There was an enormous amount of book offerings. But one gem off the table was this book by Donald Maass, The Breakout Novelist--How To Craft Novels That Stand Out And Sell. I was and am in the process of editing a book. However when I picked up the before-mentioned book and started reading a few chapters, a light went off in my head. There's a lot of work to do on my own book. The Breakout Novelist is not so much a hand holding how-to book, but a very excellent guide post.
It is a good idea for all of us struggling novelists to read about writing and to read as much as possible about writing.
I would like to see for next year, maybe a few longer sessions focused on the mechanics of social media, or have some sessions run just a tad longer.
If you were an attendee, what are your thoughts on the conference?