No time or money to attend the 2007 BEA/Writer's Digest Books Writers Conference?
Now Writer's Digest, Booksurge and Write Bros. are sponsoring online web videos of some sessions. The keynote address by Jodi Picoult is free.
There are several other sessions that cost $20 per viewing. But once you pay, you can view them as many times as you like. It's much cheaper than attending the conference, and you can pick the sessions most valuable to you.
Here is the list of webcasts:
Keynote Speech: Jodi Picoult (FREE) Keynote speech by Jodi Picoult.
Writing the Breakout Novel: Characters ($20) Workshop on creating characters by agent Donald Maass, of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
The Six Usual Suspects: Fiction Writing Conundrums ($20)Fiction writer Peter Selgin's workshop explaining how to fix six errors novelists make.
How to Write an Irresistible Nonfiction Book Proposal ($20)Rita Rosenkranz, of the Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency, covers how to create a winning non-fiction proposal, hook an agent, and get published.
Later they plan to have free audio versions of popular workshops from the conference, so stay tuned.