Write Well, Sell Well 2015 Conference: October 23-24

Update April 14, 2015: Online Registration for our October 23-24, 2015 Conference is now available via EventBrite!

Save the date for the 2015 Write Well Sell Well Conference on October 23-24, 2015.

Our speaker line up includes:

james bellJames Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of Plot & Structure, and thrillers like Don’t Leave Me, Blind Justice, Deceived, Try Dying, Watch Your Back, and One More Lie

Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California law school, and has written over 300 articles and several books for the legal profession. He has taught novel writing at Pepperdine University and numerous conferences in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

His short fiction has appeared in two anthologies and he is currently at work on two series: pulp style boxing stories featuring Irish Jimmy Gallagher and the vigilante nun series Force of Habit.

Under the pen name K. Bennett he is also the author of the Mallory Caine zombie legal thriller series, which begins with Pay Me in Flesh.

He is the purveyor of short and to the point Writing Videos.

Jim served as fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine, to which he frequently contributes, and has written four craft books for Writer’s Digest Books: Plot & Structure, Revision & Self-Editing, The Art of War for Writers and Conflict & Suspense. His Write Your Novel From The Middle was an instant #1 Amazon bestselling writing book.

A former trial lawyer, Jim now writes and speaks full time. He lives in Los Angeles. He blogs every Sunday at The Kill Zone.

Don’t Miss October 24-25, 2014 OKC Writing Conference

Make plans now to attend the October 24-25, 2014 “Write Well, Sell Well” Writer’s Conference in Oklahoma City. Registration is available via EventBrite, including discounted “early bird” ticket options. The 2014 conference conference will be even more exciting than last year! Our lineup of speakers includes Cheryl McKay, an award-winning screen writer of the feature film, The Ultimate Gift, a new children’s book track, Friday afternoon sessions, banquet and keynote. This year our conference will span two days instead of one, giving writers more opportunities to learn and network together. Check out our updated Speakers page for full biographies on our conference faculty for 2014 including Rene GutteridgeMelanie HemryCheri FullerVictorya RogersChristopher MaselliStacie JenningsGina Lynnes, and Wesley Fryer.

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Special Guest, Senior Editor, Janene MacIvor
Nelson Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.

Saturday Lunch and Keynote by Janene MacIvor
Winning in Today’s Publishing World

Janene will take 15 minute pitches on Friday and Saturday! You must be registered for the conference in order to participate. More details will be posted here soon, but be sure to subscribe to the Write Well Sell Well newsletter so you will be the first to know about further updates.






Have you ever wanted to have dinner with an agent or editor? Now’s your chance! It’s easy to qualify for your chance to sit with the faculty member of your choice! Everyone who refers a first time attendee will be entered into a drawing. Five VIP winners will be chosen who will get VIP seating for Friday night’s dinner. To enter simply email us to let us know who you referred as a first-time WWSW conference attendee.


We will be adding descriptions and additional information to our 2014 Tracks and Sessions page in upcoming weeks. Seven different tracks are planned for our 2014 conference including:

  1. Fiction
  2. Non-fiction
  3. Screenwriting
  4. Writing for the Children’s Market
  5. Social Media & Marketing
  6. Independent Publishing / E-Books
  7. Ghostwriting

In addition to Cheryl McKay’s Friday night keynote (focusing on following your dreams as a writer) the conference will include a Saturday General Session by Christopher Maselli on Book Marketing and Social Media. A diverse array of breakout sessions will be offered by conference faculty including:

  1. Designing Your Career in Hollywood
  2. How to Get an Agent
  3. Ghostwriting
  4. How to Be Your Own Editor
  5. Writing From Your Heart
  6. How to Stand Out
  7. Creative Book Builder for iPad Workshop
  8. Independent Publishing Options
  9. Marketing Your Writing Effectively

We’ll also have a panel discussion on “Navigating Your Way Through Independent Publishing,” in which authors share their experiences working with different companies and services including “print on demand” publishers.

Please help us spread the word about the conference, register early, and get ready for an awesome two days of learning at Write Well, Sell Well October 24 – 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City!

Evaluation & Save the Date: Oct 24-25, 2014

If you attended the first “Write Well, Sell Well” Conference in Oklahoma City on September 21, 2013, please take a few minutes to fill out our online evaluation form.

Also, please mark your calendars now and SAVE THE DATE for Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014, for our next Write Well, Sell Well Conference in Oklahoma City! We hope you’ll join us again and bring some more friends next year!


If you attended the conference, organizers will send you an email soon with access instructions to password-protected handouts as well as audio-recordings of conference sessions!

Full Conference Schedule Available

The full schedule for our September 21, 2013, Write Well Sell Well Conference is now available via Sched.org! View our event website (writesellwell2013.sched.org/mobile) on your iPhone or Android-based smartphone to view the schedule as a web app. We recommend you login and create your own Sched account, that way you can build your own custom schedule for the conference! You can also access our schedule by clicking the SCHEDULE link at the top of our website. After you create your own Sched account and login as an attendee, please add information to your profile (including your social media links) so you’ll be able to network more easily with other attendees!

Write Well, Sell Well OKC 2013 Schedule

Press Release: Writer’s Conference Coming to OKC September 21

We are pleased to announce a dynamic writer’s conference for people who dream of a career in publishing or hope to write for a magazine or create a book. Whether a professional writer, an editor trying to expand your skills, someone hoping to network with other writers, or a new writer with a story to tell, this conference will equip writers and aspiring writers to gain the skills they need to learn the craft and the business of writing and navigate the publishing industry.

Highlights include keynote address by a popular literary agent, a panel on independent and e-publishing from experienced writers, a fiction track and non-fiction track of workshops, how to write book proposals that sell your book, breakouts on marketing your book, one-on-one consultations, and much more.

Directors are: Rene Gutteridge, award-winning fiction and screenwriter, Cheri Fuller, bestselling author and speaker, Melanie Hemry, prolific ghostwriter and Guideposts national writer, and Wes Fryer, author and national trainer.


To learn more about this exciting conference and register, visit:


(This press release is available as a PDF file.)

Oklahoma City Writing Conference – September 2013

Do you have a story to tell? Is there a book burning a hole in your soul? Are you hoping to write for a magazine? Do you dream of a career in publishing? Whether you’re a professional writer, an editor trying to expand your skills, someone hoping to network with other writers, or a new writer with a story to tell, this conference will help you gain the skills you need to learn the craft and the business of writing and publishing.

Your admission to this one day conference will include:

  • Fiction and Non-fictions sessions
  • Panel on Self-Publishing
  • One-on-One Consultations
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Keynote by Greg Johnson, a well-known literary agent
  • Continental breakfast & lunch

Ticket Options *

* Eventbrite fees are added to ticket prices

Please download, print and share our conference marketing flyer. (PDF) Please note we have extended EARLY BIRD registration through August 21st, this is now reflected on our marketing flyer. Advanced registration is also available through September 6, not September 1. (Updated July 8th.)


Save the Date: September 21, 2013

Are you a writer in the Oklahoma City area or a nearby state? Make plans now to attend the first annual “Write Well, Sell Well” Conference at the Crossings Community Center in Oklahoma City. More information about our conference will be posted here in upcoming weeks! To stay informed please sign up for our mailing list!