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    DENTON, TX, July 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 2014 Lexicon Writers Conference, July 11th. - 13th, will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, TX. Phone (940) 891-4700. What is LexiCon?

A conference where writers of all levels, degrees of talent, success and genre, are encouraged and equally supported to pursue their personal writing goals. In an ever-changing industry, publishing, information is exchanged and shared. Attendees can learn how to increase their productivity and sales. Throw in the fun factor, it's a win, win.

The glory days of publishing are gone, expectations of the industry are often unrealistic, proven names of course, excluded. Unless you are within that top ten percent of writers such as James Pattersons, Stephanie Myers, the Stephen Kings, etc. then you will be required to market and promote your work on your own. Lexicon provides additional tools. Testimonials and additional information available on the Lexicon website: http://www.lexi-conwritersconference.com

Keynote speakers include:
Elizabeth McCormick - Professional Speaker, Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot
Michelle Prince - Motivational Speaker, Author
Tracy Kornet - 5 time Emmy Award winning CBS DFW Channel 11 Anchor and Reporter
Tammy Kling - Tammy Kling - Best selling author, speaker, Ghostwriter

Schedule -

Friday - July 11th
12:00 Early Check-in
2:00 Harry Hall - From the Computer to the Stage: Promote your book for Skyrocketing Sales
3:00 Mystery Guest - The Jack the Ripper Case and its Influence on Mystery Writing
4:00 Elizabeth McCormick - Speakers Book Signing
5:00 - 7:00 - Meet & Greet Dinner
9:00 - Networking

Saturday - July 13th
8:45 - 9:00 - Opening Remarks, Mitch Haynes President, Founder & Owner of Lexicon, Author
9:00 David Ciambrone - Developing Three Dimensional Characters
9:00 Bill Wetterman - The Joy of Researching a Novel
9:00 Nathanial Houston - From Homeless to Published: How Writing Healed Me

10:00 CL Stegall - Eyes on Makes the Difference: Some Standard Steps to Take
10:00 Denise Bartlett - How to Become A "Known" Author in the Age of the Internet
10:00 Vivian Zabel - How to Write That Children's Book

11:00 Amanda M. Thrasher - Small Press Options and Tribulations / Realistic Expectations
11:00 Rob Anspach - 27 Ways to boost Your Social Media Experience
11:00 Tim Malott - Getting your Manuscript Print Ready and Other Info.

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch Break - Highlights & Special Recognitions

2:00 Evenly Byrne - Time to Take Back your Power
2:00 Renee Groskreutz - Blogging for Business and Why it Matters
2:00 Jeanette Vaughan - Navigating the Indie Press Jungle

3:00 Susan Malone - Surviving Publishing's Maelstrom
3:00 Rita Mills - What Small Publisher's Should Know Before Attending Trade Shows
3:00 Sandy Lawrence - Unlock the Publicity Vault: Five Steps to Get Noticed by the Media

4:00 HeadlinerTracy Kornet - Writing the First Book after a Stellar Career
5:00 Headliner Michelle Prince - Book Writing Blueprint: Ideas on How to Instantly Leverage
Author Status

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6:20 - 7:30 Keynote Tammy Kling - Words are Currency: How to Make Money as a Writer and Change Lives in the Process

Sunday- July 13

8:00 - 9:00 Networking

9:00 Panel Discussion- Rita Mills, Sandy Lawrence, Harry Hall, Rob Anspach, Q & A
9:00 Jeanette Vaughan - Navigating the Indie Press Jungle, Q & A
9:00 Nathanial Houston - From Homeless to Published, Q & A

10:00 PUBLISHERS TABLE DISCUSSION - The Future of Indie and Small Press. Where Do We Go From Here?

Cl Stegall, Amanda M. Thrasher, Evelyn Byrne, Denise Bartlett, Vivan Zabel

David Ciambrone - Q & A - Developing Three Dimensional Characters
Bill Wetterman - Q & A - The Joy of Researching a Novel

Progressive Rising Phoenix recognizes that the publishing industry has changed. Our program is not a fit for every author and every author is not a fit for Progressive Rising Phoenix.


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