WriteNow! Conference

WriteNOW! Conference Logo
WriteNOW! Conference

Desert Sleuths Annual Writers Conference

WriteNOW! — “Best Writers Conference in Arizona” (2020, The Writer magazine)

Registration will open in mid-june

Set aside September 20-21, for WriteNow! 2024.
Calendar Pages showing dates and events
WriteNOW! 2024

NOW! 2024 is again virtual although we hope for an in-person networking social.

You don’t have to be an author to join us.

Authors don’t need to write mysteries to benefit from WriteNOW! 2024.

Readers welcome. Hear from authors and editors about the art and craft of writing.

Friday, 9/20—Pre-conference programs, a la carte (each session priced separately)

Virtual Pitch-Extravaganza ($35.00 each). Agents for one-on-one sessions to pitch your manuscript.

      • Elizabeth Bracht | Cole Lanahan | Melissa Rechter

Virtual Manuscript Edit ($60.00 each).  Editors will accept and assess your first three chapters (up to 50 pages) and give you feedback. Manuscripts will be accepted via email beginning this day.

      • Jay Hartman | Anna Michaels | Anne Rainbow

Writing Craft Workshop ($35.00). This event will be recorded and available for replay for up to a year.

      • Jane Cleland

In-Person Networking Social. Time, price, and other details forthcoming.

Saturday, 9/21—one price for an entire day

$25.00 Desert Sleuths members; $35.00 everyone else.

Listen and learn from authors who offer insights into writing, publishing, and marketing.

    • Host: Christina Estes
    • Editors Panel: Jay Hartman (moderator) | Michael Brackman | John Connor | Barb Goffman
    • Sensory  Locations and Characters Panel: Deborah J. Ledford (moderator  | Shane Hawk | Stephen Mack Jones | Wanda Morris
    • Marketing Workshop: Jaden Terrell
    • Presenters/Interviewee: Ellen Byron | Jennifer Dornbush | Naomi Hirahara


Did You Miss WriteNow! 2023?

See the WriteNOW! 2023 page for last year’s event. The Saturday program is available for purchase and/or replay.

Want to learn more about writing conferences? Check out Kindlepreneur’s article How to Get the Most out of a Writer’s Conference for more info on this and other writing conferences.