Eva Marie Everson is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction as well as an award-winning national and international speaker
She has worked closely with Israel Ministry of Tourism to bring Christian pilgrims and journalists to the land of the bible, teaches at writers conferences across the US and, in 2011, served as a adjunct professor at Taylor University in Upland, IN. Eva Marie serves as the Executive Co-Chairman for Word Weavers, a national/international Christian writers critique group under the auspices of Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She also serves as one of CWG’s writing mentors.
Eva Marie has worked with a number of publishers–and not because she is difficult to get along with. Among those she has been honored to work with are: Barbour, David C. Cook, NavPress, Baker Publishing Group, Broadman and Holman, and Thomas Nelson.
Monday, September 24, 3:50 ”15 Minutes with an Editor”
When Eva Marie Everson met with acquisitions editors at CBA International Convention in 1999, she knew she had less than three minutes to hook them and no more than fifteen to convince them her work was worthy of publication! Nine days later she received her first contract offer and has since signed many more. This workshop will explain what she has learned about editors & etiquette to will help you successfully toward your goal of being published.
Tuesday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. Panel
Tuesday, September 25, 1:30 “Using the Sixth Sense in Fiction and Nonfiction”
In this “hands on” workshop, participants will take an abstract sentence and work it into a specific paragraph utilizing the five senses. This workshop defines the importance of specifics as well as encouraging the ability of a writer to bring a reader to the reality of a scene. Exciting, active, and creative are three words to adequately describe this one-of-a-kind workshop.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:15 – 12:30 p.m. Continuing Courses, “Foundation of Fiction through Film”
In an innovative and hardly boring series of ongoing classes, Eva Marie teaches the dynamics of writing fiction using the 1940 movie Rebecca, the 1947 film Daisy Kenyon or the 2000 film The Nephew. The class spends time watching the video, breaking it down scene-by-scene, character-by-character, plot point by plot point, writing out scenes and repeating until the movie ends.
Eva Marie provides pages from her own “workbook” that teach concepts such as “The First Three Things,” “Conflict/Scene by Scene,” “Backstory Timeline,” and more. (This class was taught at Taylor University in 2011 by Everson as an adjunct
Thursday, September 27, 1:30 p.m. ”The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make”
Take a look with Eva Marie at some of the most common mistakes writers (even the seasoned ones!) make. In this session, Eva Marie takes writers through a comprehensive list, gives fun ways to remember rules, and talks about some of the rules you thought you knew that are no longer necessary to follow.
Thursday, September 27, 3:00 p.m. ”Book Proposals”
Eva Marie helps class members with the most dreaded part of writing any book, whether fiction or nonfiction: the book proposal. In this easy to follow workshop, participants will soon learn that writing the book proposal need not be as bad as one thinks. There is a simple formula any writer an follow.
Friday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. Maranatha Scramble
Eva Marie Everson will be available for a limited number of consultations.
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