Which of these authors has the answers you need?

 At Writer’s Digest, it’s important to us that you get insight and advice from real practitioners, people who’ve walked the walk (and faced many a blank page themselves). That’s why we stack our conferences with instructors who’ve not only written, but published (traditionally or independently). They make the best instructors because they understand the unique challenges and opportunities novelists face today.

And also? They’re just really talented. Here’s a look at just a few of the books just out, or due to be released in 2017 that are written by your instructors:

Lisa See

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land, March 21, 2017

NWC Session: Opening Keynote


James Scott Bell

Romeo’s Hammer, April 26, 2017

NWC Sessions: Page-Turning Secrets for Thrillers and Supense and Writing Dazzling Dialogue


Liz Fenton

The Good Widow: A Novel, June 1, 2017

NWC Sessions: Co-Authoring: How to Collaborate Effectively, When Nice Characters Do Bad Things: How to Keep Your Protagonist Empathetic, and Women's Fiction Panel


Ara Grigorian

Ten Year Dance, October 2, 2017

NWC Sessions: Concept: Analyzing Your Story's DNA and Story Beats: Your Story's Heartbeat

Rachael Herron

The Songbird Sisters (The Songbirds of Darling Bay Book 3), April 4, 2017

Build it Strong (The Ballard Brothers of Darling Bay Book 2), January 17, 2017

NWC Sessions: Find Success Writing Romance, Plotting for Pantsers, and Women's Fiction Panel


Lorena Hughes

The Sisters of Alameda Street: A Novel, July 18, 2017

NWC Session: Debut Author Panel


Robinne Lee

The Idea of You: A Novel, June 13, 2017

NWC Session: Debut Author Panel


Susan Meissner

A Bridge Across the Ocean , April 2017

NWC Sessions: Crafting Compelling Character Motivations and Making Your Setting a Character


Kristin Rockaway

The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World: A Novel, June 6, 2017

NWC Session:  Debut Author Panel


Janis Thomas

What Remains True: A Novel, December 1, 2017

NWC Sessions:  Where Story Structure & Character Arc Meet and Women's Fiction Panel