed literary agents. Once you have registered, be sure to submit your first page and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to get your manuscript on the right path!