• JULY 28-31, 2022

    NEW YORK CITY


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

WDC22’s Pre-Conference Workshops are the perfect opportunity to go deep on a topic with expert, hands-on guidance.
 
NOTE: These exclusive pre-conference workshops kick off the 2022 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference weekend on Thursday, July 28 
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Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot: 13 Tactics to Create a Page-Turner in Any Genre

All novels, regardless of genre, need a well-structured and engaging plot or storyline laden with suspense to keep readers turning the pages. By integrating these 13 thinking, writing, and revising tips into your writing process, you’ll write tighter, more polished novels. You’ll improve your story’s pace; create surprising, compelling characters; choose a setting that adds intrigue; write evocative prose; and develop a fresh, suspenseful plot. This workshop incorporates lecturettes, exercises, self-assessments, debriefings, and group discussions—attendees don’t simply learn what to do; they learn how to do it—and they practice putting the tactics to work.
 
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Building a Sustainable Writing Career: Priorities, Platforms, and Getting Paid 

In this full-day workshop, Jane Friedman—co-founder of The Hot Sheet, former publisher of Writer’s Digest, award-winning blogger and author of The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018)—will teach you how to be clear-eyed and strategic about developing revenue streams best suited to your personality, your writing, and your career expectations. We’ll discuss early career foundation and brand-building for freelancers who want to work for publishers or businesses, how and when freelancers can successfully market and sell their work directly to readers/consumers, and the varied income opportunities related to being a visible writer or expert in the market. 
 
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