In one day I will head to New York City to visit family but that comes second. For the first four days of my trip I am visiting the city that never sleeps so I can once again attend the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, held from August 12 – 14 2016. I attended last year and had a great time. I met fellow writers that I still speak to today. The conference itself was set up to help authors not only discover how they can improve on their abilities as a writer but also how they can potentially gain a publisher who can help their words bound in paperback (or hardcover. I love them both) reach the masses.
An opportunity like this one is one that I feel everyone should enjoy and partake in at least once. There are conferences in practically every state so even if you cannot attend this one held in New York, you should at least try the one closest to you. Living in Los Angeles, you can imagine how excited I was to hear that there was going to be a Writer’s Digest Novel Conference held October 28-30, 2016 and of course I will be attending that one as well.
For those of you who haven’t attended and are curious about the type of courses provided at the conferences here is a small snippet:
For the Writers Digest Annual Conference you can expect to learn:
- Nailing the Spike: Creating a Compelling Short Story
- Panel: Crafting a Standout Thriller that Really Thrills
- Getting Intimate with Your Characters: Learn to Master Point of View for Dazzling Character Development
For the Writer’s Digest Novel Conference you can expect to learn:
- Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings that Sell
- Writing Riveting New Adult Fiction
- Keep the Pages Turning: The Art of Pacing
As I stated, I will be attending both conferences, with the Annual Conference happening at the end of the week. I will have posts and recaps of the different events that I am personally attending. There are different lectures that you can sign up for so I will only talk about ones that I was in the room for. The same can be said for the Novel Conference when that time comes.
Are you heading to either the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference or the Writer’s Digest Novel Conference? Which one are you looking forward to? What do you hope to gain from the various material provided either physically or verbally? Let me know in the comments about other conferences. I’d love to attend as many as possible.