When I attended my first writers conference I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I went to learn, absorb and maybe make some new friends. What actually happened far exceeded my expectations, hopes and dreams.
No, I didn’t find an agent, publisher or win the rookie of the year award. But I did meet some awesome people, including editors, authors and organizers. I had my first pitch session with 3 different editors and learned a lot about the industry and how things work.
I was in heaven. I have often said since then that I could easily become a conference junkie. I have since attended another popular conference and Im now in the process of directing a writers conference in my city. Have a great keynote speaker and workshops. I am praying this conference meets and exceeds expectations of the attendees – much as it did me at my first conference.
What would you like to see at a writers conference? What are some things about any conferences you have attended that you would have liked to see done differently or what things did you most enjoy?