At The Writers Digest 2022 Conference

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I spent the weekend at the 2022 Writers Digest Conference in New York City, one of my favorite places in the world, and I had a wonderful time! Not only did I learn a great deal about the world of writing and publishing at numerous excellent sessions, but I also attended the Pitch Slam session.  I like to refer to this event as speed dating with literary agents! For one hour, many writers attempt to find and speak with agents, whom they think will fit their projects well. I was fortunate and was able to meet with six agents, and I had requests from 4, ranging from a full manuscript to 10 pages. I will certainly get that work to them this week, and we will see what will happen.

I also have to thank my wonderful father-in-law for his kindness and hospitality in allowing me to spend the weekend at his house in Staten Island. 

One of the benefits of this trip for me was taking the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan and back every day. This may seem small, but I love boats and ships, and I am like a little kid in enjoying the ride!

 

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Also, it may seem ordinary to those who make this trip on the Ferry often, but I was able to see Lady Liberty!

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If you are a writer and have the opportunity to attend this yearly conference, I recommend it!

24 thoughts on “At The Writers Digest 2022 Conference

  1. Great news, Chuck, and I’m glad you had a good time. I miss going to writers conferences, and hope to do so again at some point. In the meantime, I’m hoping to do the Comic Con circuit again with Cotty as soon as they resume. I look forward to talking with you about your most recent experience. ________________________________

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  2. Happy to hear you had such an enjoyable and productive time at the conference. I had the opportunity to visit Staten Island many years ago, and also have taken in a few work-related NYC conventions over the years. Trips to NYC are always exciting and fun for me.

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  3. Marina Osipova

    Great post, Charles! Many years ago, I attended this conference und still have wonderful memories. How nice that you’ve spent some time in Staten Island, the place I love dearly — living there for several years. I hope, you’ve visited Silver Lake Park and Clove Lakes Park. And yes, the SI ferry is an event if not every day.

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