No matter where you are in the process of becoming an author, attending a writers conference can be a valuable experience.
If you’ve completed your manuscript or book proposal, you can:
If you are working on a manuscript or book proposal, you can:
If you haven’t written a single word, you can:
To find a writers conference near you, just do a simple Google search. Some conferences are quite expensive, but others cost less than $100 and are packed with useful sessions. Personally, I think it’s a smart idea for any aspiring author to attend at least one. Not only is it a great chance to meet people who are in the same boat, it also enables you to see what you’re up against. Watching the “pitch an agent/editor” line snake around the block is a wake-up call for anyone, no matter which publishing route you pursue. With hundreds of thousands of books being released every year, you’ll need to find a way to make yours stand out. Authors who take action to improve their books and learn how to succeed in the publishing industry will have an edge over the competition.
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