How to Prepare for a Writing Conference

So, you found a writer’s conference that peaks your interests. What now? Should you start preparing immediately? Short answer: yes. Depending on where you are in the writing process, you’ll want to start doing research, polish your first 15 pages (just in case) and your query, and start thinking about an elevator pitch and effective … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Writing Conference

Nine Do’s and Don’ts of Attending Writers Conferences

By Rachel Beck I recently participated in two writers' conferences, a fiction one in Seattle, WA, and a creative nonfiction one in Pittsburgh, PA. These involved meeting with several authors back-to-back over one or two days, and listening to their pitches for 10-15 minutes. Since these experiences are fresh in my mind, I thought I … Continue reading Nine Do’s and Don’ts of Attending Writers Conferences