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La Jolla Writer’s ConferenceNovember 11-13, 2016Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Whether you are an aspiring author who has yet to put pen to paper, someone intent on writing a book to augment your business, a writer on the cusp of submitting to agents, or someone who wants to know more about the different and ever-evolving methods of publication, the La Jolla Writer’s Conference is the place for you.

For over a decade, community, intimate classes, personalized attention, ambiance, and a dedicated and outstanding faculty have annually converged to provide an intensive experience where writing becomes habit, habit breeds success, and writers become authors.

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How To Become Distributor & Market Ready For Your Book.

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Learn how to become distributor/market ready with your book. And for more great business and creative publishing classes, come to the La Jolla Writers Conference, November 6 in San Diego.



World-Class Faculty Announced for the 2015 LJWC

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With over 1,000 writers conferences throughout the country each year, the La Jolla Writers Conference (November 6-8, Sa Diego, CA) is truly one of a kind.

Now in its 15th year, the LJWC boasts an amazing faculty of New York Times bestselling authors, agents, and business and creative faculty.

But there is one component that truly makes the faculty unique:  every faculty and staff member, from the keynote speakers to the staff members helping at registration, donate their time for the weekend.  They are giving their time, energy, and expertise back to the writing community.

This creates an incredible environment dedicated to fostering a supportive and intimate environment where writing can truly focus on improving their craft and pursuing publication.

You can view the full faculty line up, but here’s a sneak peak:

Angela Bole:  Director, Publishing University, Independent Book Publishers Association

Annie Bomke:  Literary Agent

Marie Bostwick:  New York Times bestselling author; Women’s Fiction

Dale Brown:  New York Times bestselling author; Techno Thrillers

Mark Clements:  Author and Editor:  Horror; Suspense; General Fiction

Marni Freedman:  Memoir, Writing Coach

Michelle Gable:  International Bestselling Author; Historical Fiction; Women’s Fiction

Deeanne Gist:  International Bestselling Author; Historical Fiction

Brennan Harvey:  Author:  Science Fiction & Fantasy.  Critique Groups.

Brian Jud:  Executive Director of APSS; Author; Specialty Market Sales

Antoinette Kuritz:  Public Relations; Marketing; Branding; Publishing

Jared Kuritz:  Business Modeling; Publishing; PR/Marketing; Branding; Content Editing; Online Marketing; Blogging; Social Networking

Martha Lawrence:  Author & Editor:  Mystery & Suspense; Business & Self-Help

Warren Lewis:  Screenwriting; Pitching

Tinker Lindsay:  Editor, Author:  Detective Novels, Memoirs, Screenwriting, Conceptual Editing

Jill Marr:  Literary Agent

Scott McEwen:  New York Times bestselling author; Action/Adventure; Nonfiction

Dean Nelson:  Non-Fiction (including literary non-fiction, creative non-fiction, journalism, travel)

Andrew Peterson:  Bestselling Author; Thrillers

Lissa Price:  Bestselling Author; Young Adult and Middle Grade, Thriller, Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy

W. Craig Reed:  New York Times Bestselling Author:  Non-Fiction and Fiction: Thrillers

Christopher Reich:  New York Times Bestselling Author:  Thrillers

Jeniffer Thompson:  Website Design, Book Design, SEO

We look forward to celebrating our 15th year with you.  Space is still available so be sure to register today!

2015 LJWC Schedule Posted

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ljwc_6squares_bThe 2015 La Jolla Writers Conference begins November 6 at the La Jolla Hyatt at Aventine.

Celebrating its 15th year, the LJWC is excited to release the full conference schedule that features 70+ workshop and lecture classes from New York Times bestselling authors, agents, and other creative business and faculty members.

Our conference offers two types of classes: Lecture sessions run for 50 minutes and Workshops run for 110 minutes. Each block period will be dedicated to either workshop or lecture style classes. During each block period, there will be approximately 5-6 different classes on various topics from which to choose, allowing for intimate class sizes and personal feedback. For most workshop classes, you are encouraged to bring written work for review and/or participation, though it is not required. Popular classes are repeated to ensure that you have a chance to attend. There will be approximately 80 original classes/topics offered at the conference.  Once registered for the conference, there are only three classes that require pre-registration on Saturday morning. Other than those three, you simply choose the class that most interests you during a particular block period and attend. Please note that classes begin at 1:00pm on Friday and end at 4:30pm on Sunday.

Space is still available so be sure to register today!

We look forward to celebrating our 15 year with you.



American Sniper Author Scott McEwen to Join the 2015 LJWC Faculty

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We are very excited to announce that #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott McEwen will be keynoting and teaching at the 2015 La Jolla Writers ConferenceAmericanSniperCover-198x300.

Author of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, and several other military thriller novels, McEwen will be sharing his insights on coauthoring one of the most impactful stories in recent history.

Scott McEwen is a trial attorney in San Diego, California. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon where he became an Eagle Scout; hiking, fishing, and hunting at every opportunity presented. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Oregon and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London, England. Scott works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including the Seal Team Foundation.

Scott’s interest in military history, intense patriotism, and experience with long-range hunting rifles, compelled him to accurately record the battlefield experiences of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in United States military history.

To meet Scott, work on your own writing, and enhance your knowledge of the publishing industry, join use for the 2015 La Jolla Writers Conference from November 6-8 in La Jolla, CA.


2015 LJWC Early Bird Registration Available For A Short Time!

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La Jolla Writer's Conference 2012With the 2014 La Jolla Writer’s Conference in our rear view mirror, we are hard at work planning 2015.

As always, we offer an incredible early registration special.

For, the 2015 conference, this offer is available until December 15th.  At just $295, this is a $100 discount from the regular price and includes all of the normal perks plus the 2014 LJWC recordings:

  • An MP3 compatible CD of selected recording of the 2014 LJWC classes—approximately 50 hours! ($125 value)
  • Access to all Workshop & Lecture Classes
  • Friday Night Cocktail Reception & Keynote Address
  • Saturday Afternoon Lunch & Keynote Address
  • Saturday Night Cocktail Hour & Author Signing
  • Saturday Evening Dinner & Keynote Address
  • (Lodging not included)

We look forward to welcoming you back for our 15th anniversary.

Also, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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