WHY SHOULD YOU GO TO WRITER’S CONFERENCES?
The simple answer is because they are awesome . . . the longer answer is so much more than that. From meeting with other people in the industry to learning how to master your craft, Writer’s Conferences bring a social aspect into what can be a very lonely profession.
I just returned home from my first conference. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect, but what I discovered was an entire community of people who wanted to do the same thing as me – WRITE!!!
Every person had a story to tell, a question to ask or an encouragement to offer. In short this is what I gained access to when I got into my car and then pulled into that hotel parking lot:
- A like-minded community of people.
- Opportunities to volunteer and, thus, give back to that community
- NETWORKING! The ability to pitch to agents and editors face to face
- New Friends – facebooks buddies, author pages to follow, and rising stars!
- A checklist of “To Do” items to continue making the best of this new adventure
- A realization that there is a need for more of this community every day . . .
That being said, I also returned home, reached out to all the people from the conference and started this group on Facebook:
THE WRITE STUFF – New and Fedlgeling Authors
It’s a place to come together, master your craft, ask questions and seek encouragement. From starting your project and taking it to publication, my plan is for this page to be a resource for new writers.
Let’s rise up into our future together!