Hobnob with successful authors and agents seeking new talent. Enjoy a day filled with tips that will give you the advantage in getting published and gain guidance for producing a story that resounds with readers. Delve into the six secrets of successful authors, how to create palpable conflict in your story, world building and writing with bravery. Discover how to strengthen your writing from novelist and essayist Gayle Brandeis -published with HarperCollins, Holt and Ballantine, Harlequin Romance author Anna Stewart and fantasy writer Amy Lane. Pitch your manuscript during an optional private meeting with literary agents Sheree Bykofsky, Laurie McLean and Jennifer March Soloway.