Friday, November 19, 2010

2011 Write Stuff Conference

First, welcome to the 2011 Write Stuff Conference Blog! 

In the upcoming weeks, you will find all sorts of information, interviews and tips about our upcoming conference on March 25 – 26, 2011, plus our two days of pre-conference workshops on March 24 – 25, 2011.

The first announcement I’d like to make is regarding our keynote speaker.

Donald Maass almost doesn’t need an introduction. Besides being the CEO of the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York, a leading agency for fiction writers, a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. (AAR), and on the board of advisors for Writers’ Digest, he is widely recognized for the workshops he teaches across the country based on his widely acclaimed Writer’s Digest’s books on the craft of writing, Writing the Breakout Novel, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook and Fire in Fiction.

Maass defines the most crucial elements in writing THE book which your readers won’t set down.  I've heard it said many, many times:  If you want to take your writing to the next level, his patented techniques and workshops will give you the tools necessary to possess that potential for hitting that best sellers’ list.

It gives me distinct pleasure to announce that not only will Maass be this year's keynote speaker but GLVWG is offering a special two days of pre-conference workshops.  Maass will be teaching an 8 hour workshop “Writing the Breakout Novel” Thursday, March 24, 2011 and 4 hour  “Fire in Fiction” Friday, March 25, 2011.

Registration will open mid-January. The date is forthcoming very shortly along with other very important details.   Please stay tuned.

Also, please visit our blog often for exciting information as we announce our agents, editors, and presenters along with interviews, information and conference tips.

Questions, please contact me, Tammy Burke, conference chair, at

Hope to see you at the conference March 24 – 26, 2011!


  1. I was just at the webpage for the Backspace conference in NYC, where 2011 Write Stuff speaker Jonathan Maberry will be the featured keynote. They're offering a one-day Donald Maass seminar, "Writing the Breakout Novel," just as we are--but they're charging $125 for it. That makes our 2-1/2 day Maass bundle price of $150 look mighty fine!

  2. Sounds like another fantastic conference. Can't wait to hear more.