This week’s message about the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference for which the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild is a promotional partner. Information about additional sessions at the Conference follows. Note the deadline for discounted hotel rooms for the Conference is October 7.
At what stage of your writing career do you attend a writing conference? When you’re finished with your first draft? When you have a polished manuscript ready to send out to agents and publishers? Or should you go when an idea is percolating in your brain and you’ve yet to write anything more than a few hand-scribbled notes on a napkin?
When you’re talking about the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles in just a few short weeks, the answer is simple: All of the above.
The conference features multiple educational tracks, each focused on a specific set of topics depending on where you are at this point in your writing career. These tracks are designed specifically for improving your knowledge and skill set in the area that you deem to be the most important to you right now.
Friday and Saturday tracks include sessions on Craft, Storytelling, Character and Genre Studies, while on Sunday, we shift tracks to help you prepare for next steps—Getting an Agent, Getting Published, and Revision.
The best part is, you don’t have to follow any one track—just use them as guidelines. Feel free to mix it up at any time and handpick the best session that fits your needs.
|Paula Munier||Laura DiSilverio||Jordan Rosenfeld||Nina Amir||Steven Hutson|
Just starting your novel? Consider:
Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell | Paula Munier
No Pain, No Gain: Putting Conflict in Your Stories | Laura DiSilverio
Scene Stealer: Master the Scene to Build Unforgettable Stories | Jordan Rosenfeld
Join WD this October 28–30 to learn as much as you can on all the topics that will help you reach your ultimate goal of writing something great and getting it published.