Just a quick post to let everyone know that this weekend is the New England Regional Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference. Wow that’s a sentenceful!
And there are a ton of first timer tips out there like this one. A nice breakdown but intended for a different conference, still NESCBWI also reaches about 700 people. http://anjalimitterduva.com/2013/04/30/13-tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-a-writing-conference-in-particular-grub-streets-the-muse-the-marketplace-2/
Conferences are great places to learn about writing, about other writers and about the industry. If you are a writer and choosing this career path, research and find a conference that will suit your genre, or publishing style (there are self-pub conferences out there now!) But find some connections. You’ll be glad you did.
I met my first organized critique group through the NESCBWI conference. I met my dear friend Kris (also in the critique group… and soon director of next year’s conference. WAIT, I volunteered to help too??) Yes. I volunteered to help too, because you only get out what you put in. And I want to help others have a great conference experience in the future.
This year I’m presenting a workshop for authors on how to use WordPress to create a website. And soon I’ll share some of the information on the blog.
This weekend is going to be full of fun and learning. I’ll be taking sessions like Creating Engaging School Visits, and Real Revision the Big Picture, and Humor Cells. I’ll also be meeting up with all of my writer friends, some of whom I only see online. So this is going to be a great weekend!!
Hope to see you there!