The next best thing to attending is to pick up a copy of Donald's book Writing the Breakout Novel. It's a must read for any fiction writer. And so is this:
The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success.
It's now offered as a free download HERE.
From his website:
“Packed full of fine analysis, solid advice, and thoughtful reflection on the state of contemporary publishing. It’s further distinguished by more common sense than any book of its type that I have ever read. A treasure.” — Dean Koontz, author of Intensity
“...an indispensable volume for all libraries, and for anyone interested in learning about the world of publishing...” — Ed Gorman, Mystery SceneDon't say I never give you nothin'.