Class & Event Schedule



SMIAH Mini will be hosted here on our website. All classes will be available on a password protected SMIAH Mini Event page.

If you've registered for SMIAH watch your email for that password.

1st Chapter Contest & Mini Contest Winners, giveaways, & closing remarks

Indie Authors Publishing Panel


Traditional Authors Publishing Panel

Opening Remarks & Mingle

9 am

10 am

11 am

12 pm

1 pm

The full list of classes, graciously provided for free by our amazing author friends, is below.

Please take a moment to check out their work and websites, if they are provided, they are worth your time.

SMIAH Mini Live Events Schedule

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Ali Cross

TriCycle: A 3 step guide to move characters through your story.

Annette Lyon

Casts of Characters

Danyelle Ferguson

-3 Essentials to Build up to an Amazing Kiss

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Gregg Luke

Using Poisons in Your Writing

Jane Alvey Harris

Using Myth & Achetypes to Connect with Readers

Jen Geigle Johnson

Strong Women in Historical Fiction

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Jessica Conoley

Author's Mindset and Time Blocking

Josi S. Kilpack

This is How I Write

Kierstin Marquet

Firearms Faux Pas

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Michelle Pennington

Chapter Hooks

Rebecca Talley

What to Include in a Scene

Sarah Lynne John

Imposter Syndrome

Tamara Hart Heiner

Online Marketing

Victorine Lieske

Book Marketing Audiences


Amy Zeigler

How to Get to the Heart of Your Scene

Christine Amsden

The Trouble with Gods


Don Carey

Plausible Computer Hacks

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Heather B. Moore

Co-Authoring & Collaboration

Janette Rallison

Rules for Great Dialog


Jennifer Nielsen

The Grasshopper Approach to Writing

Jessica Day George

Do's and Don'ts of Middle Grade

KayLynn Flanders

The Mechanics of Micro Revision

Lorin Grace

Database Class

Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Advanced Online Marketing Strategy


Ryan Zee

Visual Plotting: How to Craft Better Stories in Less time with Plottr

Tamara Grantham

Formula to Writing Fantasy

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Traci Hunter Abramson

Traci's Tips on Being a Writer