Tag: Writer’s Digest

  • Moving on…

    Happy new year, everyone! So, as promised, I’m taking a little time out from my writing schedule to give you guys an update of what’s what.  It should be noted that, as I do this, I have a load of laundry in the dryer, a second load in the wash, and a pot of lamb…

  • The spectrum of sessions at the Writer’s Digest Conference 2014

    Quick sidenote before I leap into things…my last three blog entries have been about the Writer’s Digest Conference 2014, and a few people have asked me why I’ve eschewed photos of the conference in favor of pictures of me and my wife traipsing around Manhattan.  Short answer: the conference took place in a nice hotel,…

  • Agents are lizard people

    The last post was all about the Pitch Slam at the Writer’s Digest Conference 2014.  Today, I want to write around the Pitch Slam and talk a little about the gravity of the thing. To refresh your memory, the Pitch Slam was an event where authors could pitch their books at agents for three minutes in…

  • Pitch Slamming…not as dirty as it sounds

    In my last post, I provided an overview of the Writer’s Digest Conference 2014.  Now, I want to delve into its various moving parts, starting with its most significant, the Pitch Slam.  You can attend the sessions without signing up for the Slam (and save yourself a hundred bucks), but I can’t see much reason for…

  • An Overview of the Writer’s Digest Conference 2014

    It occurs to me that my blog is, to this point, exclusively devoted to playwriting.  The fact is, I’m also a novelist, it’s just that I have much more success with plays than fiction.  Hopefully, that will change soon. Unlike playwriting, a career as a novelist is almost impossible without an agent.  While you can often…