Write Now! 2014


 Registration is now open for Write Now! 2014, to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Wake Technical Community College Northern Campus in Raleigh, NC. That’s the same campus as previous conferences – but a brand new building! Starting in 2014, Write Now! will be held in Building E, which boasts a state-of-the-art amphitheater that seats more than 250 in a comfortable stadium-seating design; a secondary meeting room that seats 60; and an atrium with tables and seating for 100, which will allow you to sit with old friends and make new ones during registration and lunch.

Have a question? Call Don Vaughan at 919-873-9833 or email him at dvaughan@mindspring.com


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Joe Raiola

JOE RAIOLA is a senior editor at MAD Magazine, as well as an accomplished comedian, comedy writer, producer, director and speaker on First Amendment issues. He is the producer of the Annual John Lennon Tribute in NYC and has been touring the country for over 20 years in his solo show, The Joy of Censorship, which he has performed in over 40 states. 


Jennifer Delamere

JENNIFER DELAMERE is the author of the well-received Love’s Grace trilogy. Her debut novel, An Heiress at Heart, was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA® award, and the second book in the series, A Lady Most Lovely, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Jennifer is an avid student of screenwriting, where she learned the principles of story structure.


Linda Formichelli

LINDA FORMICHELLI has written for more than 130 magazines, including Health, Woman’s Day, USA Weekend, WebMD and Inc. She is the co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success and The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock. Her most recent e-book is Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race...And Step Into a Career You Love. Linda is also a regular columnist for Writer’s Digest.



CLAY AND SUSAN GRIFFITH have collaborated on novels, short stories and comic books. They are the authors of the Vampire Empire trilogy: The Greyfriar, The Rift Walker and The Kingmakers (Pyr Books), and have also written the adventures of pop culture characters such as Allan Quatermain, The Phantom and Kolchack: The Night Stalker. Clay and Susan are currently completing a new trilogy about magic and monsters in the early Victorian world for Del Rey Books.


Scott Huler

2011 Piedmont Laureate SCOTT HULER is a nationally published freelance writer whose credits include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Fortune. He has authored six books, including On The Grid, an investigation into the infrastructure that makes society possible. Scott’s award-winning radio work has been heard on National Public Radio and American Public Media.


Elisa Lorello

ELISA LORELLO gained national renown in 2010 for selling more than 20,000 downloads of her novels Faking It and Ordinary World on Amazon. Since then she has signed with Lake Union Publishing and released three additional novels. Her debut novel, Faking It, surpassed 100,000 eBook sales. In the fall of 2013, Elisa independently published Friends of Mine: Thirty Years in the Life of a Duran Duran Fan, a memoir inspired by her affection for the 80s pop band.


Scott Myers

SCOTT MYERS is a veteran screenwriter whose credits include K-9, starring Jim Belushi; Alaska, starring Vincent Kartheiser; and Trojan War, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. He is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America West, and currently teaches screenwriting at UNC Chapel Hill. In addition, Scott has taught through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program since 2002, receiving its Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005. (gointothestory.com)

Don Vaughan

DON VAUGHAN is an award-winning writer and the founder of Triangle Area Freelancers. Over the course of his 23 years as a full-time freelancer, he has published more than 1,800 articles in an eclectic array of magazines including Writer’s Digest, Military Officer, MAD Magazine, Cure, and Filmfax, and he has authored, co-authored or contributed to more than 35 books. Don teaches “Freelance Writing for Beginners” through the Continuing Education program at Wake Technical Community College.




Registration is a two-step process. First, fill out the demographic form below, and check the buttons next to the sessions you'd like to attend. Don't forget to click the Submit button when you're done. You'll receive an email notice when your registration is processed.

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8:00 - 9:00 AM
Registration and continental breakfast (included in fee)
9:00 - 9:50 AM

Keynote Address: Still Ignorant After All These Years - Joe Raiola

10:00 - 10:50 AM
Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race and Into a Career You Love - Linda Formichelli The Building Blocks of Fiction: Novel Structure - Jennifer Delamere
11:00 - 11:50 AM

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 PM

2:00 - 2:50 PM

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Ask The Freelancers Roundtable - Joe Raiola, Linda Formichelli, Don Vaughan, Scott Huler, Scott Myers


Next, select the type of registration (Standard or Senior/Student) below and pay via PayPal, or mail a check or money order (made out to Triangle Area Freelancers) to Donald Vaughan, 3819 Donna Road, Raleigh, NC 27604



Refund policy: Full refunds will be given, minus a five-dollar processing fee, until April 10. No refunds will be offered after that date.