Thursday, April 10, 2014

Writing conferences

Hello readers.

Here's some info from Writer's Digest newsletter I got today.


Mad Anthony Writers Conference, Hamilton Ohio, April 4-6

Come join me this spring at a great writing event in Southwestern Ohio - The Mad Anthony Writers Conference, happening April 4-6, 2014. I will be a keynote speaker at the event and will be teaching several sessions too. The conference also features multi-genre workshops, pitch appointments, critiques, advice appointments and more.
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Books-in-Progress Conference, Lexington, Ky., June 6-7, 2014
Join me at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, KY, where I'll discuss everything you need to know about writer platform. I'll also be acting as a judge for their annual American Idol-style pitch session--eat your heart out Simon Cowell! The guest keynote speaker is Ann Hagedorn, bestselling nonfiction author of Wild Ride. There will be a couple of agents hosting 10-minute pitch sessions.
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OHIOANA Book Festival, Columbus, Ohio, May 10,2014
I'll be appearing at this festival in support of my book, OH BOY, YOU'RE HAVING A GIRL. If you're in the Columbus area, swing on down and say hello and we can talk writing (also, the book makes a great gift for new parents).
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Writer's Digest Conference, NYC, August 1-3,2014
Build Your Dream Writing Weekend: With multiple focus areas and premium options, you can create a conference experience completely tailored to you! Take a look at some of the ways you can tailor your WD Conference experience: 4 Exciting Tracks, Agent-Led Boot Camps, the always popular Pitch Slam and new this year, Writer's Digest Pro, a mini-conference held on Friday! Register by May 19th for the Best Rate!
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6 Rules for Writing a Medical Thriller
So you've decided to write a medical thriller. Your hopes are high. If Robin Cook, Michael Palmer, and Tess Gerritsen could do it, why can't you? The answer is: you can. Medical thrillers appeal to a wide audience, and many literary agents and editors are looking for the next fresh voice in the genre. So go for it! See if you've got what it takes. But first, here are six helpful rules to keep in mind.
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