Lucas Horn Writing Conference Block

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is just a few weeks away. This will be my first writer’s conference and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m looking forward to getting out from behind the keyboard and meeting up with other writers, listening to the keynotes and attending the workshops.

Writer’s Digest has been an amazing resource on my novel journey. There have been countless times when their magazines and books have provided help during the most trying times. That said, I can’t wait to experience the information, resources and connections at their annual conference in Manhattan.

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Since conferences are about getting out and making connections, I thought it would be helpful to provide my workshop schedule. Feel free to grab seat next to me, chat about writing, or just get a quick coffee. I’ll also be live tweeting from the conference on my website and on @lucashornwrites, so don’t forget to follow me.

Conference Workshop Schedule (rev.)

Friday, August 18

  • 9:00a – 10:00a: Pitch Perfect
  • 10:15a – 11:15a: Novel Revision Strategies for Pantsers
  • 11:30a – 12:30p: Writing a Mystery Novel: A Crash Course
  • 1:45p – 2:45p: Mastering Plot Twists
  • 3:00p – 4:00p: The Effective Query Letter Workshop
  • 4:15p – 6:30p: Opening Keynote: Lisa Scottoline

Saturday, August 19

  • 9:00a – 10:00a: Banishing Doubt
  • 10:15a – 11:15a: From Manuscript to Book
  • 11:30a – 12:30p: Pitch Slam Session 2
  • 1:45p – 2:45p: Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Writing your First Novel
  • 3:00p – 4:00p: Troubleshooting Your Novel
  • 4:15p – 5:15p: PANEL: Debut Author Panel
  • 5:30p – 6:30p: Central Keynote: Richard Russo
  • 6:30p – 8:00p: Cocktail Reception

Sunday, August 20

  • 9:00a – 10:00a: Revealing Character Through Setting
  • 10:15a – 11:15a: The Art & Craft of Distinctive Voice
  • 11:30a – 12:30p: Closing Keynote: David Levithan

Can’t wait to meet up at the conference! (Don’t be shy).

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