“Great Beginnings”

Realm Makers is excited to have the amazing Tosca Lee back with us, this time to present our pre-conference workshop.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times, CBA and Indie bestselling author of THE PROGENY, FIRSTBORN, ISCARIOT, THE LEGEND OF SHEBA, DEMON: A MEMOIR, HAVAH: THE STORY OF EVE, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (FORBIDDEN, MORTAL, SOVEREIGN). Her books have won the Gold Medallion, the Christian Retailer’s Choice Award, Forward Magazine’s Book of the Year Silver and Bronze, and have finaled for numerous others, including a second Gold Medallion and two Christy awards.

“Great Beginnings”: What it takes to craft a successful writing life. Tosca will talk from experience about how to build the habits of a sustainable career, share tips on the research and character-building her books are known for, and speak practically about plotting while allowing room for mystery (and twists) in the process of actual writing. This isn’t a workshop on marketing or self-publication, but on the foundation of a writing career itself: great habits and amazing stories. A day of insight and hands-on work with time for Q&A at the end.


NEW FOR 2018
with Carla Hoch of FightWrite

Staying through until Sunday morning at Realm Makers? The fun doesn’t have to end for you on Saturday night. Join Carla Hoch for a hands-on presentation that will be sure to wake up even the most sleep-deprived conference attendee. (2 hours of instruction)

Weapons and Tactics for Villains
Through hands on instruction, writers will learn the basics of physical combat in order to block a fight scene and create the most threatening villain that ever laughed an evil laugh! This workshop is a perfect extension of the FightWrite elective. (Note: Weapons and evil laugh not provided. Feel free to bring your own. Prop quality or less dangerous, please.)