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:

margaret_dilloway“I recommend taking an improvisation class; they teach you to never say ‘no’ as you build scenes on the fly.” —Margaret Dilloway

 

 


whitneydavis“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

 

 


paulamunier“We don’t want one-book wonders. We want to work with career writers.” —Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Agency

 

 


christopherrice“Writers write. They can’t not do it. … Write the book you love.” —Christopher Rice

 

 


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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.

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