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All You Need Is Love - Writers Conference


Fri 12 Aug 2016, 8:00am–6:00pm
Sat 13 Aug 2016, 8:00am–6:00pm
Sun 14 Aug 2016, 8:00am–6:00pm

Where: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Restrictions: R16


Bookings for our 23rd annual conference All You Need Is Love are now open! Our programme is chock-full of fabulous speakers and workshops that will offer something for everyone – from novice writers to multi-published authors. Writers of all genres and experience levels welcome! No need to be a member of RWNZ to attend.

Attendees may purchase ticket for the Friday Story Mastery workshop only, Weekend Conference only, or both Friday and Weekend Conference.

Speakers include:
Screenwriting legend Michael Hauge, who will be conducting his full one-day Story Mastery workshop all day Friday 12th August, as well as speaking throughout the weekend conference.

- Keri Arthur. NYT bestselling author
- Heather Graham, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
- Rachel Bailey, USA Today bestselling author
- Kathryn Burnett, New Zealand writer, tutor and script consultant
- Joanne Grant, Senior Executive Editor, Harlequin
- Rachael Donovan, Commissioning Editor, Harlequin
- Sarah Younger, Literary Agent, Nancy Yost Literary Agency
- Courtney Miller-Callihan, Literary Agent, Handspun Literary Agency

Plus! Editor and Agent Pitches, Regency Dance Workshop, Swordplay Workshop, Friday Night Cocktail Party “1960s theme All You Need is Love“, Saturday Night Harlequin Awards Dinner “Austentacious : Regency In The City”.

Story Master Workshop Detail: During this special, all-day seminar, Hollywood script and story consultant Michael Hauge, best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read, will present his unique approach to creating compelling fiction, and to eliciting emotion in your readers.

Drawing on his decades as a Hollywood script consultant, author and lecturer, he will show the most powerful methods for eliciting emotion in your readers and audiences through story concept, plot structure, character development and theme.

Michael will then reveal his proven method for getting the people in power to read your manuscript or screenplay.

You will learn:
- The primary goal of all story
- Turning plot structure from a complicated concept into a simple, powerful tool you can easily apply to every story
- The power of desire, need, longing and destiny
- The essential conflict all characters must face
- Novel structure vs. movie structure
- The single key to creating character arc and theme
- The secret to creating unique, believable and fulfilling love stories
- The most effective process for adapting novels into film
- The single biggest mistake writers while pitching their work
- The key components of a powerful pitch
- If you want to elevate your screenplays and novels to the highest possible level, this event is a must.

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