Attendees spent their final day at the inaugural Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference focusing on both the craft and business of novel writing. Topics ranged from writing an attention-grabbing query letter to revising a manuscript with targeted, proven techniques. The event ended with an inspiring closing keynote from New York Times bestselling writer Christopher Rice.
Here are some highlights:
“I recommend taking an improvisation class; they teach you to never say ‘no’ as you build scenes on the fly.” —Margaret Dilloway
“For every scene or chapter, ask: How does this move my story forward? If you can’t answer that, get rid of it.” —Whitney Davis
“We don’t want one-book wonders. We want to work with career writers.” —Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Agency
“Writers write. They can’t not do it. … Write the book you love.” —Christopher Rice
To celebrate a terrific event, we have five signed copies of Christopher Rice’s novel The Vines to give away! Leave a comment in this post for a chance to win. Winners will be announced next week.
Thank you to all the attendees and speakers for making this a truly memorable experience.
Want to join the fun and enhance your writing career? Save the date for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, August 18-20, 2017 in New York.