The Writers' Conference

The Writers' Conference

by Marian D. Schwartz

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The Writers' Conference by Marian D. Schwartz

"Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth."  Albert Camus

A look inside the world of trade publishing, exposing its secrets.

Laura Belmont has finished writing her first novel. She enrolls in the Clymer Workshop, one of the oldest writers' conferences in the country. Her plan is to make a connection with one of the famous staff authors or a literary agent who will help her get a publishing contract.

Over two hundred people are attending the conference for the same reason Laura is there. The male writers on the staff are more interested in her body than in her manuscript. She goes to creative writing workshops unaware of the literary politics being played in the shadows by the famous authors teaching her—the favors made, the courtesies given, the grudges held. Even an author's wife becomes fair game.

The only offer Laura gets comes with a veiled threat. Then something extraordinary happens...

"The twists of the plot are unexpected; there is so much information about the realities of the publishing world; and her characters' dark sides and hope breathe life into a well-constructed novel. A great read."  Lillian Bloom

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149599349
Publisher: Gristmill Publishing, L.L.C.
Publication date: 03/26/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 777 KB

About the Author

I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Reading was my escape from the legendary Buffalo winters and probably contributed to my becoming a writer. . You can read more about me and my novels--REALITIES, THE LAST SEASON, THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE, and THE WRITERS' CONFERENCE--at

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