Sad, but true. The QUIT WHINING START WRITING 2017 WRITERS' CONFERENCE has been cancelled. Registrations to date were too low. If you previously registered, you will receive a full refund by September 30, 2017.  Please keep in touch via SplatteredInkPress.com


2017 Conference Overview

Friday evening, October 13

Join fellow conference attendees and experience the keynote spoken word presentation featuring Fable the Poet and Rachel Gleason.

Saturday, October 14

Attendees will choose from 15 different workshops on a variety of topics — true crime story writing, flash fiction, children's literature, poetry, writing tools, and more.

At registration, there will also be an opportunity to sign up for a marketing consultation with Splattered Ink Press. Each consultation includes thirty minutes spent one-on-one with a marketing expert to discuss your marketing needs and goals as an author.

Any questions? Be sure to check our QWSW Conference FAQs.


Keynote Address - Friday, October 13

Making a Difference with Writing

Marcel “Fable” Price and Rachel Gleason

Impassioned spoken-word poets and emphatic performers Marcel Price and Rachel Gleason will discuss the importance of creating partnerships in a community to bridge the gap between artists and organizations. 

Following the discussion, Marcel and Rachel will energize the audience with dynamic spoken-word performances. The evening will conclude with an interactive exercise to encourage unity and empathy and to inspire writers and artists to think beyond their own perspectives.

Don’t miss this exhilarating keynote address! It’s the perfect preparation for a day of learning, sharing, and growing as writers, authors, and artists.


15 Writing Workshops

  • What’s so Funny? How to Add Humor to Writing.
  • Your Story Needs a Skeleton
  • How to Get On and Perform On the Air for Authors
  • Power Tools for Your Writing Toolbox
  • Picture Books: Breaking Into Writing & Illustrating for Children
  • Overcoming Glossophobia—the Fear of Public Speaking
  • Show & Tell: Finding Material for and Bringing Energy to Memoir
  • Journalism 2020: A Fresh Take
  • Poetry in Motion: Networking, Community, Collaboration
  • Murder in the Stacks: Writing and Selling True Crime
  • Turning Family Stories into Fiction
  • Supportive Small Writing Groups Motivate and Inspire
  • Get Close to Your Readers through Point of View (Fiction)
  • In a Flash! Tips for Writing Memorable, Compressed Fiction and Nonfiction
  • The IT Factor: Don’t Let Perfection Paralyze You from Reaching Your Dreams

Register Today

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