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Catch SXSW PubCamp Streaming Live!

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Tomorrow I'll be giving a brief talk at SXSW PubCamp in Austin, along with some outstanding speakers from the publishing industry.

The free event is now wait-listed, but catch it live and online here(link updated morning of March 11!).


AGENDA


4:00 p.m. (CST)
Keynote by Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

4:30 p.m.
A word from publishing insiders
Calvin Reid and Rachel Deahl, Publishers Weekly

5:00 p.m.
Choosing the Right Publishing Option for Your Project
Jane Friedman

5:30 p.m.
Marketing the Smart (er, Not Annoying) Way
Kat Meyer, Kelly Leonard, Kevin Smokler and Meg LaBorde Kuehn

6:00 p.m.
Keynote by Scott Dadich, Executive Director, Editorial Development for Condé Nast and Rick Levine Senior Vice President, Editorial Operations for Condé Nast
A look at the growing digital publishing industry and Condé Nast’s current initiative to bring all of its 18 award-winning brands to tablets and other mobile devices.

Tailer vs. Tailor vs. Taylor (Grammar Rules)

Tailer vs. Tailor vs. Taylor (Grammar Rules)

Let's look at the differences between tailer, tailor, and Taylor with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Advice on Writing Characters From a Psychologist

Advice on Writing Characters From a Psychologist

Go deeper into the minds of your characters where motivation lives with this advice on writing characters from psychologist and author Rebecca Alexander.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Truth Denial

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Truth Denial

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character (or characters) deny the objective truth.

4 Questions To Ask When Writing Romantic Scenes

4 Questions To Ask When Writing Romantic Scenes

Whether you’re writing a romance novel or simply a romantic moment in your story, M.M. Crane poses 4 questions to ask yourself when writing romantic scenes.

Ben Acker: On Writing Scary Stories for Middle-Grade Readers

Ben Acker: On Writing Scary Stories for Middle-Grade Readers

Ben Acker discusses the joy of reading scary stories growing up that led him to write his new middle-grade horror collection, Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires.

How Freelance Writers Are Using TikTok to Find Success

How Freelance Writers Are Using TikTok to Find Success

TikTok is one of the hotter social media platforms, but it's more than just BookTok. Author C. Hope Clark shares how freelance writers are using TikTok to find success.

Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman: On Trusting Each Other in the Co-Writing Process

Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman: On Trusting Each Other in the Co-Writing Process

Authors Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman discuss the experience of going from friends to writing partner with their new nonfiction book, Courageous Discomfort.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 628

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a reflection poem.

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: The Weight of Blood

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: The Weight of Blood

The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to announce the next book club selection, The Weight of Blood, by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson.