A Writer’s Conference Changed My Direction
Hi! Since a conference last September (2009) changed everything about the approach I was taking with my second novel, I wanted to pop in here and post information I just received this morning on upcoming conferences.
Writer’s Digest sponsored the September conference, and that particular publication seems to always go the extra mile to actually help authors find, refine, and/or change their direction and/or their writing. Even though the publication is a business looking to earn a profit, I do appreciate the honesty and ethics of Jane Friedman, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.
Also, since I’ve had conversations with several of you about attending these conferences, I wanted you to know about a few that are upcoming. There is expense involved, but that expense can often be written off on your taxes. (Check with your accountant.) And if you’ve never been to a conference, your view of the publishing world might be a little too unexposed, inhibiting you from being able to balance reality with your writing dreams and goals.
So I highly recommend that you attend something. I put attendance at one conference per year on my New Year’s Resolutions every January 1 now.
The conferences in this link are held at various points around the country, so there’s a good chance that one might be close to you.
If you explore this link, go into each conference detail and look at the agenda as well as the list of agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals on the program. You’ll see that all the conferences are similar in some ways, but each one has a different slant that might fit in with what you’re trying to do and where you are in that process.
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