The message below arrived in the Guild's inbox this week from Writer's Digest. We share it as presented to us.
The Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference is returning to Pasadena, Calif., October 24 to 27, with a transformative lineup of sessions and speakers designed exclusively for the needs and wants of novelists—whether you’re working on your first or have already published a few.
Registration is live, and you’ll lock in your best rate when you register by September 10.
WHAT IT IS:
If you’d like to learn how to write a tightly crafted novel that agents, editors, and readers are all looking for, WD’s Novel Writing Conference is the event you’ve been waiting for. Discover expert-led sessions from mentors who understand the process of bringing a book to market, because they’ve been there. And they’ll help you get there, too.
You’ll choose between topics dedicated to craft, character, genre, and beyond (i.e., everything that happens after you finish writing—from revision to promotion). Mix and match sessions to build your perfect weekend!
WHO IT'S FOR:
Whether you’re an aspiring novelist seeking to publish traditionally, or a self-published author seeking a wider audience, you’ll find in-depth sessions offering up information you need to know. And unlike so many other writing conferences, this one is focused solely on the novel.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
Writer's Digest has secured a pair of New York Times bestsellers for the first two keynotes: Alice Hoffman and Janet Fitch. The keynote sessions are always must-attends—novelists who’ve “been there” and “done that” sharing their experiences and inspirational stories.
More sessions, more speakers and more fun are all in the works, but right now is the best time to reserve your moment in the California sun—best pricing ends September 10.