Join Me at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference

Writer's Digest 2016 Manhattan New York City

Cool deal: Use code SOBIECK16 when registering for $25 off!

To prove once again to my peers, the government, blood relatives, my creditors and other interested parties that I am indeed a real person and not a figment of an overactive imagination, consider this your official reminder to come see me at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference on Aug. 12 to 14 in New York City. All the information you need is right here.

Writers Digest Conference 2016

Click here to get tickets and find more information. Use code SOBIECK16 to save $25 when you register.

The full roster of speakers is up, but I’m sure, as a loyal reader of this blog and of my books, you’re clearing your schedule/canceling those funerals/marrying someone else to attend my presentation, 10 Things No One Told You about Writing Weapons in Fiction.

I’m also on not one but two panels: Getting Real About Self-Publishing and Crafting a Standout Thriller that Really Thrills. I’ll be joined in the latter by writer bud Vincent Zandri, who is also on deck to do a presentation about hybrid publishing.

And if you decide I’m not the suave agent of mystery you picture in your head (although I still am), there’s plenty to make it worth the hike out to New York City. Here’s a bit more about the conference from Writer’s Digest:

Elevate your skills with authoritative, personalized advice from some of today’s most accomplished authors, editors and mentors at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, brought to you by the editors of the industry’s most trusted source for writing advice and insight—Writer’s Digest.

With more than 50 Agents and Editors participating in the Pitch Slam and dozens of insightful sessions led by industry experts and successful writers, Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is an unprecedented opportunity to advance your career and improve your practice.


Connect with many of publishing’s most respected and knowledgeable writers, agents and editors— including bestselling authors David Baldacci and Kwame Alexander!

Pick the program track that’s right for you. Mix–and-match sessions from the five core program areas: Getting Published, Platform & Promotion, Craft, Genre Studies and The Business of Being an Author.


Bypass the waiting game! Instead of sending out query after query and hoping you hear back, at the Pitch Slam you’ll pitch your work one-on-one to agents and editors searching for new talent and great books. With more than fifty agents and editors slated to participate, the Pitch Slam is a pulse-pounding ride—and a very real opportunity. You’ll pitch to each agent for 90 seconds and then receive 90 seconds of instant, invaluable feedback—and maybe a request to hear more.


Establish real connections with your fellow writers—and industry insiders. Opportunities for meeting, collaborating and networking are built right into the schedule!

Who Attends Writer’s Digest Annual Conference?

For more than 90 years, writers have turned to Writer’s Digest magazine for friendly, encouraging and authoritative insights about how to write better and get published. Attending Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is like stepping into the magazine’s pages—attendees leave brimming with inspiration, more confident in their abilities and savvier about the inner workings of the publishing industry.

More Information & Where to Buy Tickets

Everything you need to get cranking on your trip to this terrific writing conference is available here. Be sure to use code SOBIECK16 to save $25 on your registration.

See you there!

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