The Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference offers a balanced program covering the fundamentals of craft—delving into specific genres and techniques—along with the business of being a writer, promotion and marketing strategies, and managing a sustainable career.
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Pre-Conference Workshop – Thursday, October 21
Friday, October 22
Saturday, October 23
How to Finish Your Novel When the Whole World Is Falling Apart | Kristin Rockaway
Writing Place as a Character | Barbara O’Neal
The First 100 Pages of Your Novel | Barbara O’Neal
The Complexities of Heroes and Villains in Mystery | Rachel Howzell Hall
How to Evoke Emotion in Every Scene | Jordan Rosenfeld
The Art of Opposing Forces: Writing with Tension | Jordan Rosenfeld
The Art of Villainy: Creating Compelling Evildoers | David Corbett
Editing: What to Worry About (and What to Let Slide) | Nathan Makaryk