Meet the Presenter - James Scott Bell

We are thrilled to introduce a brand new (to us) presenter for SiWC this year. SiWC regular Donald Maass describes him as an "outstanding teacher". With an endorsement like that, you can see why we're delighted to bring him to you this October.  Meet James Scott Bell.


 JAMES SCOTT BELL is the bestselling author of several thrillers and three craft books for Writer's Digest: Plot & Structure, Revision & Self-Editing and The Art of War for Writers. Formerly fiction columnist for Writer's Digest, Jim has taught the art and craft of the novel at Pepperdine University and numerous writers conferences. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He lives and writes in Los Angeles.


In addition to regular workshops during the conference (check them out on our workshop schedule, especially if you have some experience and are looking to dig deeper), he'll be teaching a master class on Thursday entitled Next Level Fiction. Looking to take your writing a step further? This is a great class for you. Check it out!


Welcome, Jim!


If you've already registered and would like to add the Next Level Fiction master class to your registration, email me at kathychung at siwc dot ca and I'll sort that out for you.


(And don't forget our contest deadline is coming up quickly. Get your entries in by September 10 for a shot at four $1000 prizes and publication in our anthology.)