The Original Idea: The Heart of Your Story & Key to Selling Your Book & Conflict: The Fuel of Your Story with Bob Mayer. Can you say what your book is about in 25 words or fewer? This is essential to both writing a tight book and then selling it. We'll discuss ways to find and state your original idea so that you stay in course while writing the book and with which you can excite those you tell it to when trying to sell it. Conflict drives your story. Not only must conflict escalate throughout the entire novel, every single scene must have conflict in it. The Conflict Box is an effective technique for focusing your story on the protagonist, antagonist, their goals, and finding out if you have the necessary conflict lock. This 2-hour class from 9:00-11:00 on May 5, is an add-on to the conference, so conference attendance is not required. Only $45! Space is limited, so register today!