Novel Writing Seminar by Bob Mayer, a DFWCon special event

This year’s pre-conference master class is a special Novel Writing Seminar by New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer! Join Bob on Friday, June 21 for an intensive four-hour workshop on writing the novel, beginning with the original idea and core conflict, developing plot and character, working with point of view, and pulling everything together selling your book and the business of writing.

This is a separate event from DFWCon with an attendance fee, but DFWCon attendees get a big discount. You don’t have to be attending DFWCon to sign up to this.

There are only 50 seats! Sign up today at

Class outline:

  • The Original Idea—The Heart of Your Story and Key to Selling Your Book:
  • Plot and Outline: The Events of Your Story:
  • Point Of View: The Voice of Your Story:
  • Characters: The People of Your Story:
  • Setting, Dialogue, Writer’s Block and Re-Writing:
  • Selling And Marketing Your Book
  • The Current State and Future of the Publishing Business for the Writer

The class will take place 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21 in the meeting room at the Hampton Inn, 1600 Hurst Town Center Drive, Hurst Texas 76054.

About the author:

Bob Mayer is a former Green Beret and the NY Times Bestselling author of over 70 books across a wide range of genres and nonfiction. He’s been on bestseller lists in thriller, science fiction, suspense, action, war, historical fiction, nonfiction, and is the only male author on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll.

Born in the Bronx, Bob attended West Point and earned a BA in psychology with honors and then served as an Infantry platoon leader, a battalion scout platoon leader, and a brigade recon platoon leader in the 1st Cavalry Division. He joined Special Forces and commanded a Green Beret A Team. He served as the operations officer for 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and with Special Operations Command (Special Projects) in Hawaii. Later he taught the Special Forces Qualification Course at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, the course that trains new Green Berets. He began writing while living in the Orient, as he earned a Black Belt in Martial Arts. He’s also earned a Masters Degree in Education.

His novels include the bestselling Area 51, Green Beret, Atlantis, Time Patrol series and collaborations with Jennifer Crusie. Bob draws on all of his experiences to write his novels and his nonfiction books, including WHO DARES WINS: The Green Beret Way to Conquer Fear & Succeed; The Novel Writer’s Toolkit: A Guide To Writing Great Fiction; and Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author.

He’s the grandfather to two future leaders of the Resistance Against the Machines. He also feeds two yellow labs, Cool Gus and Sassy Becca. His wife always controls the TV remote control. And she’s always right about what she chooses. Cool Gus has taught Bob the ways of wisdom.

This is a pre-conference event. You do not have to be attending the DFW Writers Conference in order to attend this class. The price is $89 for those who are not attending the conference and $59 for conference attendees. Registration will be verified. Sign up today at

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