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One of the highlights of DFWCon each year has been Query Gong. This year we’re doing First Page Gong. It’s going to be a blast and anyone can participate! Here’s how. If you dare, bring your first page Saturday morning and put it in the collection box at the registration table. It should be a… Read More
DFWCon has a traditional pre-conference mixer put on by the amazing and talented (and amazingly talented) Sarah Bale! This is a great opportunity to come meet some of your fellow writers before the conference in a friendly, social atmosphere. And if that’s not cool enough, this year there’s also going to be a buzz session… Read More
UPDATE: Signups for this year’s Interactive Workshops are open now at http://dfwcon2016workshops.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited so you’ll want to act quickly! To facilitate scheduling of pitch sessions, please try to register for Interactive Workshops by 8 p.m. Monday, April 11. (Don’t worry, we’ll still work it out if you sign up for workshops after this time.) Things are… Read More
For those of you who registered for DFWCon early and need to go back to choose an agent and editor for a pitch session, use the instructions below. You’ll be logging back into the registration site, Eventbrite, to update your registration. Remember, one free pitch session comes with your registration. We ask you for three choices… Read More
With slashed marketing budgets and overworked publicists—as well as the prevalence of indie publishing—today’s writers are encouraged, even expected, to take an active part in marketing their work. But a lot of writers don’t know where to start, and some are overwhelmed with too much information. This year, publicist and writer Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and… Read More
Do you have a blog, want to start your own blog, or are you just interested in learning more about blogging? Then, the Behind the Blog: Blogging Basics workshop is for you! During this workshop you will learn about all things blogging. From how and why to start a blog, how to grow your audience,… Read More
Sure, you know the basics of novel writing…plot, dialogue, description. But are you ready to dig deeper into theme, characterization, subtext and world-building? Are you ready to truly master the craft of writing, delivering the the kind of story that lingers, staying with the reader long after the book has been closed? The kind that… Read More
My name is J. Kathleen Cheney and I’m an author of Historical Fantasy. Research can be a bit like an addiction, it pulls you in and it’s hard to quit. I think that’s the reason I’ve published three novels in that field (The Golden City series), and why I continue to write short fiction and… Read More
Hey, guess what day it is? That’s right! It’s the first Monday of March Madness, and that means WRITE CLUB is up and running! It’s had a record-setting year already, with nearly a hundred contestants and unprecedented interest – and now it’s up to you. Head over now to cast your vote in the first… Read More
Join us for a day of professional development as writers on Friday, April 22, in four intensive classes taught by nationally known authors and journalists Christopher Golden, Tara McKelvey and Thomas Kunkel! The Pre-Conference is a separate event from DFWCon, which takes place at the same location on April 23-24. Registration for these classes is… Read More
Here they are- the Saturday and Sunday schedules! Look at this amazing array of classes for you to choose from. Remember, all information is subject to change. This is what we know right now. This is it, folks, the information you were waiting for. Now it’s time to decide! Are you attending DFWCon? Register today at… Read More
Tina P. Schwartz, Founder & Literary Agent of The Purcell Agency, LLC, started out as an author. Penning 10 books for teens and children, published through traditional means, she decided to marry her two career paths of Advertising/Marketing and Writing/Publishing, to open her own literary agency in 2012. Since opening TPA, Schwartz has sold manuscripts… Read More
Time is running out! The early bird rate for the DFW Writers Conference expires at the end of the day on Monday, Feb. 29. Starting Tuesday, March 1, the rate goes up to $420 from the current $350. Register today and save!