Date(s) - July 14, 2022 - July 17, 2022
Join us at the 2022 PSWA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada July 14-17.
We’ve got another dynamite line-up of featured speakers. (And don’t forget to sign up for the pre-conference workshop from 9 am to 3 pm on Thursday, July 14th)
Sign up now to lock in the Early Bird rate. The ticket cost will go up on March 1st.
To receive your special group rate members will need to enter the assigned Reservation ID: PSWG22C through the Hotel’s website at www.OrleansCasino.com/Groups
Prior to cut-off date, individuals may also call Hotel’s Room Reservations Department direct at (800) 675-3267 and identify themselves as members of a group or convention with Reservation ID: PSWG22C
Our Featured speakers include
Jo A. Wilkins
Few things are more challenging to new writers than mastering the complexities of Point of View. Choosing the wrong POV, or not effectively using the one you have chosen, can often mean the difference between a manuscript being accepted or rejected. We are fortunate to have Ms. Jo A. Wilkins, acquisitions editor for Mystic Publishers, here to give you the low down on this how to choose the right POV, and the things you should be aware of when using it. Choosing and mastering this difficult subject is an essential writing skill for every author.
Contraband and Crooks: Working Dogs in the World of Police, Fire, and SAR.
Working dogs enhance public safety every day. Police K9s find drugs, bombs, guns, evidence, and the crooks who possess them. Arson dogs find accelerants used to start fires. Search and Rescue dogs locate missing people and assist police in finding both bodies and trace evidence. PSWA member Bob Calkins will draw on his nearly 20-years as a dog handler to show how to accurately incorporate working dogs into your next procedural novel. His presentation will focus on using the dogs to create drama, conflict, revelation and emotion in your stories. Plus he’ll have some cool war stories about his own dogs and the weird endings to many SAR missions.
Write Better: Draft, Rewrite, and Edit
Writing that first draft and then satisfactorily revising and finally editing your manuscript are essential steps in the successful completion of any creative writing project. Often these arduous tasks are misunderstood or mishandled by writers. Award-winning author and editor, Austin Camacho of Intrigue Press, shows you a number of fundamentals that every author should focus on as they write. He will also illustrate the often overlooked aspect of where a writer’s focus should be, depending on what stage of the process he or she is in. Your process for writing that first draft is different from that of rewriting or editing a work. Mr. Camacho will show you what you should focus on at each stage.
The World of Insurance Crimes: Invisible and Dangerous
International insurance crimes exceed $200 billion per year, and the worst part is we’re paying for it all. Going far beyond the cliché ridden world of “slip-and-falls” and “whiplash” claims, these schemes have the far-reaching implications of human smuggling, jewelry and art heists, falsified injury and death schemes, and crime rings orchestrated by the Russian mob. Experienced insurance investigator and author, Rich Wickcliffe, gives you the inside scoop on these crimes which crimes exceed $200 billion per year, and that’s not taking into account the human cost. You’ll learn about these little-publicized schemes, how they might inspire your writing, and also how to avoid them in your real lives.
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