Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who expect the unexpected in novels. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 125 works ranging from picture books to non-fiction books, to novels.
Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Also in 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree. She completed her doctorate in biblical studies in 2008 and her Th.D. in 2015. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course. She is also an avid photographer, using her photos to help find homes for her local SPCA’s shelter animals.
Fiction: Writing Lessons from the Front
From evaluating your idea to forming your plot, to creating your characters and squeezing them until their deep personalities are revealed, from scattering the weasel words to knowing where to put an em dash—Angela Hunt will cover it all. Come prepared to take notes, participate, and maybe sing and dance a little. We’ll have fun.
Creating Realistic, Memorable characters in a Snap!
Why do we remember Scarlett O’Hara? Katniss Everdeen? Pippi Longstocking? These characters had outstanding qualities and a few quirks, but they weren’t weird. They didn’t feel like Quirky on Steroids. They were still relatable, and they still had problems—lots of them. In this session, Angela Hunt explains how the Myers-Briggers Personality Inventory can help you create characters your readers will remember, but will still be relatable and REAL.
Creating a Kick-Butt Fiction Proposal
In today’s world, your proposal can’t be simply satisfactory—it must rise above the rest in order to command an editor’s attention. We all that a proposal should contain a cover letter, a synopsis, and three sample chapters, so how to your make YOUR submission rise up out of the slush pile? Angela Hunt will give you tips on how to hook an editor with a great cover letter, how to get that synopsis down to one winning page, and how to write an opening chapter that will leave your editor wanting more.